Teaching Squares: Class visits

For those of you in a Teaching Square, you have hopefully scheduled your class visits by now. You are looking forward to when your colleagues will be observing your teaching and when you will have the opportunity to observe your colleagues’ teaching. Remember that Teaching Squares are intended to promote self-reflection, not peer evaluation. I hope you can approach the experience in a spirit of appreciation, and even celebration, of the important teaching work that you and your colleagues do.

Learn more about Teaching Squares.


Colloquium Proposals Due Friday!!

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, “Collaborations: Building inclusive bridges.” We seek proposals that demonstrate ways to create learning spaces that bring people together. Examples include learning activities the bring together student and faculty from different departments, colleges or institutions, teaching collaborations between students and faculty, inclusive teaching practices that support diverse student populations, innovative connections between curricular and co-curricular activities, or partnerships between campus and community groups.

Collaborations: Building inclusive bridges

We seek proposals that demonstrate ways to create learning spaces that bring people together. Examples include learning activities the bring together student and faculty from different departments, colleges or institutions, teaching collaborations between students and faculty, inclusive teaching practices that support diverse student populations, innovative connections between curricular and co-curricular activities, or partnerships between campus and community groups.

[Click here for event details and submission guidelines]

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: March 11, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 18, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Colloquium Date: April 5, 2019

Political Science faculty give students voice in their curriculum | Stetson Today

As an incoming first-year student, Giansy Paul never imagined she would be asking Political Science majors at Stetson about the changes they’d like to see in their curriculum.Giansy PaulPaul signed up for a First Year Seminar (FSEM) last fall called “The Voice of the People,” examining the role of citizens in a democracy and whether they are informed enough to participate effectively in political decision-making.Along the way, she became part of an innovative project to gather opinions from political science majors at Stetson about potential changes in their department’s curriculum. These suggestions are now under review and could lead to revisions to better educate the students for the 21st century.

“I think what my class did was something that I don’t think most colleges do, which sets us apart from other colleges,” said Paul, a student from Miami who plans to double major in Political Science and Public Management.

“By participating in the Deliberative Poll and watching the political science majors discuss their curriculum was another reason why I was like, ‘Yes, this is where I’m supposed to be,’” she said about attending Stetson

The project was the idea of her FSEM professor, David Hill, Ph.D., chair of the Political Science Department. Hill wanted to use a cutting-edge method of gathering opinions to hear from political science majors about possible revisions in their curriculum.

[read full article at Stetson Today]

10 days to submit your abstract for the 2019 Colloquium!

Collaborations: Building inclusive bridges

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: March 11, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 18, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Colloquium Date: April 5, 2019

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, “Collaborations: Building inclusive bridges.” We seek proposals that demonstrate ways to create learning spaces that bring people together. Examples include learning activities the bring together student and faculty from different departments, colleges or institutions, teaching collaborations between students and faculty, inclusive teaching practices that support diverse student populations, innovative connections between curricular and co-curricular activities, or partnerships between campus and community groups.

We seek proposals that demonstrate ways to create learning spaces that bring people together. Examples include learning activities the bring together student and faculty from different departments, colleges or institutions, teaching collaborations between students and faculty, inclusive teaching practices that support diverse student populations, innovative connections between curricular and co-curricular activities, or partnerships between campus and community groups.

[Click here for event details and submission guidelines]

Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) applications due in March.

The Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a signature program that fosters excellence in research and creative activity. The centerpiece of the program is an eight-week research-intensive experience under the mentorship of a Stetson University faculty member. [more]

Application deadline: March 12, 2019

 

New & Not-so-new Faculty Workshops: spring series

The Brown Center is launching a series of hosted sessions with units on campus to help you learn more about the resources available to you and your students.

Religious and Spiritual Life
Lindsey Carelli, Assistant Director of Interfaith Initiatives
Feb 01 | 2:30-3:30 | Elizabeth 103| [add to calendar]

Lindsey will walk you through the religious and spiritual diversity of Stetson undergraduates – including the rise of “nones” – and the programs they offer to support these students. She will also talk about how their office can support faculty managing their busy and stressful lives.


Counseling Services
Leigh Baker, Director of Counseling Center
Natasha Ramnauth, Counselor/Outreach Coordinator
Mar 01 | 2:30-3:30 | Griffith Hall Room 100 | [add to calendar]

Please join us for a review of Kognito At Risk Suicide Prevention training, an introduction to Student Counseling Services, and a tour of Griffith Hall. Please complete Kognito training before the session. Go to my.stetson.edu >Employee tab> My Job box > Kognito At Risk for Faculty and Staff Suicide Prevention Training > Select At-Risk for Faculty staff box > Click launch


Working with others through Strengths
Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Student Development & Campus Vibrancy
Mar 29 | 2:30-3:30 | Elizabeth 103 | [add to calendar]

So much of the work we do and our students do throughout their time at Stetson University centers around interaction with others. Throughout this workshop, we will explore ways to express our Strengths, ways to interpret the Strengths of others, and supporting our students in this exploration. Before participating in this workshop, you will take the CliftonStrengths assessment and learn more about the results, and the results of others, throughout this session.

Stetson Spotlight Series Presents: Eric Kurlander

The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on February 1 with a presentation by Dr. Eric Kurlander, Professor of History, who will speak on “Before the Final Solution: A Global History of the Nazi ‘Jewish Question’”.

Date: Friday, February 1
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

SPOTLIGHT NOW OFFERS CULTURAL CREDIT!
Please encourage your students to attend.


Click here for a complete schedule of Stetson’s Spotlight Series.

Before the Final Solution: A Global History of the Nazi ‘Jewish Question’

When the “Jewish Question” is discussed by historians, it is almost always examined as a prelude to the Holocaust–– what the Nazis called the “Final Solution [Endlösung]” to the “Jewish Question [Judenfrage].” What gets overlooked in this understandable focus on genocide is that the “Final Solution” emerged very late in the history of the Nazi “Jewish Question,” after many other so-called “solutions” had been pursued. At the center of my new book project is the question: What were the various conceptions and “solutions” to the (Nazi) “Jewish Question” in the period before the “Final Solution”? To what degree did other European and non-European states help define, determine, or oppose these conceptions of the “Jewish Question” and its various solutions? What were the ethnonational and geographic, political-institutional, cultural and intellectual, and socioeconomic constraints? In my Spotlight talk, I plan to outline the contours of my larger book project in response to these questions, using the preliminary research I gathered in Summer 2018 as evidence.

Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., is a professor of modern European history at Stetson University. Kurlander earned his B.A. at Bowdoin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard University, teaching three years at Harvard before coming to Stetson in 2001. He offers courses on Modern German, European and World History. His recent monograph, Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich (Yale, 2017), offers the first comprehensive study of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, illustrating how the Third Reich drew upon a wide variety of occult practices, esoteric sciences and pagan religious ideas to gain power, shape propaganda and policy, and pursue their dreams of racial utopia and empire. The book has been reviewed positively in the Washington Post, Times of London, Der Spiegel, the National Review, as well as other prominent periodicals in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, and Italy. The book has recently appeared in paperback and been translated into Italian and Polish.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson 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.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.

Task Force on Pre-2010 Promotion Standards

The Task Force is inviting all faculty to a discussion to provide input on the issue they’ve been tasked to address: whether different promotion standards should be articulated for faculty who were tenured before 2010.

When: Friday, Feb 01 12:00-1:00
Where: Sage 222
The room is food-friendly, so please feel free to bring your lunch. 

Task Force Membership:

  • Fred Augustine
  • Grady Ballenger
  • Debbi Dinkins
  • David Hill
  • Ramee Indralingam
  • Will Miles
  • Lynn Musco
  • Betty Thorne

Faculty + Students + Lunch = FLUNCH

FLUNCH is an opportunity for our undergraduate students to have meaningful interactions with their professors outside of the classroom through a lunch in the Commons. This Commons Lunch will be covered by CLaSS through Commons Meal Tickets that we provide them. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the career experiences of their faculty, research that their faculty have been part of, and just make meaningful connections with their professors. If a student chooses to utilize this program, they would:

  1. Register online for the FLUNCH program in which they would provide information about what professor they are taking to lunch and what day they plan to take the professor to lunch. Students should register for this at least one week before the lunch
  2. After registering for FLUNCH, they will receive a confirmation that their FLUNCH has been approved and a reminder of where to pick up their Commons Meal Tickets
  3. The day of the lunch, they will pick up their meal tickets at the CUB Info Desk (on the South Side of the CUB)

Please share this awesome opportunity with your students so they can make these connections and learn more from their professors throughout their Stetson experience.

For details or more information, please contact Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Student Development & Campus Vibrancy at ldement@stetson.edu or 386.822.7319