Syllabus Bootcamp – Wed, Aug 15 at 9:00

What: Syllabus Bootcamp
When: Aug 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Sage 222
Coffee and pastries served
Registration requested (not required). Register at this link.

So, you’ve put the final touches to your course syllabus.   Did you dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s?  Have you gotten all your policies in the right places?  Does the tone of your syllabus reflect your classroom?  Does it tell students what excites you about the course – or what you’ll be like as an educator?  Does it need to?

Join us at Syllabus Bootcamp to put the final touches on your syllabus, get supportive feedback from colleagues, and learn new strategies for preparing effective syllabi.

Workshop Outline

Part I – Syllabus Template: As a group, we will briefly review the Stetson University Syllabus Template.

Part II – Making your syllabus transparent and inclusive: Members of the 2017-2018 Brown Innovation Fellows cohort will share lessons they learned in preparing syllabi that are transparent, clear and inviting to students.

Part III – Syllabus Peer Review: In pairs or small groups, participants will exchange syllabi and provide the review of a critical friend from the perspective of a student.

Welcome Stetson’s Newest Faculty to Campus

New Faculty Reception

The Stetson University Faculty Senate is hosting a wine and cheese reception to welcome our newest faculty to campus.  All faculty are invited to attend.

When: Aug 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Where: Hand Art Center

5th Annual Resource Fair

Every year, the Brown Center hosts an informational fair for new and current faculty to learn about resources available to them and their students. We will once again be offering a “Taste of DeLand” with samplings from a variety of local restaurants and cafes. All are invited to grab a bite, chat with our new faculty and learn how Stetson is supporting faculty and student success.

When: August 16th, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: CUB – The Garage Room

All Invited! 5th Annual Resource Fair and Taste of DeLand

Every year, the Brown Center hosts an informational fair for new and current faculty to learn about resources available to them and their students.  We will once again be offering a “Taste of DeLand” with samplings from a variety of local restaurants and cafes.  All are invited to grab a bite, chat with our new faculty and learn how Stetson is supporting faculty and student success.

What: 5th Annual Resource Fair
When: August 16th, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: CUB – The Garage Room
Who: All faculty and staff are invited.

Spend a sabbatical at the U.S. Department of State

The Franklin Fellows Program offers middle and senior-level professionals in academia, business, NGOs, foundations, and associations an opportunity to serve in government.  Fellows use their expertise to help formulate policy or implement projects. In the process, fellows gain valuable professional experience and enrich their organizations upon their return. Franklin Fellows serve in offices at the Department of State or USAID in Washington, DC, or at the United Nations in New York.  To learn more or apply, visit the job announcement.

Share Your Research on Public Radio

ImageAAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella is host of the radio segment The Academic Minute, produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with AAC&U. The Academic Minute features faculty and researchers from colleges and universities around the world discussing what’s new in the academy and the ways in which academic research contributes to serving the public good. In addition to being broadcast widely on radio stations around the country, each segment is posted daily on Inside Higher Ed and across The Academic Minute’s and AAC&U’s social media portals.

The Academic Minute is seeking individual submissions for upcoming segments on any topic, and campuses are also encouraged to submit ideas for “weekly takeovers” featuring five separate research segments from a single institution. Recent weekly takeovers featured research from Whitworth University, Cornell College, Lafayette College, Purdue University, University of Missouri, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Please send submissions to David Hopper at dhopper@wamc.org, and be sure to tune in daily to The Academic Minute. Thank you for considering this opportunity for public engagement.

Values Day Theme Announced! Submit your workshop proposals today.

Mark your calendars!  Values Day 2018 is on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  The Values Day Planning Committee is thrilled to announce the 2018 Values Day theme …

“Building Community, Reflecting on Our Values”

The theme, Building Community, Reflecting on Our Values, resulted from a series of inclusive workshops and conversations with staff, students, faculty and community partners.  The theme places value on reflection, connection and storytelling as means for building community among the Stetson campus and beyond.

Workshop Proposals

The Values Planning Committee invites proposals from staff, students, faculty and community partners for workshops that promote the theme “Building Community; Reflecting on Our Values“.  Interested presenters are invited to submit proposals for concurrent workshops within one of the following tracks:

  1. Building Community
  2. Contemplative Practices
  3. Tools and Techniques for Dialogue
  4. Storytelling
Proposal Deadline: July 16, 2018
Proposal Link: 
bit.ly/ValuesDayProposals

About Values Day

Values Day is designed to continue the dialogue between students, faculty and staff so that the Stetson University community shares, learns and appreciates our shared core values. In order to support the ability for the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices, with the exception of evening graduate classes. The entire community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community and action. [Learn More]

REMINDER: End-of-semester reflection lunch, May 14th

End of Semester Reflection Lunch


When
: May 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Allen Hall
Target Audience: Teaching staff and faculty

Each semester, the Brown Center hosts a structured reflection luncheon.  This is an opportunity to take some time to reflect on your teaching over the past semester while it is still fresh in your mind – and in the company of colleagues that can offer new insight.

Please communicate accommodations needed or dietary restrictions to the Brown Center at browncenter@stetson.edu

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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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End-of-semester reflection lunch, May 14th

[RSVP Requested]

End of Semester Reflection Lunch

When: May 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Allen Hall
Target Audience: Teaching staff and faculty

Each semester, the Brown Center hosts a structured reflection luncheon.  This is an opportunity to take some time to reflect on your teaching over the past semester while it is still fresh in your mind – and in the company of colleagues that can offer new insight.

Please help us plan, by completing this short form.