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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.

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

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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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New Faculty include Brown Fellows in Health Sciences, Sustainable Food Systems | Stetson Today

[This story was reprinted in its entirety from Stetson Today

Brown Teacher-Scholar Kirk Roberson knows a way for Stetson students majoring in Health Sciences to easily get hands-on, practical experience right on campus.

portrait outside with coastline behind him

Kirk Roberson

Roberson, Ph.D., will join the faculty for Fall Semester 2018 as a Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in a new interdisciplinary program between the Department of Health Sciences and Stetson’s Wellness and Recreation department.

Pairing the two departments is “a perfect match” for students in Health Sciences, who, in addition to seeking careers as physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and other medical professionals, could expand their career options to such things as exercise physiology and sports management, he said.

“As far as the Health Sciences Department being paired with the Wellness and Recreation Center, this is the first time that they’ve had this position in this capacity,” said Roberson, who earned his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Miami in May and was named its “Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year” for 2018.

“The Wellness and Recreation Center has many opportunities for students to start working with either community citizens or in some cases even patients who are referred to start an exercise program. … It gives them an opportunity to start getting real-world experience that they otherwise wouldn’t get without a good interdisciplinary relationship between the two departments,” he said.

Roberson will be working with the Wellness and Recreation Center to develop a new community-based fitness assessment program. This program will provide students with the opportunity to interact directly with members of the community, and have a positive impact on the overall health and wellness of local citizens.

Roberson is among the 17 new faculty members who will start work at Stetson University for the 2018-19 academic year. He will join Brown Teacher-Scholar, Sarah Cramer, who will help launch a new interdisciplinary program offering a Minor in Sustainable Food Systems in the Department of Environmental Science and Studies.

Three rows of new faculty members stand on the steps of Sampson Hall.

New Stetson faculty for the 2018-19 academic year joined Julia Metzker, executive director for the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, lower left, for a photo outside Sampson Hall this week.

Sarah Cramer talks to a student next to the school garden
Sarah Cramer, left, spent time teaching in a school garden in Missouri, above, before earning a Ph.D.

Cramer, who earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from the University of Missouri in May, will teach Introduction to Food Studies and a Junior Seminar called Seeds of Equity that examines the inequities in America’s food system — from food insecurity to migrant labor — based on race, class and gender.

Julia Metzker, Ph.D., executive director for the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, said the Brown Center “invests in the intellectual capital of the institution” by funding four endowed fellows who work as visiting assistant professors for up to two academic years. One of these fellowships is dedicated to STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The fellowships are funded through a generous endowment from longtime Stetson Trustees Cici and Hyatt Brown and support a “niche area of expertise” that brings a cross-disciplinary approach to the university, according to the Brown Center website.

Julia Metzker

“This is the first time we’ve had a program between an academic department and a nonacademic program,” Metzker said, referring to Roberson’s position within the Department of Health Sciences and the Wellness and Recreation Center. “We’d like to encourage more of that.” 

Every year, academic departments submit proposals between November and March, and these go to a committee for competitive review. Awards are announced in May, followed by a yearlong search process that culminates with the fellows starting the next academic year.

Last spring, the Brown Center awarded a 2019-2021 Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship in Public History, through a request spearheaded by the chair of the History Department, Emily Mieras, Ph.D., in collaboration with her colleagues, Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D., and Kimberly Reiter, Ph.D.  

Fellows teach three or four classes a year, and reduce the teaching load for their colleagues in the academic department. They also get to experience teaching at a liberal arts college and can participate in the Brown Innovation Fellows Program, the center’s signature development opportunity for Stetson faculty that immerses them in a yearlong journey of hands-on experiences and meaningful discussions about teaching and learning.

The job description for the Brown Teacher-Scholar position was very appealing, said Roberson, the new visiting assistant professor in Health Sciences.

“They had an approach, or a philosophy, of maintaining not only the research end of your profession but also the teaching aspect and the aspect of working with the community, via the Wellness Center,” said Roberson, adding that his father-in-law and brother-in-law are alumni of Stetson College of Law. 

“It was really the only position and the only university that I saw that had a position as a postdoctoral fellow that encompassed all of those things. Definitely, it was my number one choice and the number one reason that I wanted to come here,” he said.

[This story was reprinted in its entirety from Stetson Today

Values Day Theme Announced! Submit your workshop proposals today.

Mark your calendars!  Values Day 2018 is on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  The Values Day Planning Committee is thrilled to announce the 2018 Values Day theme …

“Building Community, Reflecting on Our Values”

The theme, Building Community, Reflecting on Our Values, resulted from a series of inclusive workshops and conversations with staff, students, faculty and community partners.  The theme places value on reflection, connection and storytelling as means for building community among the Stetson campus and beyond.

Workshop Proposals

The Values Planning Committee invites proposals from staff, students, faculty and community partners for workshops that promote the theme “Building Community; Reflecting on Our Values“.  Interested presenters are invited to submit proposals for concurrent workshops within one of the following tracks:

  1. Building Community
  2. Contemplative Practices
  3. Tools and Techniques for Dialogue
  4. Storytelling
Proposal Deadline: July 16, 2018
Proposal Link: 
bit.ly/ValuesDayProposals

About Values Day

Values Day is designed to continue the dialogue between students, faculty and staff so that the Stetson University community shares, learns and appreciates our shared core values. In order to support the ability for the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices, with the exception of evening graduate classes. The entire community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community and action. [Learn More]

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!

Faculty workshop with Heather Hackman on May 9th

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence has partnered with the Center for Community Engagement and Human Resources to bring Heather Hackman to campus for a consultation visit. Dr Hackman is a leader in racial equity and social justice work at institutions of higher education.

When: May 9th, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Lynn Presentation Center in the Rinker Welcome Center

In this workshop Heather will help you answer several questions …

  • What is racial equity?
  • What is a racial equity lens?
  • How does racial equity impact the classroom?

Heather will be targeting this workshop to teaching faculty and staff in any discipline. ALL are invited to join!

DR. HEATHER W. HACKMAN

Dr. Hackman conducting a trainingDr. 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. She received her doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2000 and has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Westfield State College, Springfield College, St Cloud State University, Hamline University, and the University of St Thomas. In 2005 she founded Hackman Consulting group and consults nationally on issues of deep diversity, equity and social justice and has focused most of her recent training work on issues of racism and white privilege, gender oppression, heterosexism and homophobia, and classism.

Read her complete bio at the HCG website

2019-2021 Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship in Public History Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2018

DeLand, FL – The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is pleased to announce that the 2019-2021 Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship has been awarded in Public History.  Public historians are committed to representing community and group histories from a wide range of perspectives and to broadening public understandings of historical narratives.  Thus, this project advances several of Stetson University’s strategic goals, including  Expand & Strengthen Strategic Partnerships and Be a Diverse Community of Inclusive Excellence.

“The fellow in public history will position Stetson to support a burgeoning field of study that provides career opportunities for students where they can investigate the past in inclusive and meaningful ways” said Rosalie Richards, associate provost for faculty development “Stetson University stands in an important moment of creating new and exciting futures. As a signature program of the university, the Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows highlight innovative and distinctive programs on our campus.”

Dr. Emily Mieras is associate professor of history and american studies and serves as chair of the Department of History

The proposal for a Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History was spearheaded by chair of the history department, Dr. Emily Mieras in collaboration with her colleagues, Dr. Mayhill Fowler and Dr. Kimberly Reiter.  This proposal supports a growing curricular innovation in the Department of History with the goal of developing additional community-based public history research projects and meeting key curricular needs.  The fellow, who will join the Stetson faculty in 2019, will collaborate with faculty to meet these goals.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring an expert in Public History to campus to share their knowledge with our students and with us. This concentration has already had wide appeal, and the fellow’s expertise will help us develop new courses and applied research projects, not only for our majors, but for any students interested in how history emerges in public spaces and cultural conversations, ” Mieras said.

The Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship prepares Teacher-Scholars who  aspire to excellence in undergraduate learning, teaching, and research at liberal arts universities. During their two-year tenure at Stetson, fellows have engaged the Stetson and local community in their scholarly and creative work through talks, gallery exhibits, workshops and community events.  Bios for current and past fellows are available here.

Awarded annually through a competitive proposal process, this program has brought a diversely talented cohort of fellows to campus since 2009.  Visit the Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship program site to learn more.

Workshop: The Course Faire, Monday April 23 @ 1:30

What:  A fun opportunity to reflect on your course!
When: Monday, April 23 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Where: LBC 136
Who: Anyone who teaches (or is planning to teach)
“Why should students take your course?
(The Course Faire)
When I was a student, we chose our courses by attending a “course faire.” At this event, professors would have a poster, along with other artifacts such as sample assignments, the syllabus, etc. to communicate what his or her course would be about, what it would be like, and what a student could hope to get from that course – a kind of “elevator speech” in a graphic format. Students could then examine the poster and supporting documents and ask as many questions as they needed to in order to clearly understand that course so that they might make a fully-informed decision about whether or not to take it.
Purpose:  The purpose of this assignment is for you to distill your course design in the form of a poster that communicates to students the value of your course.
Task: Imagine you are an professor preparing for the Course Faire. Create a poster and include any other supporting documents that you would like to include. Your goal is to explain your course to potential students in a way that simultaneously captures its detail and complexity (to the extent that is possible) and also captures what makes it special, but does so in an abbreviated way. When the time arrives, you’ll stand by your poster/supporting documents and the rest of us will act as serious students asking you questions and provide feedback.
Criteria: You will be evaluated on your ability to communicate to students (us!) your vision and expectations for your course.  Creativity is encouraged.
[This is a transparent authentic assessment]
We will provide supplies & snacks – you will provide the ideas!