Fall 2018

Conferences & Major Workshops

The Fall Faculty Conference 2018
An afternoon of workshops on teaching, learning, and scholarship
Monday, August 20, 2018, 1 - 5 pm - Session details

Teacher-Scholar Workshops

Making a Semester Plan for Research & Writing
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Tuesday, September 4, 11:30 - 12:45, Connie Ballroom

Designing Effective Writing Assignments
Jennifer Marciniak, Debby Ellis Writing Center
Friday, September 7, 12:30 - 1:45, Cullen 360

Teaching through Experiential Learning - A Conversation with Community-Engaged Learning Fellows & Study Abroad Faculty
Friday, September 14, 12:00 - 2:00, Connie Ballroom

Preparing Applications for SCOPE & Faculty-Student Projects
Members of the Awards & Honors Committee
Monday, September 24, 12:30 - 1:20, Connie Ballroom

Play, Performance, and Pedagogy
Lois Holzman, East Side Institute
Friday, October 19, 12:00 - 1:30, Connie Ballroom

Disability & Trauma, Accessibility & Presence, Disclosure & Power
Alison Kafer, Feminist Studies
Monday, October 22, 12:30 - 1:30, Connie Ballroom 

Strategies for Developing a Successful Research Program in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Edward Kain, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and University Scholar, Southwestern University
Monday, October 29, 12:30 - 1:30, Cullen 360

Increasing Your Pedagogical Footprint by Focusing upon Student Learning
Edward Kain, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and University Scholar, Southwestern University

Tuesday, October 30, 11:30 - 12:45, Connie Ballroom 

Promoting Your Work with an Effective Faculty Webpage
Dinah Ritchie, Marketing; Carol Fonken, Smith Library
Wednesday, November 7, 12:30-1:20, Lynda Ballroom

Getting Funded with Fellowships: How to Write an Effective Application
external presenter
to be announced

Academic Internships and the Role of the Faculty Member
Dana Luna, Career Services: Julie Cowley, Office of the Dean of the Faculty 
Friday, November 30, 12:00-1:15, Connie Ballroom

Conversations On Our Scholarly & Creative Lives

Conversations On Our Scholarly & Creative Lives provides Southwestern faculty with an opportunity to learn about colleagues’ scholarly and creative work while joining together for refreshments and informal conversation. Presenters spend 20-30 minutes discussing their research or creative work and then engage in a discussion with attendees.

Emily Sydnor, Political Science
Tuesday, October 16, 11:30-12:30, Connie Ballroom

Patrick Hajovsky, Art History
Thursday, November 8, 4:00-5:00, Cullen 360

Michael Saenger, English, and Sergio Costola, Theatre
Tuesday, November 20, 11:30-12:30, Connie Ballroom 

Programs for New Faculty

New Faculty Orientation 
Aug 16, 8:30 - 2:30 | Orientation, technology training, and lunch

New Faculty Foundations

September 5, 12:30-1:30 | Getting to Know SU’s Students & Teaching Culture, Connie Ballroom

October 10, 12:30-1:30 | Planning Your Professional Development Agenda; Understanding university Expectations & Evaluation Processes, Cullen 120

November | Visit a Peer’s Classroom, Meet with a Peer, Map Your Mentors (no meeting)

December 5, 12:30-1:30 | Your Teaching Experiences So Far; Supporting an Honor Code Culture - Margaret Room

Learning Communities & Reading Groups

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

“R” Faculty Interest Group
Monday, September 17+, 12:30-1:20, Margaret Room
Any additional dates will be based on participants’ interest and schedules

Discussion in the College Classroom, by Jay R. Howard (2015)
Monthly Dates: 4 meetings, to be announced, based on participants’ schedules

 Creating Self-Regulated Learners - reading & assignment discussion group
Monthly Dates: 2 meetings, to be announced, based on participants’ schedules

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

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. 

Department Chair Workshops

to be announced


Search Committee Trainings

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in the Faculty Search Process  
Julie Sievers, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship   
multiple dates 

Past Event Schedules