Category Archives: Brown Center

Does your project qualify for a Hollis Institute Impact Grant?

The Nina B. Hollis Institute for Educational Reform
Steering Committee
invites you
to an Information Session for all faculty
to share ideas on educational reform and
encourage applications for the
Nina B. Hollis Institute
Planning Grants and Impact Awards

 Monday, Sept. 28
4 – 5 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Join us with your favorite hors d’oeuvres and beverage
during our virtual gathering.

No RSVP required
Contact:  Colleen Cooper at
cmcooper@stetson.edu with questions.

New Classroom Technology Coming Soon!

Information Technology and the Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OOLET) are pleased to announce the upcoming availability of new classroom technologies to help support our Fall 2020 on-campus classrooms. The main addition will be the ability to record your live classroom session via lecture capture technology and to interact with remote students via web-conferencing. Please press here to open a detailed chart that reviews your new options.

While this technology is being installed, OOLET will dedicate our weekly Q & A virtual sessions for open questions regarding all of these options, their best practices and technical instructions. To make ongoing support easier, these sessions will be conducted at the same time every week.

Weekly Virtual Q & A Schedule

Tuesdays at 10:00  – 11:00 a.m.

Fridays at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Use the link below to access any session during their scheduled time.  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/95498eb6acb145d0a1149c22b83b04e2

You can also email OOLET to request individual or group training, and feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns – we are happy to help!

-The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology

Brown Center Poster Presentations

As you know, we’ve been hosting faculty spotlight presentations using a different formula from previous years. We’ve also decided to add the opportunity for poster presentations!
This poster style Spotlight will take place on Thursday, March 12th from 4:00-5:15. We would provide a small stipend for printing ($50). If you are interested in taking part in these poster presentations, please email the title and abstract of your poster presentation to the Brown Center and Chris Griffin by February 28th, so we have time to properly promote this event.
In our promotions, we plan to use your biography, and headshot from your faculty profile. If you would rather see us use something different, please include that in your email.

Brown Center Events Update

Spotlight

The Brown Center invites you to our first Faculty Spotlight of the spring semester on Thursday, January 30th at 4:00 PM in the Carlton Union Building’s Stetson Room. The spotlights series is a showcase of research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement of the campus community. Stop by and learn about the research of our talented Stetson community!

The two professors participating in this spotlight are:

Dr. Diane Everett Professor of Sociology,

Department of Sociology and Anthropolgy

Dr. Chris Jimenez – Assistant Professor of English

Department of English


Inquiry Circles

The Brown Center is opening a second application round of Inquiry Circles for the Spring 2020 semester to support continued conversations about high-impact practices after Teaching & Learning Day. Each Inquiry Circle can receive up to $500 to pay for materials like books or even food for your meetings. Your only commitment is to meet at least 3 times and submit a brief impact report at the end of the term. The online application is active now at the following link: https://bit.ly/2tFXXK9


FAR Workshops

Faculty Annual Reviews are coming up, and the Brown Center wants to help you as much as possible. We are hosting a FAR Circle, which provides a comfortable space to for faculty to review and gain feedback from peers. The interim director of the Brown Center, Dr. Nathan Wolek, will also be in attendance to provide his experience with the FAR as both a faculty member and a department chair during his time at Stetson University. This event will be taking place Friday, January 31st from 12pm – 2pm. We will be providing lunch from Subway (6 inch sub and chips of your choice) and as such, we ask that you RSVP by Wednesday, January 29th by 12pm using this link.

FAR Writing Circle 2020

The Faculty Annual Review is coming up and the Brown Center would like to help you. We are offering a workshop that provides you with an overview of what the FAR is, as well as an opportunity to receive peer feedback. Interim Director of the Brown Center, Dr. Nathan Wolek, will be in attendance to provide his experience with the FAR as both a faculty member and a department chair.

This will be taking place on Friday, January 31st in the Lawrence Room (second floor Elizabeth) from 12pm to 2pm. Since we will be providing lunch, we ask that you fill out this RSVP by Wednesday, January 29th at 12pm.

National Conference for College Women Student LEaders (NCWSL) and Tech Trek: AAUW’s Commitment to Developing Women in LEadership

Stetson students Makeba Dorival, Kelli Kline, Emma Knowles and Taylor Hibel will be the guest speakers at our next gathering on January 14. Their topic is the “National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCWSL) and Tech Trek: AAUW’s Commitment to Developing Women in Leadership.” Cultural credit is available. 

The program begins at 11:30 in the Stetson Room, and we hope you can join us. It’s a terrific opportunity to learn about the great work AAUW does from Stetson women who have experienced and benefitted from it.  

Lunch is optional and will follow the program and general meeting.  Kindly RSVP for lunch by Friday morning, January 10 by sending an email to Maria Francis (mfranci1@stetson.edu), or call at 386.822.8950.  The cost of the luncheon is $14, which can be paid by cash or check at the event.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) opens doors for women and girls, influences public debate on critical social issues, sponsors community programs, publishes groundbreaking research on women and girls, and is one of the world’s largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women. All genders from all industries are welcome!

Grading Open House Featuring Chair Massages for Faculty!!

Grading got you down? Looking for some company ?

The Brown Center is hosting a grading open house on Wednesday, May 8th. We will have plenty of coffee on hand, some snacks.

AND Bodhi+Sol is offering free chair massages from 10:00-2:00pm in honor of teacher appreciation week!!

Space is limited, so please help us plan by letting us know when you plan to come, by completing this simple RSVP.

2018-19 Brown Center programs – Sign up now!

 

 

The Brown Center of Faculty Innovation and Excellence has an exciting slate of programming for you to look forward to in the 2018-2019 academic year.

SAVE THE DATES

September 25, 2018 – Values Day
January 11, 2019 – Teaching and Learning Day
April 5, 2019 – Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
April 16, 2019 – Stetson Showcase

SIGN UP NOW
Course Design for Essential Learning

Sign-up now at : REGISTER 
Location(s): ALLEN HALL
A five-part course design series, explores evidence based strategies for designing assignments and activities that have high-impact on learners. [Learn More and sign up]

Mondays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Allen Hall

  • Workshop 1 – What’s the Big Idea: : 9/17/18
  • Workshop 2 – Essential Learning Goals: 10/8/18
  • Workshop 3 – High Impact Pedagogies: 10/29/18
  • Workshop 4 – Authentic Assessment: 11/12/18
  • Workshop 5 – Reflect & Share: 12/3/18

Spring  2019 Series Follow our blog for more details as they develop. 

Teaching Squares 

Sign-up Deadline: 9/7/2018
The Teaching Squares program offers faculty at any stage in their career an opportunity to gain new insight into their own teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection.
[Learn More and sign up]

Inquiry Circles

Proposals accepted year round
Small groups who meet regularly during the academic year to engage in a common inquiry, build community, and disseminate what they have learned together to the Stetson community and beyond.
[Learn More and sign up]

Brown Innovation Fellows

Applications open: 9/1/2018
Application Deadline: 11/15/2018
Fellows participate in a series of hands-on experiences over the course of a calendar year designed to help innovate or refine teaching techniques and learning activities.  Faculty participate in multi-day course building institute in May.
[Learn More]

Faculty Resource Network
Faculty Seminars and Sabbatical Residencies
  • Spring 2019 (Scholar in Residence NYU) sabbatical applications due September 3
  • Winter seminar (January 14-18, 2019 in Puerto Rico) applications due September 17
  • Summer seminar (June 10-14, 2019 at NYU) applications due in January 28
  • Fall & summer sabbatical applications due in January 28

Stetson University’s membership in the New York University Faculty Resource Network (FRN) provides Stetson faculty opportunities to participate in seminars and scholar-in-residence programs alongside colleagues from colleges and universities across the nation and world. Typically, participation in these programs is included in the membership and faculty only have to pay for travel expenses. [Learn More]
*ALL applications are reviewed internally prior to submission. Please contact us at browncenter@stetson.edu if you are interested in applying.

Stetson Spotlight Series

Signups open 8/22/2018
The Stetson Spotlight Series is a monthly showcase of research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement of the campus community. This year, 2018-19, the series will be held on Fridays.  Subscribe to our blog to get notices of upcoming spotlight presentations. [See schedule here]

2020-2022  Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship Proposals 

Call for Proposals: Opens 11/1/2018- 3/15/2019
Do you have a project, initiative or area of study that could use a “boost” from a teacher-scholar fellow?  Would you like to bring some special expertise to campus? Our flagship program prepares teacher-scholars who inspire current and future faculty to aspire to excellence in undergraduate learning, teaching, and research. Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows come from and contribute to a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. For more information about the Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program, contact the Brown Center.

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Looking Ahead: 2018-19 Brown Center programs

The Brown Center of Faculty Innovation and Excellence has an exciting slate of programming for you to look forward to in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Important Dates

September 25, 2018 – Values Day
January 11, 2019 – Teaching and Learning Day
April 5, 2019 – Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
April 16, 2019 – Stetson Showcase

Course Design for Essential Learning

Sign-up now at bit.ly/BC-RSVP-CDfEL
Location(s): TBD
A five-part course design series, explores evidence based strategies for designing assignments and activities that have high-impact on learners.

  • Workshop 1 – What’s the Big Idea: : 9/17/18
  • Workshop 2 – Essential Learning Goals: 10/8/18
  • Workshop 3 – High Impact Pedagogies: 10/29/18
  • Workshop 4 – Authentic Assessment: 11/12/18
  • Workshop 5 – Reflect & Share: 12/3/18

Spring  2019 Series Follow our blog for more details as they develop. 

Faculty Resource Fair & New Faculty Mixer

On Thursday, August 16th, the Brown Center will host the 5th annual Faculty Resource Fair  and New Faculty Mixer.  This popular event brings campus and student service departments under one roof, so you can learn about the resources available for faculty and students. This year the Fair will be held in the newly renovated CUB.  Follow our blog for more details as they develop.

Teaching Squares 

Sign-up Deadline: 9/21/2018
The Teaching Squares program offers faculty at any stage in their career an opportunity to gain new insight into their own teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection.
[Learn More]

Inquiry Circles

Proposals accepted year round
Small groups who meet regularly during the academic year to engage in a common inquiry, build community, and disseminate what they have learned together to the Stetson community and beyond.
[Learn More]

Brown Innovation Fellows

Applications open: 8/15/2018
Application Deadline: 9/26/2018
The program celebrates teacher-scholars as learners by offering dedicated time for reflection and strategies to prepare students to lead lives steeped in personal growth, intellectual development, and global citizenship.
[Learn More]

Faculty Seminars and Sabbatical Residencies

Winter seminar applications due in September*
Summer seminar applications due in January*
Spring sabbatical applications due in August*
Fall & summer sabbatical applications due in January*
Stetson University’s membership in the New York University Faculty Resource Network (FRN) provides Stetson faculty opportunities to participate in seminars and scholar-in-residence programs alongside colleagues from colleges and universities across the nation and world. Typically, participation in these programs is included in the membership and faculty only have to pay for travel expenses. [Learn More]
*ALL applications are reviewed internally prior to submission. Please contact us at browncenter@stetson.edu if you are interested in applying.

Stetson Spotlight Series

Signups open 8/27/2018
The Stetson Spotlight Series is a monthly showcase of research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement of the campus community. This year, 2018-19, we will expand the series and include Wednesday and Friday presentations.  Subscribe to our blog to get notices of upcoming spotlight presentations.

2020-2022  Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship Proposals 

Call for Proposals: Opens 11/1/2018- 3/15/2019
Do you have a project, initiative or area of study that could use a “boost” from a teacher-scholar fellow?  Would you like to bring some special expertise to campus? Our flagship program prepares teacher-scholars who inspire current and future faculty to aspire to excellence in undergraduate learning, teaching, and research. Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows come from and contribute to a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. For more information about the Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program, contact the Brown Center.

 

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