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FRN Summer Network Seminar topics announced!

Did you know that Stetson’s partnership with the NYU Faculty Resource Network makes it possible for Stetson faculty and staff to participate in world-class seminars??

Summer 2019 Seminar topics

Confronting Difficult Topics Through Classical Literature
Critical and Creative Thinking
Experiential Learning and the Student Managed Fund Program
Human Rights and the Rights of Stateless Peoples
Inside the Music: Critical Issues in Jazz, Blues, and Hip Hop
Nursing Reimagined: Innovation in Nursing Education, Scholarship, and Practice
Promoting Self-Regulated Learning
Smart Phone Filmmaking
Teaching for Social Justice Through Comics and Graphic Novels
Teaching Writing Within the Disciplines: Conception, Representation, Mysteries, Essaying
Using Digital Resources to Support Online Project-Based Learning
Violent Energies: Extractivism and Women’s Struggles in the Americas

The Summer Network seminars will be held be held June 10 to June 14, 2019 on the NYU Washington Square campus.

Interested? Contact the Brown Center to start the application process.  Applications are due Jan 28 and require a letter of support from your dean.

Questions about the program?  Visit the FRN Summer Seminar FAQ or ask a colleague who’s attended.

Stetson faculty selected to attend winter seminars in Puerto Rico

Hearty congratulations to the Stetson faculty selected to selected to participate in the The 2019 Faculty Resource Network Winter seminars, which will be held from January 14-18, 2019 at the University of the Sacred Heart (Universidad del Sagrado Corazón) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  These seminars will provide a comprehensive study of the power of the individual to affect change, examining this theme from various disciplinary perspectives.

2019 Network Winter Seminar Participants

University of the Sacred Heart (Universidad del Sagrado Corazón) in San Juan, Puerto Rico: January 14 – 19, 2019

Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor of Education and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education
Seminar: The Power of One: A Political Perspective

Chris Jimenez, Assistant Professor of English
Seminar: Women’s Activism in the Americas

Susan Peppers-Bates, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Seminar: Women’s Activism in the Americas

As a member of the Faculty Resource Network (FRN), all Stetson faculty are eligible to apply for week-long faculty enrichment seminars hosted by New York University in January and June.  To learn more about these seminars and other opportunities, please visit the FRN website.  If you are interested in applying to a future seminar, please review the Application Guidelines.

 

All about FRN – Faculty Resource Network

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 January 28
  • Fall & summer sabbatical applications due 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.

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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Click here to learn more information about us all the projects and programs we have to offer!

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.

 

Click here to learn more information about us all the projects and programs we have to offer!

Four Stetson faculty selected to attend summer seminars at NYU

Hearty congratulations to the Stetson faculty selected to selected to participate in the Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminars.  These week-long, intensive seminars are convened by distinguished faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the country and hosted by New York University.

2018 Network Summer Seminar Participants

New York University, NY: June 11 to June 15, 2018

Sylvain Daudel, professor of practice in family enterprise and director of the Family Enterprise Center
Seminar: Classroom Teaching Effectiveness

Sam Houston,  Brown Teacher-Scholar fellow in religious studies
Seminar: Forty Years of Revolution: Understanding State and Society in theIslamic Republic of Iran, Then and Now

Tara Schuwerk,  associate professor of communication and media studies
Seminar: Food in the 21st Century: Health, Environment, and Culture

Elisabeth Poeter, associate professor of world languages and cultures and director of gender studies
Seminar: Gender and Sexuality in Film

As a member of the Faculty Resource Network, Stetson faculty have access  to lectures, symposia, intensive seminars, and scholar-in-residence programs designed to expand faculty engagement in diverse scholarly experiences alongside colleagues from colleges and universities across the nation and world.  [Learn More]

 

Faculty Resource Network Symposium to be held at Stetson!  Submit your proposals by April 20th.

Stetson University is thrilled to host the Faculty Resource Network National Symposium, November 16-17th.  This year’s theme, Transforming Teaching Through Active Learning, explores the many varieties of active-learning techniques, best practices for lesson planning, and technology-based resources to facilitate student engagement.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018.

The Faculty Resource Network invites proposals for breakout sessions and posters in all areas related to the symposium. Visit the Call for Proposals for Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Examples of suitable topics are listed below, organized into three broad categories.

Critical and Creative Thinking

  • Promoting critical and creative thinking through reading and writing
  • Lesson design for active learning
  • Research on active learning (from neuroscience, cognitive science, sociology)
  • News media as a pedagogical tool
  • Using case studies (written and video)
  • Debate in the classroom
  • Role-playing techniques

Using Technology to Promote Active Learning

  • Using the flipped classroom
  • Creating collaborations between faculty members and educational technology specialists
  • Utilizing mobile devices and apps in the classroom
  • Using social media to create a learning community
  • Creating multimedia projects (websites, videos, podcasts, etc.)
  • Designing and evaluating data visualizations
  • Exploring maker spaces as sites of innovation

Social Dimensions of Active Learning

  • Active learning and student success
  • Diversity and creative thinking
  • Experiential and service learning
  • Developing cultural competencies
  • Promoting collaboration in the classroom
  • Developing entrepreneurship
  • Developing lifelong, transferable skills through active learning
  • Assessing active learning and group work

Source: 2018 Call for Proposals | Faculty Resource Network

Spring has Sprung – Brown Center opportunities

Here is a sample of what the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is offering this Spring:

Teaching Squares:  We are offering the Teaching Square experience for the Spring 2018 semester.  For more information go here: Squares

Course Design for Transformative Learning Workshop Series: A Spring 2018 semester series is being offered.  For more information and to register go here: Course Design

Spotlight Series:  The Spotlight Series resumes with a presentation by Michael Eskenazi:  What does Covfefe mean?  Find more information on the Spotlight series here: Spotlight

Due Dates:

Faculty Resource Network (FRN):  Nominated to attend the Summer Seminar of FRN? Applications due January 29 – go here for more info
Teaching/Inquiry Circles – mid cycle reports due: Survey here
Teaching Squares: end of Fall 2017 reflections due:  Reflection: Teaching Square  
Annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning – Save the Date:  April 6, 2018 – 9 am to noon.  Look for the Call for Proposal coming soon!
Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow: 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? If so, please consider submitting a proposal by March 15, 2018For more information go here Brown Teacher-Scholar

For more information or to contact the Brown Center:
browncenter@stetson.edu

FRN Summer Applications – due January 29

FRN Summer Network Seminar topics announced!

Did you know that Stetson has a partnership with New York University through the Faculty Resource Network?  This program makes it possible for Stetson faculty and staff to participate in world-class seminars.

The Summer Network seminars will be held be held June 11 to June 15, 2018 at New York University’s Washington Square campus. To apply, review the FRN Seminar Application Guidelines.  Complete applications are due to the Brown Center by January 29th.

Applications should include the following materials

  1. Your curriculum vita
  2. A statement of intent
  3. A letter of support from your dean or chair.
  4. A pdf copy of the FRN application (available online)

NOTE:  Incomplete applications can not be considered.  Please consult the guidelines for details regarding preparation and submission of your materials.

Summer 2018 Seminar topics

Classroom Teaching Effectiveness
Designing Student Assessments Using Technology and Media
Entrepreneurship in Action
Food in the 21st Century: Health, Environment, and Culture
Forty Years of Revolution:  Understanding State and Society in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Then and Now
Gender and Sexuality in Film
Reacting to the Past – Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman
Separating the Signal From the Noise: The Science and the Communication of Climate Change
Social Media and Literacy in the College Classroom: New Pathways to Learning
The Haitian Experience in Literature
The Uses of Antiquity: The Classical World in Contemporary Thought
Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Direct any questions to us at browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930.