Fall 2019

Fall Faculty Conference 2019 Workshops 

Mon, Aug 19  -  An afternoon of workshops on teaching, learning, and scholarship, and creative work
 - Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities - Chad Spigel, Trinity University 
 - Thriving in Stressful Times - Roxanne Donovan, Kennesaw State University
 - Interdisciplinary Team Teaching - Sarah Bunnell, Amherst College 
 - Information Literacy - Theresa Zelasko, Megan Firestone & Katherine Hooker, SU
 - Grant Writing in the Sciences and Empirical Social Sciences - Nike Bertrand, SU
 - Grant Writing in the Arts and Humanities - Sonya Robinson, SU

Teacher-Scholar Workshops, Panels, and Discussions

Sept 6 
Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Other “Differentisms” 
Cia Verschelden, Malcolm X College - RSVP
Mood Atrium
Monday, Sept 23 Crafting an Effective Sabbatical Application 
Members of the Awards and Honors Committee - RSVP
Margaret Shilling Room
Thursday, Sept 19 Developing an Application for Scope or Faculty-Student Projects 
Members of the Awards and Honors Committee - RSVP
Margaret Shilling Room
Wednesday, Oct 16 Teaching with Special Collections
Megan Firestone, Smith Library - RSVP
Special Collections
Wednesday, Oct 30 Integrative Learning Panel
featuring Study Abroad faculty and 18-19 CEL Fellows - RSVP
Connie Ballroom
Nov 22
Co-Authoring Articles with Undergraduates 
Traci Giuliano, Psychology - RSVP
Connie Ballroom
Wednesday, Dec 4 Designing Effective Multiple-Choice Questions 
Julie Sievers, CTLS - RSVP
12:30-1:50 Connie Ballroom

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.

Dates and Speakers TBA


New Faculty Programs 

Orientation for New Faculty
Wed, Aug 14 | Orientation to people, policies, resources, and tools | 8:30-2:30 in Cullen 360

New Faculty Foundations with Peer Mentors
(for new full-time faculty)                             
Mondays, 12:30-1:50

- Sept 16 | Getting to know SU’s Students and Teaching Culture | Marsha Ballroom
- Oct 7 | Evaluation Processes: Planning your Professional Development | TBA
- Nov 4 | Mentoring for Teaching, Scholarship, and your Career | Marsha Ballroom
- Dec 2 | Your Teaching Experiences So Far | Marsha Ballroom

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

Learning Communities & Reading Groups

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

R Faculty Interest Group - R Afternoons 

Welcome Back! Reminder of R Workshop - taught by John Ross, Mathematics 
Friday, September 20 | 2:00-3:30 | Cullen 360

Descriptive Stats & Regression - taught by Dirk Early, Economics
Friday, October 18 | 2:00-3:30 | Cullen 360 

Anova - taught by Romi Burks, Biology
Thursday, November 14 | 4:00-5:00 | Cullen 360 

Reading Groups 

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Fridays: Sept 20, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 6 | 12:30-1:50 | Merzbach Room

Bandwidth Recovery - stand alone discussions 
Thurs, Oct 17, 11:45-12:45 — or — Wed, Dec 11 & 12 (exam week) | Margaret Shilling Room

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 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 and Committees

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

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Faculty Status Committee
Julie Sievers, CTLS
Friday, October 25 | 12:30-1:50 | Location TBA 

Past Event & Program Schedules

Contact the CTLS

Julie Sievers,  Director
Cullen 120  |  sieversj@southwestern.edu   |  512.863.1390