Spring 2020

 Teacher-Scholar Workshops, Panels, and Discussions

Wed
Feb 12

10 Strategies for Fostering Interaction and Discussion in Class 
—mini-presentation + round-table discussion
- RSVP

12:30-1:50 pm
Marsha Ballroom

Fri
Feb 14

 Commenting Effectively on Student Writing
Jennifer Marciniak and student consultants from the Debby Ellis Writing Center - RSVP
 2-3 pm
Library 111
Wed 
Feb 19
Academic Reading: How We Keep Up with and Make Time for Scholarly Reading
Fay Guarraci, Psychology; Jethro Hernandez Berrones, History; Ben Pierce, Biology, Katy Ross, Spanish - panel and roundtable discussion
- RSVP

12:30-1:50 pm
Marsha Ballroom

Fri 
Feb
28

Teaching through Integrative Learning
featuring Study Abroad faculty and 18-19 CEL Fellows Michael Kamen,
Emilly Syndor, Ed Merritt, and Katy Ross
- RSVP

12:30-1:50 pm
FJS 403
Fri 
Mar 6
Cultivating Information Literacy
Theresa Zelasko and Katherine Hooker, Smith Library
- RSVP
12:30-1:50 pm
FJS 403
Wed 
Apr 1
Editing a Collection: Recent Book Editors Discuss the Process
Laura Hobgood, Religion; Sequoia Maner, Feminist Studies; Sandi Nenga, Sociology;
and Angeles Rodriguez Cadena, Spanish
- RSVP
12:30-1:50 pm
Marsha Ballroom

Wed
Apr 8

Creating Cruelty-Free Syllabi
Erika Berroth, CTLS Faculty Fellow
-RSVP

12:30-1:50 pm Location TBA
Fri
Apr 17

FYS: Making Connections in First-Year Seminar/Advanced-Entry Seminar 
Sergio Costola, Theatre; Sarah Brackmann, Integrative Learning; Lisa Dela Cruz, Mosaic; Julie Sievers, CTLS
- RSVP

12:30-1:50 pm
Location TBA
Fri 
May 1
Course Design Workshop
Julie Sievers, CTLS
- RSVP
9:00-4:00 
CB 360
May 5 or 
May 6
Making a Summer Research and Writing Plan
Julie Sievers, CTLS
—Tues, May 5, 12-1:15 (Margaret Shilling Rm) or Wed, May 6, 2-3:15 (Cullen 120)
- RSVP
 
TBA FYS: First-Year Seminar and Student Success
Julie Sievers, CTLS 
- RSVP
Time and Location TBA




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.

Wed Mar 11 Kim McArthur, Biology -  RSVP 12:30-1:30 pm
FJS 100
Thur Apr 16 Speaker TBA -  RSVP 4:00-5:00 pm 
CB 360

 


Programs for New Faculty and Mid-Career Faculty

Orientation for New Faculty
Wed, Jan 8 | Orientation to people, policies, resources, and tools | 8:30-2:30 in Cullen 360


New Faculty Foundations
(for new full-time faculty)                             

Mon, Feb 3 Balancing Teaching, Scholarship/Art, Service, and a Life 12:30-1:50 pm
Margaret Shilling Rm
Mon, Mar 2 Preventing Sexual Violence + Supporting an Honor Code Culture 12:30-1:50 pm
Margaret Shilling Rm
Mon, Mar 30 Managing Committee Service + Preparing the Brief Annual Report 12:30-1:50 pm
Margaret Shilling Rm
Mon, Apr 20 End-of-Year Lunch 12:30-1:50 pm
Margaret Shilling Rm

For more new faculty resources, visit the New Faculty Programs page

 

Mid-Career Mentoring Communities
Mid-Career Mentoring Communities enable members to work toward what is best for each other and have conversations about their personal and professional lives that do not normally take place among colleagues. MMCs are an opportunity to explore your hopes aspirations, and purposes and reflect on common problems, challenges, or concerns. The ultimate goal of an MMC is to reinvigorate ourselves, our work, and by extension the academy. 

Convene Your Own Peer Mentoring Group
If you would like to regularly gather with colleagues for mutual support and to discuss shared interests, challenges, or circumstances, the CTLS will support your group. Funds are available to support periodic lunches or refreshments. Reach out to the CTLS director, Julie Sievers, for more information.


Learning Communities & Reading Groups

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

Reading Groups

Podcasts on Teaching and Learning: Inclusive, Evidence-Based Approaches
Wed, Mar 13, 3:30-4:30p; Fri, Apr 3, 12:30-1:30p; Thurs, Apr 30, 12:30-1:30p

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. 

 

Course Design Fellows

Wed, Jan 29 Mid-Year Check-In for 2019-20 Course Design Fellows 12:30-1:30 pm
Roy Shilling Room


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. Sign-up

The Junior Faculty Research Group (JFRG), offers in-person accountability groups for junior faculty and are highly         recommended for pre-tenure or visiting faculty members. This group is run by and for junior faculty, led this year by Jethro Hernandez Berrones. Look for sign-up information in your email. 


Workshops for Departments, Committees, and Department Chairs

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Faculty Search Process - for Search Committees
Julie Sievers, CTLS
Multiple Dates and Times TBA | Cullen 120

Classroom Observation of Teaching - for department chairs
Julie Sievers, CTLS
Wed, Jan 29 | 2:00-2:30 pm, CB 360

Interpreting Student Evaluation Data - for department chairs
Julie Sievers, CTLS
Wed, Mar 25 | 2:00-2:30 pm, Connie Ballroom


Past Event & Program Schedules


Contact the CTLS

Julie Sievers, Ph.D.
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Cullen 120  |  sieversj@southwestern.edu   |  512.863.1390