REMINDER! CALL FOR PROPOSALS: BROWN TEACHER-SCHOLAR FELLOW PROGRAM

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?

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is once again pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2019-2021 Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow!

<<Brown Teacher Scholar Fellow Program >>

A few highlights …

  • Proposals are for 2-year visiting assistant professorships
    (start date is Aug 15, 2019)
  • Proposals from interdisciplinary or issue-focused
    teams that span departments, colleges or schools are especially encouraged
  • Dean and chair letters of support are required for ALL proposals
  • Budgets must be approved prior to submission
  • The Brown Center will host proposal development workshops by request.

CRITICAL DATES:

Nov 15, 2017:                       Call for proposals announced
Mar 15, 2018:                       Proposals deadline
Mar 15 – May 1, 2018 :   Proposal review period
May 15, 2018:                      Awards announced
Aug, 2018:                              Search committee convenes*
Oct, 2018 – Mar, 2019:  Candidate search*
Aug 15, 2019:                       Contract start date

Check with your Dean for internal deadlines

*The dates for recruitment and hiring may be adjusted to align with professional norms.

[proposal materials and guidelines]

Stetson University’s Environmental Sustainability Faculty Survey

The Environmental Fellows at Stetson University work with a faculty mentor to develop a more cognizant and purposeful Stetson community focused on social, economic and environmental practices. They foster a culture of environmentalism through education and direct involvement with Stetson’s campus and the greater community. Their mission is to improve the sustainability of Stetson University and the surrounding community through research, providing feedback, and taking action.

To this end they are asking our faculty to complete a brief 5 question survey linked below. The Fellows would like to hear your opinions on current, student-led sustainability projects. They will also be assessing the extent to which Stetson students connect sustainability practices to their course material. A similar survey has already gone out to the students and the response has been overwhelming. Having as many faculty as possible answer these 5 questions would have a huge impact on the project the Fellows are designing.

For additional questions about the Fellowship or the survey please contact:

Matinicus Csenger ’20
Email: mcsenger@stetson.edu
BBA Economics & BA Philosophy
Interim Environmental Sustainability Fellow
Delta Sigma Phi Campus Activities Chair

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9HTj0dFe4I6dTAMgbj_gWHoj2mfTPTA1dmbzWhOQxBa8vgA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

Course (re)Design workshop series continues on Monday at 1:30 in LBC 136

The Course Design for Essential Learning workshop series continues on Monday, February 19 in LBC 136*.  In this workshop, we will think through writing learning goals that align with your vision for your course, promote higher-order learning for students, and prepare students for success as global citizens.

If you weren’t able to attend the first workshop, you might want to review the recap on the Brown Center blog, where you can download the handouts.

*LBC 136 is a little tricky to find.  Walk through the LBC lobby out the back doors across the lobby into the annex.

A few things you should know …

  • The series is cumulative.  I encourage you to attend all the workshops in the series but I also recognize we are busy people with competing demands.
  • Each workshop has a focus. Each workshop is designed to focus on a particular piece of course design. If you have to make hard choices, shoot for the workshops where you need the most help.
  • Commit to working on a single course.  Everything you learn is transferrable but I’ve found it is more impactful if the course you are working on is a consistent thread throughout the series.
  • Bring your experience. As educators who have experiences in the classroom, you will have valuable experiences to share. You will learn from each other.
  • The reflection workshop is REALLY fun!

The workshop schedule

Lynn Business Center Room 136

  1. What’s the Big Idea? – engage students through complex dilemmas, issues and questions.
    Monday, February 5 – 1:30 -3pm
  2. Essential Learning Goals – write learning goals that are appropriately challenging, foster critical thinking and prepare students for success as global citizens.
    Monday, February 19 – 1:30-3pm
  3. High-impact Teaching – develop inclusive assignments and activities that challenge.
    Monday, March 12 – 1:30-3pm
  4. Authentic Assessment– create assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, improve your grading experience.
    Monday, March 26 – 1:30-3pm
  5. Reflect & Share – share your work with your peers. (It’s a good time!)
    Monday, April 23 – 1:30 – 3pm

All workshops will be held in LBC 136

REMINDER! Call for Proposals: Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow Program

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?

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is once again pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2019-2021 Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow!

<<Brown Teacher Scholar Fellow Program >>

A few highlights …

  • Proposals are for 2-year visiting assistant professorships
    (start date is Aug 15, 2019)
  • Proposals from interdisciplinary or issue-focused
    teams that span departments, colleges or schools are especially encouraged
  • Dean and chair letters of support are required for ALL proposals
  • Budgets must be approved prior to submission
  • The Brown Center will host proposal development workshops by request.

CRITICAL DATES:

Nov 15, 2017:                       Call for proposals announced
Mar 15, 2018:                       Proposals deadline
Mar 15 – May 1, 2018 :   Proposal review period
May 15, 2018:                      Awards announced
Aug, 2018:                              Search committee convenes*
Oct, 2018 – Mar, 2019:  Candidate search*
Aug 15, 2019:                       Contract start date

Check with your Dean for internal deadlines

*The dates for recruitment and hiring may be adjusted to align with professional norms.

[proposal materials and guidelines]

Recap: What’s the Big Idea? ~ Course (re)Design Workshop (1 of 5)

On February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30, a small but might group of Stetson faculty met in LBC 136 for the first of a five-part workshop series, Course Design for Essential Learning.

Join us for the next workshop, Writing Learning Goals for Essential Learning, on Monday, February 9th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM in LBC 136*

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<<download handouts>>

Recap: After a short overview of the workshop series and the anchoring research from AAC&U, participants developed a vision for the course they want to build (or rebuild).  Through a speed-dating exercise in pairs, we experimented with using capacious Dilemmas, Issues or Questions (DIQs) to frame our courses.

Looking Forward:  In workshop 2, Writing Learning Goals for Essential Learning, we will draft learning goals that will help articulate  to students the course vision as well as provide a roadmap for constructing course activities and assessments.

*LBC 136 is a little tricky to find.  Walk through the LBC lobby out the back doors across the lobby into the annex.

Resources for Continued Learning

Fink, L. D. (2013). Creating Significant Learning Experiences, Revised and Updated. An Integrated approach to Designing college Courses. John Wiley & Sons. (available in the Brown Center Lending Library)

Palmer, P. J., Jackson, M., & Tucker, E. (2007). The courage to teach : exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life.

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER). (n.d.). SENCER Model Courses.

Santa Clara University Office of the Provost. Pathways.

We need your ideas for Values Day 2018!!

Mark your calendars! Stetson University Values Day is on September 25th, 2018. Every year Stetson takes a day from classes and other duties to celebrate and examine the values that form our foundation as an academic learning community. This year, we are taking a new, inclusive approach to planning the day.

The Values Day planning team invites you to join us for a Values Day Planning Workshop on Friday, February 23rd from 10am-12pm in Allen Hall. This workshop will be highly interactive and use the strategies of design thinking to engage all that attend in generating creative ideas for making Values Day meaningful, impactful, and inclusive of all members in the Stetson community. Light refreshments will be served and cultural credit will be offered to students that attend.

This invitation is open to all members of the community, including our staff (hourly and salaried), our students (undergraduate and graduate), our faculty (adjunct, visiting and tenure-track), our administrators, and our alumni. Please help us spread this invitation far and wide.

RSVP For Values Day Planning Workshop

If you are not able to attend the workshop but would like to share ideas for Values Day 2018, we will be sending out a community-wide survey after the Values Day Planning Workshop to receive additional feedback from the community. If you have any questions about Values Day, you can contact Savannah-Jane Griffin at savannah.griffin.

Register now for 2018 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

All Learner’s Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

Friday, April 6, 2018
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC 108)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt]

The 4th annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submit your proposal by February 20th, 2018
..click here to submit your proposal..

 

Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: DENGKE CHEN PRESENTS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

On Wednesday, February 21 The Spotlight Series continues with Dengke Chen, Assistant Professor of Digital Arts. He will be discussing his topic Preserving Miao Cultural Heritage: A Virtual Reconstruction and Retrofit of a typical Diao Jiao House

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm (lunch served at 11:30 am)
Location: Lynn Business Center Boardroom (LBC 213)
All are welcome!

Click here for a complete schedule of Spotlight Series.


Preserving Miao Cultural Heritage: A Virtual Reconstruction and Retrofit of a typical Diao Jiao House

The Miao People migrated from China to Southeast Asia, especially to Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, in the eighteenth century, and later their sub-group moved to United States and known as Hmong people. As a manifestation of Miao’s culture, the historical wooden dwelling Diao Jiao House won’t exist long since the wood is highly perishable material which decays in time, causing the houses to become fragile and threatening their structural integrity. As a digital artist, Chen will present a virtual reconstructed Diao Jiao House through Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality techniques and will talk about the strategic design methods he used on retrofit the house, to preserve this endangered cultural heritage.

Dengke Chen holds an M.F.A. in new media from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.F.A. in animation from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He comes to Stetson from the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught as an adjunct professor and an instructor.

Chen specializes in 3D animation and digital video. As a graduate research assistant, he created animations to describe a balanced approach to integrating environmental, economic, sociological and aesthetic dimensions of landscape through strategic research and design. He has worked on numerous commercial projects and also as an art director for a popular children’s TV show for China Central Television.  With a strong art background and professional experience, he explores the magical world of storytelling in his work, which can be new media, 2D or 3D animation, digital painting and comic art.


Spotlight Series

The Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

 

2018 Colloquium: 11 more days to submit your proposal!

Happy Friday!

We are excited to see the dynamic, engaged and provocative sessions you will craft for this year’s colloquium.  [Click here to submit your proposal]

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All Learners Welcome: Making Excellence Inclusive

SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, April 6, 2018

Calling all Learners: The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence invites proposals for panel discussions, interactive workshops and sharing sessions that describe promising practices aligned with the Colloquium theme, “All Learners Welcome: Making Excellence Inclusive”. [Click here to submit your proposal]

This year’s theme celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

2018 Colloquium Deadlines:

Submission Deadline: February 20, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March 10, 2018
Online registration opened:  REGISTER HERE by Mar 31, 2018
All participants must register. Onsite registration available.

[Click here to submit your proposal]

Community Education Project Open House, February 16th, 1-3pm

Interested in learning about higher education in prison? Thinking about volunteering with the Community Education Project at Stetson University?  

The Community Education Project is hosting an open house on February 16th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Elizabeth Hall, Room 112.

The Community Education Project (CEP) was established by Stetson professors in 2015 at Tomoka Correctional Institution located in Daytona, Florida with a mission to provide incarcerated people  high quality education. Since then we have been developing CEP with our incarcerated students with much success. Thanks to the support of all our lecturers and volunteers we were able to offer numerous college level courses, guest lectures, workshops and reading groups to incarcerated students. In addition, CEP students have also presented their intellectual work at the regional and national conferences.

During the Open House you will be able to learn about the opportunities to participate in the program and our future initiatives, meet the CEP students through their creative work, and much more.

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