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Faculty + Students + Lunch = FLUNCH

FLUNCH is an opportunity for our undergraduate students to have meaningful interactions with their professors outside of the classroom through a lunch in the Commons. This Commons Lunch will be covered by CLaSS through Commons Meal Tickets that we provide them. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the career experiences of their faculty, research that their faculty have been part of, and just make meaningful connections with their professors. If a student chooses to utilize this program, they would:

  1. Register online for the FLUNCH program in which they would provide information about what professor they are taking to lunch and what day they plan to take the professor to lunch. Students should register for this at least one week before the lunch
  2. After registering for FLUNCH, they will receive a confirmation that their FLUNCH has been approved and a reminder of where to pick up their Commons Meal Tickets
  3. The day of the lunch, they will pick up their meal tickets at the CUB Info Desk (on the South Side of the CUB)

Please share this awesome opportunity with your students so they can make these connections and learn more from their professors throughout their Stetson experience.

For details or more information, please contact Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Student Development & Campus Vibrancy at ldement@stetson.edu or 386.822.7319

Becoming a Student-Ready College: 2018 Teaching & Learning Day with Dr. Tia McMair

On January 12, the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation hosted Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), for Stetson’s annual Teaching and Learning Day.  Dr. McNair lead an open discussion based on the recently published book she co-authored, Becoming a Student-Ready College.

Stetson faculty and staff gathered in the duPont-Ball Library to explore critical questions such as “What are colleges and universities doing to prepare for the students who are entering their institutions?” and “What must change in an institution’s policies, practices, and culture in order to be student-ready?”.

After Dr. Brown’s initial remarks, attendees worked in small groups to create drawings that represent the state of student-readiness at Stetson and brainstormed directions that we might design and implement to support success for more students.

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You can learn more about the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence offerings by following the Stetson Faculty blog. Please reach out to our office if we can assist you.

*A limited number of copies of Becoming a Student-Ready College are available to rent through our online library. If you are interested in participating in or leading a book circle, please express your interest by emailing us at browncenter@stetson.edu.

Is it on your calendar? Teaching and Learning Day with Tia Brown McNair – January 12, 2018

Each year, the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence hosts a national scholar to Stetson University for the annual Teaching and Learning Day (formerly known as Faculty Learning Community Day). This day of reflection and discussion provides an opportunity for the Stetson community to grapple with big issues that impact our work delivering high-impact educational experiences in the 21st century. We hope that you will join us as we engage in thought-provoking conversation about Becoming a Student Ready College!

2018 Teaching and Learning Day
Making Excellence Inclusive: Becoming a Student-Ready College
January 12, 2018 – 9:00 – 12:00 PM
(Lunch immediately following)
duPont-Ball Library
Space is limited
RSVP to save your spot!

Tia Brown 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?

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.

You can learn more about the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence offerings by following the Stetson Faculty blog. Please reach out to our office if we can assist you.

*A limited number of copies of Becoming a Student-Ready College will be made available to participants who wish to participate in book circles. If you are interested in participating in or leading a book circle, please indicate your interest with your RSVP.

Tia Brown McNair to visit Stetson University

Becoming a Student-Ready College:

Are colleges and universities prepared for the students who are entering their institutions?

Dr. Tia Brown McNair

January 12, 2018 – 9 am – Noon
(Lunch immediately following)
duPont-Ball Library

Space is limited, RSVP to save your spot!

Tia Brown 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?

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. 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.

You can learn more about the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence offerings by following the Stetson Faculty blog. Please reach out to our office if we can assist you.

Warm Regards,

Lynn Monahan, Project Manager
Julia Metzker, Executive Director

Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence
Stetson University
browncenter
(386) 822-7930
blog.stetson.edu/faculty-engagement

*A limited number of copies of Becoming a Student-Ready College will be made available to participants who wish to participate in book circles. If you are interested in participating in or leading a book circle, please indicate your interest with your RSVP.

Tia Brown McNair to visit Stetson University for 2018 Teaching and Learning Day

Each year, the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence hosts a national scholar to Stetson University for the annual Teaching and Learning Day (formerly known as Faculty Learning Community Day). This day of reflection and discussion provides an opportunity for the Stetson community to grapple with big issues that impact our work delivering high-impact educational experiences in the 21st century. We hope that you will join us as we engage in thought-provoking conversation about Becoming a Student Ready College!

2018 Teaching and Learning Day
Making Excellence Inclusive: Becoming a Student-Ready College
January 12, 2018 – 9:00 – 12:00 PM
(Lunch immediately following)
duPont-Ball Library
Space is limited, RSVP to save your spot!

Tia Brown 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?

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.

You can learn more about the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence offerings by following the Stetson Faculty blog. Please reach out to our office if we can assist you.

*A limited number of copies of Becoming a Student-Ready College will be made available to participants who wish to participate in book circles. If you are interested in participating in or leading a book circle, please indicate your interest with your RSVP.

Stetson Alum to be honored by the Council of Undergraduate Research 

UWM Researcher Sarah Caudill to Be Honored at CUR’s 2017 Posters on the Hill

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U Wisconsin-Milwaukee researcher Sarah Caudill © 

Sarah Caudill, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will receive the Honorary CUR Fellows Award at an April 26 reception during the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2017 Posters on the Hill event on Capitol Hill. Caudill, a 2006 Posters on the Hill participant, contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves through the Caltech-MIT Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

Posters on the Hill, CUR’s signature student advocacy event, is held in partnership with the American Chemical Society. Accompanied by their faculty mentors, 60 exceptional undergraduates will share their research on April 25–26 with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and federal government officials, as well as highlight the value of federal investment in undergraduate research.

Said Caudill, “Looking back now, having the ability to participate in undergraduate research at Stetson University and Caltech was the most important factor in determining my future career. It opened up a world of experiences and connections that made the transition into a full-time scientist possible for a small-town girl. I never dreamed that I would be part of the team that confirmed the detection of the first gravitational waves last year. We have now opened the window of astronomical observation into the dark side of the universe to directly see things that we couldn’t before. The detections not only allowed us to see the collisions of black holes for the first time but also provided measurements of the most massive stellar-mass black holes and some of the best tests of Einstein’s General Relativity theory to date.”

Questions about the 2017 Posters on the Hill event may be directed to Lindsey Thomas.

This article is reprinted from the Council on Undergraduate Research

The Importance of Being Resilient – Teaching & Inquiry Circle | Stetson Today

Rebecca Stone and Rachel Boldman, co-facilitated a Teaching & Inquiry Circle with Stetson Faculty and Staff titled “Student Resilience”, which concluded with draft recommendations for an institutional plan to support resilience.  The work of these individuals continues to impact student resilience and the larger campus community.

This is what institutional grit looks like!

 

Rachel Boldman, Director of the Stetson Counseling Center, hopes John B. Well Week activities will encourage students to visit the Counseling Center, if they need help with mental health issues.

The Counseling Center has organized the weeklong series of events annually since 2014 as a way to encourage students to seek professional help, when needed, and educate them about ways to increase their resiliency.The Stetson University Counseling Center will focus on resilience during John B. Well Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, teaching students to be resilient during challenging times and safeguarding their mental health.

Read the entire article at Stetson Today

Call for Proposals: Diversity, Learning, and Student Success conference in Jacksonville

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change

A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
March 16–18, 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
Proposals due Monday, September 12

The Association of American Colleges and Universities  Call for Proposals for AAC&U’s 2017 Conference on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change was just released.

The conference will explore how the individual and collective voices of students, faculty, staff, and community partners can be catalysts for transformative campus and social change. Affirming that people will be the drivers of the institutional and structural transformation needed to support the success of today’s students and prepare them for unscripted challenges, participants will explore strategies for leading inclusive campus dialogues and strategic visioning that value and embrace diversity of thought, identity, and beliefs.

Visit the Call for Proposals to learn more about the conference and learn how to submit a proposal.