Tag Archives: high-impact practices (HIPs)

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.

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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

 

Register now for 2018 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

All Learners Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

Friday, April 6, 2018
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC 108)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt]

The 4th annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.

Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930

Register now for 2018 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

All Learner’s Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

Friday, April 6, 2018
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC 108)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt]

The 4th annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submit your proposal by February 20th, 2018
..click here to submit your proposal..

 

Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930

How to Plan and Lead a Study Abroad Program: February 6

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During this Lunch & Learn, faculty and staff will offer tips, insight, and ideas on how to plan and execute a study abroad opportunity for Stetson students. Faculty who have successfully conducted study abroad experiences will share lessons learned. The deadline for proposing a study abroad course or program is September 15, 2018. Come and learn how we can help you! Lunch is provided and space is limited.

All Faculty/Staff Welcome
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: WORLD: Rinker Center for International Learning; 635 Bert Fish Road
RSVP: Lunch provided

2018 Institute on Project-Based Learning – Application Deadline February 13, 2018

Institute on Project-Based Learning

June 20–23, 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts

Applications due by February 13, 2018

In partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), WPI will host and run its fourth annual Institute on Project-Based Learning—a 2.5-day intensive program where teams from colleges and universities will gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate those learnings into their own curricula:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Single, dedicated coach for each team
  • Consultations with Institute faculty
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Curricular development tailored to the goals of participating institutions

Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
When: June 20–23, 2018
Application Deadline: February 13, 2018

 

Impact of the Institute:

“The Institute on Project-Based Learning was highly productive and generated good discussion and ideas for our college. I developed a specific, concrete plan for two of my own courses.”—Ryan Keen, Middlesex Community College

Hear from past participants on the impact of the Institute in advancing project-based learning initiatives on their campuses.

Learn more and apply

Share Thanksgiving with International Students

Fall season is finally here and Stetson University is seeking host families to Share Thanksgiving with international students. Sharing Thanksgiving is one of the most impactful experiences communicated by international students. In one day, students learn a great deal about different aspects of American family life and often develop long-lasting relationships with you, their host. 

Click HERE to sign up to Share Thanksgiving host by November 10, 2017.

Thank you for supporting Stetson’s intercultural learning programs. For more information, contact Roxanne Lewis, international student and scholar services coordinator, at rlewis1@stetson.edu.

 

Q&A – Florida Interactive Engagement Academy

Join two students, Daniel Viruet and Bianca Santimaw, as they present on research conducted in summer 2017 at the FIEA. Learn more about how you might become involved with FIEA.

When: Friday, October 6, 2017 – 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Rinker Auditorium of the Lynn Business Center 108
Who:  Open to students of all majors and class levels
Sponsors: Department of Creative Arts and the Office of Career and Professional Development at Stetson University

A Q&A with FIEA Students

Stetson Students Tour DeLand Utility, Learn about Safe Drinking Water | Stetson Today

Stetson students listen as city Lab Tech II, Larissa McCoy, explains the testing requirements for the municipal water supply on Thursday, April 13.

Stetson University students toured the city of DeLand’s water facilities on Thursday, April 13, and learned about the extensive testing and monitoring to ensure safe drinking water for the campus and rest of the city.

The students from a Foundation of Environmental Health Sciences class visited the Utilities Department and learned how the city uses deep wells to pump water from the Floridan Aquifer, treats and filters it, and then monitors it continuously as it’s piped throughout the city.

“Five million gallons of water a day — every day,” said John Stanberry, DeLand Water Production superintendent. “We take a lot of pride in keeping our community in water. … Nobody ever realizes what goes into it, day in and day out. We basically run 24/7.”

The tour came after a class project on water quality testing by Nicole Porther, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor of public health. Porther said her students used test strips for their project, and not sophisticated instruments like what they saw in the city’s testing lab on Thursday.

Follow-up tests by the city of DeLand and an independent laboratory found the water is safe for drinking at Stetson, and meets all state and federal requirements.

“We really are subject to a lot of environmental regulation,” explained Keith Riger, director of DeLand’s Public Services.

Larissa McCoy, city Lab Tech II, went through the lengthy list of required tests and showed students a large binder filled with some of the regulations on tests, duplicate tests and the proper calibration of the city’s lab equipment.

Nicole Porther, Ph.D., talks to students in her class, including Catie Hessler (in green shirt), during a tour of the DeLand Utilities Department. Keith Riger, director of DeLand’s Public Services, listens in the back.

“It gets complicated,” she added.

The students and professor Porther said the tour was informative. “It was nice to see how much they value quality control, which I knew, and that is very important,” Porther said.

Stetson senior Anna Miner said, as a public health major, she was very interested in a discussion about adding fluoride to municipal water supplies, which has been shown to reduce tooth decay in children.

“They did it specifically to help children’s teeth and I think that’s a really nice touch,” said Miner, who will attend graduate school at Tulane University in the fall. “It shows it’s not just science. It’s actually caring about the community.”

Posted on April 14, 2017 at Stetson Today