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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.

WORLD Class Lunch & Learn Recap – February 2017

Faculty Resources for International Learning was the theme of the first 2017 WORLD Class Lunch & Learn on February 15.

Roxanne Lewis, international student and scholar services coordinator at WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, welcomed 17 facuity and staff to the WORLD Class Lunch & Learn. After participants described their motivation for attending, four faculty presenters offered a brief biographical sketch and the important role of international learning in their professional and personal development. They each also described why they thought international learning  was critical to holistic student development.

  • Bob Sitler, professor of World Languages and Cultures and director of the Latin American Studies Program, kicked off the presentations with a brief reflection on the resources WORLD provided for a Stetson faculty team to undertake an exploratory trip to Valparaiso, Chile and Cuenca, Ecuador in spring 2014. The team developed new South American partnerships and assessed sites for future international learning experiences. Sitler, a recipient of a WORLD Class Travel Award in 2016, returned to Cuenca to develop an immersive Study Abroad course where students will live in homestays and explore Ecuadorian culture and Spanish language. The new course is slated for summer 2017 and is nimble, allowing for diverse disciplinary approaches for future offerings.
  • Rachel Core, assistant professor of sociology, focused her reflection on experiences as a Asian scholar. Core highlighted her upcoming fellowship through the AsiaNetwork, experiences with students during her spring break 2016 Study Abroad program in Singapore, and her recent participation as a seminar participant in Greece as part of the NYU Faculty Resource Network Winter as examples of how faculty could get involved in diverse aspects of international learning. Core was an inaugural recipient of the WORLD Class Travel Award to study in Tanzania in 2015.
  • Phillip Lucas, professor of religious studies, identified the role of international travel as key to boosting his academic interests. Lucas provided a riveting account of the El Camino pilgrimage he participated in as a WORLD Class Travel Awardee through the CIEE’s International Faculty Development Seminar Program in Spring 2016. Lucas described his work around designing educational videos,  his intention to develop a new video on the El Camino pilgrimage for teaching and broader dissemination, and interest in leading students on the pilgrimage.
  • Dejan Magoc, assistant professor of health sciences, discussed his exploration trip toward designing a new Study Abroad course in Serbia, slated for summer 2017.  Magoc’s WORLD Class Travel Award allowed him to return to the University of Novi Sad, his alma mater, to expand an inter-institutional relationship with Stetson. The course is open to students pursuing diverse interests. Similar to Sitler, Magoc described the challenges associated with  recuiting  students to new international courses.

A robust discussion followed.

  • Ideas, practical strategies, and systems-based marketing approaches for increasing awareness of international learning opportunities for students and faculty – using media (TV) monitors as a medium for distributed communication; cheat sheet of Study Abroad courses for faculty to use for advising, etc.
  • Reducing barriers to student engagement in Study Abroad by making learning abroad an essential element of the curriculum and cost-effective as a result
  • Possible roles of the International Learning Committee in advancing international learning courses as options within a cafeteria plan for satisfying academic requirements
  • Raising international learning as an institutional priority such that fundraising sustains and supports international travel, learning and intercultural competence.

Inclusive Excellence Resources on Global Citizenship and Global Learning 

Call for Applications: 2017 NYU Summer Scholar-in-Residence Program

<<Applications due to browncenter@stetson.edu by January 30th>>

Residence programs will be held from June 5 to June 29, 2017 at New York University’s Washington Square campus.

Two Faculty  Summer Scholar-in-Residencies are awarded on an annual basis to a faculty member whose project …

  1. focuses on the development of innovative and unique pedagogies that can be implemented across a variety of disciplines to enhance the educational process OR
  2. furthers the goal of promoting cross-cultural understanding and tolerance through a closer alignment of the arts and the humanities

The awardee will meet with faculty colleagues at New York University and in New York City and will participate in activities scheduled as part of the larger Network Summer program which annually brings over 300 visiting faculty members to NYU’s Washington Square campus. In addition to accommodations and most meals, the awardee will receive a travel subvention and an honorarium of $1,000.

  • Review application details here.
  • For consideration, a complete set of application materials MUST be submitted electronically to browncenter@stetson.edu no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.

Call for Applications: 2017 NYU Summer Scholar-in-Residence Program

<<Applications due to browncenter@stetson.edu by Jan 30th>>

Residence programs will be held from June 5 to June 29, 2017 at New York University’s Washington Square campus.

Two Faculty  Summer Scholar-in-Residencies are awarded on an annual basis to a faculty member whose project …

  1. focuses on the development of innovative and unique pedagogies that can be implemented across a variety of disciplines to enhance the educational process OR
  2. furthers the goal of promoting cross-cultural understanding and tolerance through a closer alignment of the arts and the humanities

The awardee will meet with faculty colleagues at New York University and in New York City and will participate in activities scheduled as part of the larger Network Summer program which annually brings over 300 visiting faculty members to NYU’s Washington Square campus. In addition to accommodations and most meals, the awardee will receive a travel subvention and an honorarium of $1,000.

  • Review application details here.
  • For consideration, a complete set of application materials MUST be submitted electronically to browncenter@stetson.edu no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.

<<Applications due to browncenter@stetson.edu by Jan 30th>>

This opportunity is made possible through Stetson’s membership in the Faculty Resource Network. This unique partnership makes available to Stetson faculty world-class development opportunities.  Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Stetson faculty participate in NYU Resource Network Summer

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Kimberly Flint-Hamilton (pictured above, center), Shawnrece Campbell, Sven Smith, and Rosalie Richards joined over 300 participants at the 2016 NYU Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminars at New York University, June 6-11, 2016. Stetson University is the newest member of the Network. [More]

Stetson Faculty Spend Summer 2015 at NYU

Roslyn Crowder, assistant professor of biology, and Sven Smith, assistant professor of sociology, joined  over 330 faculty and university leaders during June 2015 in New York at the New York University Faculty Resource Network.

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During Network Summer, Dr. Crowder conducted her own research project in the Department of Biology at the laboratories of Dr. Christine Vogel for the full month of June and was granted free user access to the fluorescent plate reader housed in the NYU Genomics Core.

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Dr. Smith engaged in a week-long intensive seminar, Ditch the In-Class Lecture: Add Active Learning, conducted by NYU’s Assistant Director of Learning and Curricular Development, Elizabeth McAlpin, and Senior Instructional Technologist, Anandi Nagarajan.

Stetson University is the newest member of the NYU Faculty Resource Network, a 56-member consortium of universities and colleges from the U.S., Greece, and Puerto Rico. Established in 1985, the Network hosts lectures, symposia, intensive seminars, and scholar-in-residence programs, all designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning at its member and affiliate institutions.

New Academic Opportunities | Stetson Today

Students as well as faculty can expect some new enrichment and academic opportunities at Stetson University this year.

For starters, two new master’s degrees, a new certification program and an impressive variety of undergraduate minors have been added to Stetson’s academic repertoire.

  • Master of Education in Elementary Education – Educating for Social Justice – This degree program’s core embraces the university’s values of diversity, inclusion, intercultural competence and social justice. This theory-to-practice degree program focuses on advocating for socially marginalized students in local and global societies.
  • Master of Creative Writing– The Stetson Low-Residency M.F.A. is a two-year hybrid program consisting of classroom and online work culminating in a master’s degree focused on one of two genres: Fiction or Poetry in an Expanded Field. The program follows all guidelines and best practices outlined by AWP, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, of which Stetson University is a member.
  • Play Therapy Certificate Program– This certificate program offers graduate credit and a continuing education track. The program prepares counseling professionals to work with children, adolescents and their families by utilizing the most effective and developmentally appropriate theories and techniques.

New undergraduate minors include:

  • Asian Studies
  • Data Analytics
  • Public Health
  • Public Management
  • Undergraduate concentration in Public History

“We continue this year to advance this transformative approach to learning by expanding experiential learning opportunities such as community-engaged learning, internships, international study, mentored research and creative activity,” explained Executive Vice President and Provost Beth Paul, Ph.D. “Our faculty support students to reflect on how their learning comes together to guide them in living a life of significance.”

Furthermore, the newly launched Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience will be under the expert guidance of Clay Henderson, J.D., a 1977 Stetson graduate. Read more about Henderson’s new role at Stetson in Stetson Today.

“The institute highlights our university-wide commitment to and expertise in environmental responsibility and resilience,” said Paul. “It provides new learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff, as well as benefits for our community such as education, policy research and advocacy. It communicates regionally and nationally Stetson’s strength and excellence.”

Paul also notes that new undergraduate curriculum changes are underway for the School of Business Administration and that a new Writing Fellows Program is in the works.

“The official launch is going to be the fall of 2016, but we’ll begin working with future writing fellows during this academic year,” explains Professor of English John Pearson, Ph.D., who also serves as associate vice president for Academic Affairs. Pearson says this program will involve students who are specifically trained to work in designed classes, helping their peers develop and articulate thoughtful analytical arguments with particular attention to audience and conventions of the discipline.

“This program advances student learning by putting students together with students to learn and develop writing skills collaboratively,” says Pearson. “The Writing Fellows Effective written communication skills are essential for our students as they seek to address complex problems in their courses, their lives and the world.”

Faculty enrichment will be paramount at Stetson with the continuation of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, which aims at supporting and invigorating faculty dialogue around progressive pedagogy and learning.

“Similar to our commitment to students, Stetson endeavors to challenge and stretch faculty horizons through diverse learning opportunities,” says Rosalie A. Richards, Ph.D., associate provost for Faculty Development and professor of Chemistry and Education. “In particular, our large cohorts of new faculty over the past three years will benefit significantly from the resources available at this creative time in Stetson’s history.”

As an example of this, Richards cites Stetson’s new membership in New York University’s Faculty Resource Network (frn.nyu.edu) which will expand and elevate the work of faculty through seminars on cutting-edge learning approaches as well as through scholarly residencies to advance their research and creative endeavors.

“Through this network, Stetson’s teacher-scholar faculty participate in rich experiences in New York City, as well as in other countries, alongside faculty and administrators from universities and colleges across the nation and the world,” she said.

By Trish Wieland

This article was reprinted from Stetson Today.