Spring 2019

Spring Faculty Workshop 2019

Capstones and Signature Work
A half-day workshop for departments - Nancy Budwig, Clark University and AAC&U  
Friday, January 11 | 12:00-5:00  |  Howry and McCombs 

Teacher-Scholar Workshops, Panels, and Discussions

Time-balanced Teaching: Grading and Feedback 
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship
Friday, February 1 | 12:00-1:30 | Location TBA -  RSVP

Getting Feedback from DEWC Consultants on Writing Assignments 
Jennifer Marciniak and Consultants, Debby Ellis Writing Center
Monday, February 4 | 12:30-1:30 | Connie Ballroom - RSVP

Preparing Applications for Promotion 
Members of the Faculty Status Committee
Friday, February 15 | 11:45-1:00 | Location TBA - RSVP

Paideia Team Teaching
Sergio Costola, Paideia and Theatre; Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Friday, February 22 | 1:00 - 3:00 | Location TBA

Grant Writing in the Arts  
Sonya Robinson, Foundation Relations 
Date, Time, & Location TBA - RSVP

Making a Summer Research and Writing Plan
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship
Tuesday, Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | Time TBA | Cullen 120 - RSVP


Designing an Inclusive Pedagogy Project (Mellon funded)
Mellon funded day-long workshop for accepted UT doctoral students and SU faculty
Friday, March 8, Location TBA

Data Analysis and Visualization in R
Data Carpentry
Date, Time, & Location TBA - RSVP

Course Design Workshop for Course (Re)Design Fellows 
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship
Friday, May 17 | 9:00-5:00 | Cullen 360 - RSVP

Conversations On Our Scholarly & Creative Lives

This series enables faculty to learn about colleagues’ scholarly and creative work while joining together for refreshments and conversation. Presenters share their work and then discuss it with the audience.

Erika Berroth, German
Monday, January 28 | 12:30-1:30 | Location TBA - RSVP

Melissa Johnson, Anthropology
Wednesday, February 13 | 12:30-1:30 | Location TBA - RSVP

Josh Long, Environmental Studies
Thursday, February 21 | 4:00-5:00 | Cullen 360 - RSVP

Thomas Howe, Art History
Date, Time, and Location TBA

Pedagogies in Profile 

This series provides a forum for learning about the thoughtful, innovative, and engaged teaching happening at Southwestern. If you are interested in presenting in this series, contact the CTLS director. 

Syllabus Design for Engaged Learning 
Friday, April 12, Location TBA

Programs for New Faculty

New Faculty Orientation 
January 8, 8:30 - 2:30 | Orientation, technology training, and lunch                              8:30-2:30, Cullen 360

New Faculty Foundations
(for new full time faculty)                             Tuesdays, 11:30-12:45, Margaret Room

         January 15, 11:30-12:45 | Balancing Teaching, Scholarship/Creative Work, Service, and Life

         February 19, 11:30-12:45 | Getting the Mentoring you Need + Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence 

         March 29 (Friday), 1:30-2:45 | Shared Governance, Committee Service, and Brief Annual Reports 

         April 16, 12:30-1:30 | Preparing for Summer and Next Year

Learning Communities & Reading Groups

To sign up for a group, visit the Reading Groups page

“R” Faculty Interest Group
         “R” Time - open to all, shared workspace / tinkering time                     
         Fridays | Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, Apr 26 | 1:30-3:30, Library Sandbox

         Data Analysis and Visualization in R - facilitated by Data Carpentry - a two-day workshop - date TBA

Cultivating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Our Classrooms - join us for one, some, or all sessions
         Tuesdays | Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, | 1:30-12:45, Connie Ballroom - co-organized with Jennifer Leach

  • Feb 5  Questions of belonging: race, social fit, and achievement - RSVP
  • Mar 5  Gender and Sexuality - queer-friendly, trans-friendly classrooms - RSVP
  • Apr 2  Resisting academic ableism - RSVP

Convene Your Own Reading Group -Any two or more faculty who would like to read together can receive support from the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship. For more information, visit  http://bit.ly/2AHGH7N

Writing & Research Groups

To sign up, visit the Writing and Research Groups page.

Peer Writing and Review Groups

These are small (3-4 people) cross-disciplinary groups for faculty who want to share their writing-in-progress and receive thoughtful feedback from colleagues. Groups can meet for as little as a semester but may choose to stay together for longer. They often meet every 3-4 weeks.

Writing & Research Accountability Groups – online or in-person

Accountability groups of 3-4 people require less time commitment than peer review groups. Members agree to check-in regularly (usually weekly or bi-weekly) to report on whether they met their goals for the preceding period, and to define their goals for the upcoming period.

The Junior Faculty Research Group (JFRG), offers in-person accountability groups for junior faculty and are highly         recommended for pre-tenure or non-tenure-track faculty members.  Small groups meet bi-weekly. 

Workshops for Departments and Committees

Multiple dates         Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Faculty Search Process

Thurs, Feb 14         Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Faculty Status Committee

Past Event Schedules

Contact the CTLS

Julie Sievers,  Director

Cullen 120  |  sieversj@southwestern.edu  |  512.863.1390