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 | 12:30-2:00 | Cullen 360 -  RSVP

Writing Assignments that Work: DEWC Consultants Provide Feedback on Your Assignment Prompts 
Jennifer Marciniak and Consultants, Debby Ellis Writing Center
Monday, February 4 | 12:30-1:30 | Connie Ballroom - RSVP

Becoming a Full Professor: Understanding University Expectations & Evaluation Processes
Alison Marr, CTLS Faculty Fellow, and Members of the Faculty Status Committee
Tuesday, February 26 | 4:00-5:00 | Connie Ballroom - RSVP

Grant Writing in the Arts  
Sonya Robinson, Foundation Relations 
Date, time, and 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

-Paideia Workshops-

Integrating Reflection with High Impact Experience
Facilitators: Sherry Adrian, Sarah Brackmann, Jennifer Marciniak
Saturday, February 16, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Howry Center
Lunch provided
(details)

Team Teaching the Paideia Seminar
Facilitators: Sergio Costola and Julie Sievers
Friday, February 22, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Cullen 360
Lunch provided
(details)

Scaffolding Student Preparation for the Capstone Experience
Facilitator: Cory Lock, St. Edward’s University
Friday, March 1, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Cullen 360
Lunch provided
(details)

-Intensives-

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

Syllabus Design for the First-Year Seminar
- a half-day workshop for faculty teaching FYS in Fall 2019
Date and time TBA 

Data Analysis and Visualization in R 
- a 2-day, hands-on workshop for faculty and staff interested in R, facilitated by Data Carpentry
May 2-3 | 9-5 | Location TBA 

Course Design Workshop for Course (Re)Design Fellows 
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship
Date, Time, & 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.

Erika Berroth, German | “NEH Grant for Innovative German Open Access Curriculum”
Monday, January 28 | 12:30-1:30 | Cullen 360 - RSVP

Melissa Johnson, Anthropology  |  “Becoming Creole: Nature and Race in Belize”
Wednesday, February 13 | 12:30-1:30 | Connie Ballroom - RSVP

Josh Long, Environmental Studies | Climate Urbanism: Urbanization and Justice in the Era of Climate Change
Thursday, February 21 | 4:00-5:00 | Cullen 360 - RSVP

Becca North, Psychology | Your Hidden Superpowers: How the Whole Truth of Failure Can Change Our Lives
Monday, March 11 | 12:30-1:30 | Connie Ballroom - RSVP


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 26, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Cullen 360


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 (Connie Rm)

         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 - May 2 & 3

Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in Our Classrooms - join us for one, some, or all sessions - RSVP
         Tuesdays | Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, | 11:30-12:45, Connie Ballroom
          - co-hosted with Jennifer Leach, Director of Advising and Retention

  • Feb 5 |  Students of color at a PWI: the importance of a sense of belonging
  • Mar 5 |  Gender and sexuality: queer-friendly, trans-friendly classrooms
  • Apr 2 |  Disability as diversity in higher ed: resisting academic ableism

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

Wed, Feb 20           Mentoring Mid-Career Faculty - for Department and Program Chairs


Past Event Schedules


Contact the CTLS

Julie Sievers,  Director

Cullen 120  |  sieversj@southwestern.edu  |  512.863.1390