Center for Faculty Development
Programs and Events

Programs and Events

  • 15SQ Events

    One of our goals as a Center is to engage SU faculty in conversation around the deeper questions of academic practice, based on national and international research into higher education. Events are open to all SU faculty.

    Please note: Two of the workshops below are tele-workshops organized by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). An SU host will facilitate a brief conversation at the end. Learn more about NCFDD.

    Faculty Writing Groups 15SQ

    Faculty Writing Groups

    LAUNCH MEETING
    Wed, Apr 15 | 12:30-1:30 | Casey Commons | Lunch provided
    Co-sponsored with ORSSP

    Faculty Writing Groups provide you with camaraderie and accountability to achieve more in your scholarship. These groups are intentionally interdisciplinary so that you remain the expert in your own field throughout.

    By the end of this session, you will be grouped with two or three other colleagues from across campus and will be ready to meet with your group independently and regularly to help you achieve more in your research - and with less stress.

    Full details on Faculty Writing Groups are on our website at: http://www.seattleu.edu/faculty-development/events/writing-groups/

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    Aligning time with priorities

    Aligning your time with your priorities

    NCFDD TELE-WORKSHOP
    Tue, Apr 21 | 12:30-1:50 | Casey Commons | Lunch provided
    NCFDD Presenter: Kerry Ann Rockquemore
    SU Host: David Green

    In this hands-on tele-workshop, you'll learn the secret to making your calendar work for you, day-to-day and week-to-week, with a step-by-step guide to holding a weekly planning meeting (also known as "The Sunday Meeting").

    In this session you'll learn:

    • What works and what doesn't work when it comes to weekly planning 
    • Why weekly planning is the bridge between your quarter or semester plan and getting control of your workday
    • The 30-minute technique that will help you make sure that the most important things get done each day
    • And much more...

    This is a hands-on tele-workshop where we will not only learn the technique, but we will actually do it! And if you've had chance to work on an overarching plan for the quarter or semester, you'll get even more out of the session.

    Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. She is the author of two important books as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After becoming a tenured professor in sociology, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for writing productivity and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul.

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    15SQ CBPR

    Working with communities not one’s own: Effective research that earns trust and values reciprocity

    FACULTY WORKSHOP
    Thu, Apr 23 | 4:00–5:30 | HUNT 110 | Appetizers & drinks provided
    Co-sponsored by Dr. Christina Roberts, Program Director for Indigenous Initiatives at SU
    Presenter: Professor Emerita Annette Kolodny, University of Arizona

    How can we research communities to which we do not belong - and do so in affirming and respectful ways? As more faculty across campus engage in community-based research (and teaching) in a variety of settings, this question is becoming more pressing than ever.

    Community-based participatory research (CBPR) runs risks: An outside researcher may inadvertently be insensitive to the group's cultural expectations or may take a condescending colonialist tone; at the opposite extreme, the researcher may be so enthused with the community as to lose nuance and perspective in the research. The cultural quagmire of CBPR is expansive.

    Fortunately, though, we have models on which to draw.

    Join Annette Kolodny—Professor Emerita from the University of Arizona and author of In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery  (2012)—as she talks about working with communities not her own and draws on her collaborative work with Mi'kmaq, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot communities. Hearing and discussing Annette's CBPR experiences will leave you feeling better informed about constructive, edifying, and nuanced ways to work with communities not your own.

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    Reasonable accommodations: Students with disabilities and the university context

    ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH DISABILITIES SERVICES
    Tue, May 5 | 12:30–1:50 | Casey Commons | Lunch provided
    OR
    Wed, May 6 | 12:30–1:50 | Casey Commons | Lunch provided

    Student disabilities are manifested in many different ways - from the mild to the chronic, from the physical to the psychological - and the university works hard to find reasonable accommodations that allow our students with disabilities to succeed without changing the criteria on which they are evaluated.

    Even when we are familiar with these practices, though, we still have questions about how best to support our students and how to manage particular situations. For example, how do we best support students with chronic conditions? How do we respond to students' emotional outbursts in class? Above all, how can we have constructive and comfortable conversations with our students about how we accommodate their disabilities in our classes?

    In this roundtable session with Disabilities Services staff, you'll have the opportunity to raise areas of uncertainty, learn from your peers, and develop new strategies for ensuring that our students with disabilities receive both a reasonable and an equitable academic experience.

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    Every summer needs a plan 15SQ

    Every summer needs a plan

    NCFDD TELE-WORKSHOP
    Tue, May 12 | 12:30–1:50 | Casey Commons | Lunch provided
    NCFDD Presenter: Kerry Ann Rockquemore
    SU Host: Jacquelyn Miller

    • Do you often start the summer with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?
    • Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this summer?
    • Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this summer?

    Then join us for a hands-on workshop. We offer this planning workshop at the beginning of each summer so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced summer ever!

    Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. She is the author of two important books as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After becoming a tenured professor in sociology, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for writing productivity and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul.

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