Teaching & Learning Day

The annual Teaching and Learning Day is a day of reflection and discussion among faculty about big issues that impact the Stetson University mission and learning community. National scholars engage the community in thought-provoking conversation through  discussions and workshops. Teaching and Learning Day occurs annually on the Friday before the start of the spring semester.

2019 Teaching and Learning Day

January 11, 2019 – 9am to 12pm
Guest lecturer: Dr. Heather Hackman

Dr. Hackman has been teaching and training on social justice issues since 1992 and was a professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education at St. Cloud State University in St Cloud, Minnesota for 12 years before she began focusing full time on consulting. She has taught courses in social justice and multicultural education (pre-service and in-service teachers), race and racism, heterosexism and homophobia, social justice education (higher education leadership), oppression and social change, sexism and gender oppression, class oppression, and Jewish oppression. [learn more]

More information to come…

2018 Teaching and Learning Day

Making Excellence Inclusive: Becoming a Student-Ready College

Dr. Tia Brown McNair currently serves as Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Dr. Tia Brown McNair oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact educational practices, and student success, including AAC&U’s Network for Academic Renewal series of yearly working conferences. Read Dr. McNair’s complete bio on the AAC&U website

Dr. McNair will engage the Stetson University community in a conversation raised in a recently published book she co-authored,  Becoming a Student-Ready College . The national conversation asking “Are students college-ready?” concentrates on numerous factors that are beyond higher education’s control. This book flips the college readiness conversation to provide a new perspective on creating institutional value and facilitating student success. Instead of focusing on student preparedness for college (or lack thereof), this book asks the more pragmatic question of what are colleges and universities doing to prepare for the students who are entering their institutions? What must change in an institution’s policies, practices, and culture in order to be student-ready?

RSVP to save your spot!

A limited number of copies of Becoming a Student-Ready College will be made available to participants who wish to participate in book circles facilitated by the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence.

SAVE YOUR SPOT – RSVP!
Making Excellence Inclusive: Becoming a Student-Ready College
January 12, 2018 – 9:00 – 12:00 PM
(Lunch immediately following)
duPont-Ball Library

Questions?  Contact the Brown Center (browncenter@stetson.edu) or call 386-822-7930


2016 Faculty Learning Community Day

Including Ourselves in the Change Equation: Personal Learning for Professional Development
January 8, 2016
Program Brochure (pdf)

imageRobert Kegan led a learner-centered discussion and workshop on Including Ourselves in the Change Equation: Personal Learning for Professional Development using “road-tested” research on strategies to help individuals close the gap between what they genuinely intend to do and what they are actually able to do. He invited each of us to make use of our own experience to re-imagine our lives and our work in the context of ongoing change through successful, healthy strategies for addressing change and what we can each do to develop timely responses to change we are already experiencing in higher education and in our world, and as we prepare for our future and our students. Dr. Robert Kegan is the William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development, Educational Chair Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at Harvard University


2015 Faculty Learning Community Day

Disruptive Demographics: Implications to Higher Education
January 9, 2015
Program Brochure (pdf)
Jim johnsonDr. James Johnson, Jr. facilitated a faculty-centered discussion and workshop on Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Higher Education using his research on demographic developments that already have begun to change the face of higher education. With profound implications for Stetson as a community and particularly the work of the faculty, these developments challenged us to reimagine our work and indeed our lives. He encouraged us to develop timely responses to the demographic changes that we are already experiencing, and most importantly, to embrace inclusive excellence as we prepare for our future. Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr. is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several scholarly articles, and his most recent book is Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles.


2014 Faculty Learning Community Day

Transformation for Greater Student Success
January 10, 2014
Presentation (pdf)

John GardnerDr. John Gardner is universally regarded throughout the national and international higher education community as the initiator and leader of an educational reform movement, spanning more than three decades, to improve the retention and graduation rates of college and university students. His work has focused especially on two critical student transitions during the undergraduate years: the first-year experience and the senior-year experience. Gardner is the founder of two higher education research and professional development educational centers, the University of South National Resource Center on The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. He is also Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Science and Senior Fellow at the University of South Carolina. He is a widely published author and scholar whose work has been recognized with numerous awards including eleven honorary doctoral degrees. Gardner brings forty years experience working in higher education to his presidency. Dr. Gardner currently serves as President of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education


2013 Faculty Learning Community Day

jillian_kinzieJillian Kinzie (Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute) coordinates the NSSE Institute project activities. Her PhD is from Indiana University in higher education with a minor in women’s studies. Jillian comes to the NSSE staff from the faculty at IU where she coordinated the master’s program in higher education and student affairs from 2000-2002.