The Center for Faculty Development offers a number of programs and events which may be specifically useful for mid-career faculty.
If, as a mid- or late-career faculty member, you become a program director or department chair (and have other faculty reporting to you), then another program that might be useful to you is the Chairs' Community of Practice (CoP).
This informal forum for chairs and directors from across the university is an opportunity to share ideas, expertise, practices and perhaps even challenges. Over a collegial glass of wine, you'll have a rare change to talk to your peer group with the aim of making chairing a more enjoyable experience.
All meetings are scheduled for Hunthausen 110, unless otherwise noted.
To find out more about the Chairs CoP meetings, visit the Chairs CoP web page.
In this module of the series, participants will …
Refreshments are provided at each session, with support from the Endowed Mission Fund.
The entire series is co-directed by David Green of the Center for Faculty Development and Jen Tilghman-Havens of the Center for Jesuit Education. They are atheist and Catholic, respectively, and both share a passion for this transformative educational approach.
Joining them in this module are Holly Slay Ferraro (Management/Center for Faculty Development) and Katherine Raichle (Center for Faculty Development/Psychology).
Please complete our online application form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/19SQIPS-ip
Fifteen spaces are available.
Applications close at 09:00 PST on Monday, April 29.
We will notify all applicants of their participation by Thursday, May 2.
Please be sure to block off the three sessions in your calendar when you apply so that you are definitely available.
If you have any questions about the Ignatian Pedagogy Series, please email email@example.com or call David Green (206-296-5386) or Jen Tilghman-Havens (206-296-2335).
Edwin Bridges’ The Prudent Professor is a practical guide for faculty of all ages who want to prepare for the financial aspects of retirement, and not just let it happen. The book draws on the author’s own careful research and long personal experience in building—and protecting—his retirement funds. He describes with candor his own successes and mistakes and his short, concise chapters provide both the rationale and methodology to identify one’s own personal goals at each stage of one’s career.
In this four-session Learning Community, facilitated by Jacquelyn Miller (Center for Faculty Development) during spring quarter, we'll work our way through the chapters of the book to determine what might work best for you in your own situation.
Over the four sessions, you'll learn about:
This community is primarily for any faculty member who is interested in retirement planning.
The Prudent Professor is 334 pages long, and reading will be split across the four sessions to be manageable for participants.
The four dates in Spring Quarter are
*If you teach until 12:20 on these days, you will still be able to join the group!
Please Register by 9 a.m. on Mon, Apr 8
How do you systematically design a course so that it truly promotes deep learning and the kinds of critical thinking we espouse in academia? Edmund Hansen’s Idea-Based Learning provides a step-by-step process for thinking about and designing a course, focusing on key elements that will help maximize our students’ potential.
In this four-session Faculty Learning Community in the spring, we will progress through the chapters and develop or revise our own courses following Hansen’s recommendations, and we’ll discuss the sticking points and epiphanies we discover along the way.
Over the four sessions, facilitated by Katherine Raichle (Center for Faculty Development), this book and our discussions will help you:
This community is for any faculty member who is either designing a new course or revising an existing one.
The four dates in Spring Quarter are
Please Register by 9 a.m. on Thu, Apr 18
Mon, Apr 15 (HUNT 100) or Thu, Apr 18 (STCN 210) | 12:30–1:50 | Lunch provided
Facilitated by David Green
How do we increase the likelihood that students come to class well-prepared and ready to engage and learn together? And how do we ensure that we use class time to help students process the material that they find hardest to grasp?
In this workshop, we’ll work together to explore one approach to course design that seeks to address these questions constructively. This approach, called “Just-in-Time Teaching” or “Thinking About the Readings,” focuses class time on the sticking points in the curriculum by creating a straightforward feedback loop between you and your students, requiring students to think about—and give feedback on—the reading/class preparation in advance of class, and helping you discover where their energies are best concentrated to enable them to move forward intellectually.
During the workshop, you’ll have the chance to focus on a specific class in one of your courses so that by the end, you’ll have devised some strategies and questions that will allow you to experiment with this learning-focused approach in the near future.
Please remember to bring a syllabus and/or class notes for a specific class session with you.
NCFDD LUNCHTIME WEBINAR
Tue, Apr 23 | 12:30–1:50 | CASY 525 | Lunch provided
NCFDD Presenter: Angela Black | SU Host: Jacquelyn Miller
So, you've had your “Sunday meeting” to plan out your week; your appointments have been carefully plotted; and weekly writing/research/teaching goals are set. Yet somehow your life on paper and your academic life seem to rarely meet. This webinar will introduce how techniques in mindfulness and compassion could be the building blocks to further support locating more room in your calendar, more space in your being, and increased self-kindness to sustain your academic life. In this webinar, you will learn how to:
Please note: This event is a presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). This webinar is accessible on the NCFDD website, under Member Resources. The Center for Faculty Development funds an institutional membership to NCFDD for all SU faculty, graduate students and law students. Click here to find out more about Seattle University's institutional membership to NCFDD, including how to become a member of NCFDD.
The “Personal Intellectual Project:” Capturing, focusing, and (re)inventing your scholarly agenda
Mon, Apr 29 | 12:30–1:50 | HUNT 100 | Lunch provided
Facilitated by David Green
Depending on our career stage, our scholarly agenda can pose a variety of challenges. For many newer scholars, it can be hard to step back and identify exactly what it is we’re doing – and why it matters. For more seasoned researchers, in contrast, we often find our passions have shifted to new topics, or that we need to reinvent ourselves as scholars in somewhat different academic fields than where we began.
Difficulty in describing our research arc can affect our chances of winning grants, of being promoted, or simply of feeling in control of our own scholarship. It can lead us to take on projects that don’t exactly align with our expertise or intellectual curiosity, and to missing out on those that do.
In this session, we’ll provide a space for you to think through your own “Personal Intellectual Project”—the big-picture encapsulation of your different scholarly topics and agendas. For newer scholars, can you sense its form yet? Do you recognize the parameters you want to set to keep it manageable? For more experienced scholars, has your intellectual project evolved since you last considered it? What has changed and what remains the same? What projects might reignite your enthusiasm?
BROWN-BAG PANEL DISCUSSION
Wed, May 15 | 12:30–1:30 | Casey Commons (CASY 530) | Bring your own lunch, beverages provided
Come to participate, come to listen
Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Interdisciplinary Scholars
Moderated by Katherine Raichle
A central mission of any university is to certify development and expression of intelligence in its students. Faculty also are thought to model and express intelligence in scholarship. But what counts as intelligence in a university context and at SU?
Bring lunch if you like. Coffee, tea, and water provided. No RSVP required. For more information, contact Sven Arvidson (Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies)
What is the Consortium of Interdisciplinary Scholars?
The Consortium is 150+ faculty from all schools and colleges on campus who are interested in providing expert advice for students pursuing projects across disciplines and in facilitating interdisciplinary faculty scholarship.
You do not have to be a member to attend a Consortium event. Membership in the Consortium is free and open to SU teachers. Simply contact Dr. Sven Arvidson (firstname.lastname@example.org). To learn more and see current membership list visit: https://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/departments/interdisciplinary-liberal-studies/consortium-of-interdisciplinary-scholars/
Consortium Steering Committee: Sven Arvidson (AS), Lisa Brodoff (Law), Marc Cohen (Albers), Mary Graham (Education), Wanda Gregory (SNCS), Stacey Jones (Albers), Douglas Latch (Sci&Eng), Emily Lieb (AS), Lauren Lawson (Nursing), Rick Malleus (AS), Stephen Rice (AS), Mark Roddy (Education), Michael Trice (STM), Riva Zeff (AS)