Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 p.m., MRH (SOLES) 135
The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Center for Educational Excellence invite you to a Lunch & Learn workshop on how to engage in community based research (CBR) and draft a proposal for funding to support your CBR project.
Items that will be covered at the workshop include:
How to work with your community partner to identify needs
How to design research projects for undergraduates
How to draft a research proposal that includes background, research question(s), methods, expected results/impact.
How to assess the impact on the community, the community partner and the undergraduate researcher
For a more information about the Community Based Research Development Grants (CBR-DG), please visit the CBR-DG website: http://www.sandiego.edu/ugresearch/faculty/cbr-dg.php
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, October 24
Photo Courtesy of: Lisbon Council
Adina Batnitzky, Associate Professor, Sociology; CEE Travel Grant Recipient
Thursday, October 30, 2014
12:15 - 2:15 p.m., UC Forum B
How can we foster community in the classroom? Can tolerance be taught? How can we activity encourage both the appreciation of diversity and function as an assessment tool? This interactive workshop will introduce the use of debates as a pedagogical tool to both promote active classroom participation and create a “safe space” for students to express diverse opinions on controversial topics. During this hands-on session, the idea of utilizing classroom debates as a tool for assessment will also be discussed. Come ready to participate in a debate and learn how to incorporate this activity into your own classroom!
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 28
Kristine Ehrich, Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration
Friday, October 31, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., MRH (SOLES) 135
GroupSolver is a free web-based program for consensus building. The USD community is lucky to have some early faculty adopters such as Dr. Ehrich, who will be sharing how she uses this technology in her classroom to assist students with their collaborative efforts to solve problems.
The developer will also be on hand to answer your questions.
OUR Course Development Grant (CDG) Information WorkshoppTuesday, November 4, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 p.m., KIPJ-I
Please join the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Center for Educational Excellence for a Lunch & Learn workshop on how to incorporate research methods/research into your course and how to assess the impact of its inclusion on student learning.
Grant Applications are Due on December 4, 2014 at 5 p.m. For more information, see page two of this newsletter or visit:http://www.sandiego.edu/ugresearch/faculty/course-development.php
Fed Up Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., UC Forum B
“Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. Fed Up is the film the food industry doesn't’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth) and director Stephanie Soechtig, Fed Up will change the way you eat forever.”
Text courtesy of: www.fedupmovie.com
Faculty Writing Retreat
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Manchester Executive Conference Center (MExCC) Boardroom 208
The Center for Educational Excellence, at the request of Lauren Benz (Chemistry & Biochemistry), has organized space to foster the writing productivity for ALL interested faculty. Boardroom 208 in the Manchester Executive Conference Center has been reserved on the dates listed below. The aim is to assign a block of time that will help faculty incorporate writing into their schedules. The format for these sessions is for faculty to work quietly on their own items, and with plenty of coffee and snacks provided.
Please note: you may drop in and out as your time allows.
The Transnational Migrant and Other Spoils of Philippine Dictatorship
Friday, November 7, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CH-130
Josen Masangkay Diaz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethnic Studies;
This talk investigates a few of the cultural projects of the Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos conjugal dictatorship of the Philippines in order to discuss the foundation and construction of a labor export economy that sends millions of Filipino workers to countries all over the world.
USD Just Read!How to Move Beyond a World That's Stuffed and Starved
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Shiley Theatre
Guest lecture by:
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved
Patel will speak about why we live in a world with nearly 2 billion overweight and almost 1 billion starving. He will show that the private sector's control of the food system is at the heart of the problem, but encourage you to think about why that is. More importantly, he will suggest some concrete alternatives to the current system that involve going beyond farmers markets, to a system change - one that I'll use some of his latest research in Africa as an illustration.
Click here to register for the Raj Patel guest lecture.
Bullying in Academia: Prevention and Response Webinar
Thursday, November 13, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., KIPJ-I
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Slander, physical threats, unrealistic workloads, and isolation are just some of the bullying tactics that campus faculty and staff have identified when reporting alleged bullying within the campus environment. Allegations of bullying can negatively impact your faculty (including adjunct) recruitment and retention and can cost institutions millions of dollars between employee turnover, liability issues and potential legal expenses. And, in today’s workplace environment, faculty are increasingly aware and concerned when bullying crosses the line from annoying to dangerous behavior.
Join our expert presenter as he guides you through critical considerations related to bullying in the campus workplace, such as:
•Legal and liability issues
•Prevention and response strategies
•Early warning signs and risk factors
•Safety, health and disability issues
•Dealing with a troubled/dangerous employee
Fabulous First Friday: Flipping Your Classroom
Friday, November 14, 2014
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., MRH (SOLES) 135
Keith MacDonald, Adjunct Instructor, Biology; Faculty Learning Community Member (2013—2014 “Flipping your Classroom”)
For this Fab Friday session, we will be discussing the flipped classroom and how preparation before the semester and even before each class differs from traditional instructional preparation. We will also discuss the dos and don’ts of designing both out-of-class instruction materials and in-class participatory activities. The session will wrap up with a focus on guarding against student misconceptions, tangential time diversions, and how assessment of student learning has to change in a flipped classroom.
CEE & ATS Tech Talk: Supporting Student Wellness Through Technological Tools
Friday, November 21, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., MRH (SOLES) 131
Supporting the wellness of students can occur through various technological tools. Faculty are often the first to recognize students experiencing distress and through the use of technology faculty can positively impact the overall wellness of the USD community .
Kognito At-Risk is an interactive tech tool that will prepare faculty to recognize signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Through role-play conversations with virtual students, faculty attain hands-on practice managing challenging, and often sensitive, conversations surrounding mental health. Faculty will master the skills necessary to identify concerns and connect students to help.
Faculty will also learn about mental health assessment tools, on-line chat opportunities for students experiencing distress, and academic support tools that help students manage time and stress, and enhance organization.
USD Just Read! Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion: Stuffed and Starved, The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
Friday, November 21, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Manchester Executive Conference Center (MExCC) Auditorium
Colin Fisher, History
Lauren Benz, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Stephen Conroy, Faculty Director, Center for Peace and Commerce, Economics (SBA)
Simon Croom, Supply Chain Management (SBA)
Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Theology and Religious Studies
A panel of USD faculty will discuss how themes (e.g., global food economy, nutritional health, food sovereignty) in Stuffed and Starved can be considered across their various disciplines. Ample time will be given for questions and discussion. How we might consider the
This event is open to everyone and students are especially encouraged to register and attend.
USD Just Read 2014-2015
USD Just Read! encourages literacy and deep dialogue on social themes presented through outstanding literature. The program promotes active learning and reading not only within the USD community but within the San Diego community at large. During the 2014-2015 academic year, the book selection is Stuffed and Starved, written by Raj Patel.
Visit the USD Just Read! page for more information.
Stuffed and Starved in the Classroom
To learn more on about how USD faculty are using Stuffed and Starved in their courses, click here to read this month's interview with Adina Batnitzky.
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• SBA Brown Bag Briefing: Syllabus and Reflection
• New and Junior Faculty Social
• Post Doc Research Colloquium #3