New Faculty Orientation

Stetson’s New Faculty Program kicks off in August with New Faculty Orientation which introduces new full-time and adjunct faculty to academic life and culture as they embark on their work as Stetson teacher-scholars.

New Faculty Handbook

The New Faculty Handbook provides a guide and important information to help new faculty navigate their first year at Stetson University.

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2017 Program

Dates: August 15-17, 2017
Location: Sage Hall 222 – SCALE UP Classroom
Facilitators: Julia Metzker, Lynn Monahan
Schedule:  Tenure-track & Visiting (pdf) Adjunct (pdf)

2016 Program

Dates: August 16-18, 2016
Location: Sage Hall 222 – SCALE UP Classroom
Facilitators: Julia Metzker, Rosalie Richards
Schedule:  Tenure-track & Visiting (pdf) Adjunct (pdf)

2015 Program

Dates: August 12-13, 2015
Location: Sage Hall 222 – SCALE UP Classroom
Facilitators: Rosalie Richards, Diane Everett
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2014 Program

Dates: August 13-14, 2014
Location: Sage Hall 222 – SCALE UP Classroom
Facilitators: Alicia Slater, Rosalie RichardsNew Faculty 2014

Giving Voice to the Inner Life: Kevin Quashie and the Sovereignty of Quiet

by Josh Rust

“I’m a child of quiet” is what Kevin Quashie said during this interview, where I first heard him discuss his book, The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture.  And so it was with some trepidation that we invited him to spend two days with hundreds of Stetson students and faculty members at both the DeLand campus and College of Law.

In conversation, Kevin’s gentle and disarming affect drew many of us beyond the scholarly, into the personal.  Audience members at the keynote leaned forward, as if they were hearing the voice of an old friend, rather than the address of a lecturer.  And many of those in attendance were, I think, touched by Kevin’s reminders that we are all bearers of an inner life that remains profoundly resistant to publicly-assessable expectations and stereotypes.

“Thesovereignty-of-quiet inner life” he writes, “is not apolitical or without social value, but neither is it determined entirely by publicness.  In fact, the interior—dynamic and ravishing—is a stay against the dominance of the social world; it has its own sovereignty”.

Dr. Quashie’s visit embodied what we hoped the Social Justice Lecture Series would accomplish—it jarred us into revaluation. But in his case it managed to do so through the potency of quiet.

Quashie, Kevin. The sovereignty of quiet: Beyond resistance in black culture. Rutgers University Press, 2012.
For more on Kevin Quashie’s 2014 Social Justice Lecture, visit StetsonU Blog Radio.

About the Author

Joshua Rufaculty_rust_joshuast is associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Stetson University. He is a member of the Social Justice Lecture Series Committee at Stetson University.

Rust conducts research in the areas of social ontology and experimental philosophy.  Most recently, he has been developing an account of the charismatic relationship in terms of what Weber calls “absolute trust”.

Dr. Rust earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Riverside.  Outside of the office and classroom, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and two young children.

Faculty Open House at WORLD – October 16



The staff of WORLD: The Rinker International Learning Center cordially invites you to Faculty Open House at WORLD.

Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: 635 N. Bert Fish Rd

  • Grab a glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres
  • Meet faculty engaged in international learning
  • Learn about WORLD Class, our lunch-time workshop conversations on international learning
  • Find out about how to get involved with international learning

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