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.
LAUNCH MEETINGWed, Apr 15 | 12:30-1:30 | Casey Commons | Lunch providedCo-sponsored with ORSSP
The "research on research" gives us good evidence on what helps faculty progress with their research, and in response, we've been launching Faculty Writing Groups since 2007. These groups provide you with camaraderie and accountability to achieve more in your scholarship. And they 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:
NCFDD TELE-WORKSHOPTue, Apr 21 | 12:30-1:50 | Casey Commons | Lunch providedNCFDD Presenter: Kerry Ann RockquemoreSU 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:
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.
GUEST SPEAKER DISCUSSION SESSIONThu, Apr 23 | 4:00–5:30 | HUNT 110 | Appetizers & drinks provided Guest speaker: Professor Emerita Annette Kolodny, University of Arizona
Co-sponsored by Dr. Christina Roberts, Program Director for Indigenous Initiatives at SU
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.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH DISABILITIES SERVICESTue, May 5 | 12:30–1:50 | Casey Commons | Lunch providedORWed, 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.
NCFDD TELE-WORKSHOPTue, May 12 | 12:30–1:50 | Casey Commons | Lunch providedNCFDD Presenter: Kerry Ann RockquemoreSU Host: Jacquelyn Miller
Then join us for a hands-on workshop. NCFDD
offers 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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