New and Junior Faculty Social in Old Town
Sponsored by: Center for Educational Excellence
Thursday, September 4, 2014
4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Cosmopolitan Restaurant & Hotel
Located in the heart of Old Town, The Cosmopolitan Restaurant & Hotel is the ideal setting for USD’s new and junior tenure-track faculty to meet and mingle. A special patio area has been reserved for us, complete with an appetizer buffet and refreshments.
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the restaurant. It is accessible from Juan Street, just north of Mason Street.
Fabulous First Friday: Managing PowerPoint Obesity
Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, Director, Center for Educational Excellence, Professor, Psychological Sciences
Friday, September 5, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Camino Hall 119
PowerPoint can be a useful tool to help student learning but it can also be a bloated mess. Come hear from your colleagues about how they use PowerPoint to engage their students, get some tips about the dos and don’ts of a meaningful presentation, and learn some of the other options for presentations that faculty use.
The ARRT of Writing Self Evaluation Letters
Cosponsored by: College of Arts & Sciences and School of Business Administration
Friday, September 5, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m., KIPJ-A
The self-evaluation letter can be one of the most important components of your ARRT file. It is your opportunity to reflect on your accomplishments and challenges as a faculty member and share your vision for your future at USD. It can also help to provide a context for any potential concerns.
This presentation will provide an opportunity to:
1) hear from faculty who have written successful letters and those who have read many such letters
2) answer your questions about the ARRT process
3) receive some insights on the key components of the self-evaluation letter
Come join your colleagues and ARRT committee members for this important conversation.
femSTEM Faculty Writing Retreat
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Manchester Executive Conference Center (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.
Brown Bag Briefings: Multiple Choice Tests
Nadav Goldschmied, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences and CEE Travel Grant Recipient
Monday, September 15, 2014
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Salomon Hall
This short presentation will show you how to access meaningful data from your multiple choice exams by using fairly easy statistical tools to evaluate the validity of each test item. Click here for printable flyer.
Building Success for your Black Students: The Fine Line Between Tokenism and Leveraging Diversity
Cosponsored by: Black Student Resource Center
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 p.m., KIPJ-H&I
The academic setting for Black students in predominantly white environments can be discouraging. This can especially be the case within in racially monolithic classrooms. At this workshop we will discuss and explore Black students’ classroom experience and learn of ways to leverage their cultural identity and diversity while avoiding tokenism. Click here for printable flyer.
Mentor Training Series: Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research
Dr. Gail Perez, Adjunct Assistant Professor, English
Dr. Sonia Zarate, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
Cosponsored by: Office of Undergraduate Research
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 p.m., KIPJ-A
This workshop is the third in a three part mentoring series aimed at taking the trial and error out of mentoring undergraduates in research and creative activities. Building on mentoring challenges and strategies identified in sessions one and two, part three will continue the discussion and focus on how to mentor a diverse student population and the practices that foster retention and promotion. This interactive workshop is based on the Enter Mentoring training series. Click here for printable flyer.
Please note: All faculty interested in mentoring are welcome, regardless of participation in workshops 1 & 2.
Sexual Assault Training and Awareness
Cosponsored by: Student Wellness
Thursday, September 25, 2014
12:15 - 2:15 p.m., UC Forum C
A great deal of attention has been given recently to the issue of sexual assault in college campuses across the nation. To continue with our efforts to prevent and appropriately respond to these types of incidents, USD is offering a faculty training on how to respond to student disclosures of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.
You may have had, at some point, students in your classes who were affected by gender and/or sexual violence. Knowing how best to support them is important in helping them be successful in their education and in their healing process.
• University of San Diego protocol for responding to sexual violence
• Tips on effectively responding to disclosures
• Resources available on campus and in the community
• What you can do as faculty to help promote a healthy community, free of sexual and gender violence
Integrating the Social Innovation Challenge into the Classroom
Dr. Steven Conroy, Faculty Director, Center for Peace and Commerce and Professor, School of Business Administration
Dr. Mark Peters, Instructor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Dr. Necla Tschirgi, Visiting Professor, Kroc School of Peace Studies
Past Student Winners & Participants:
Grace Michel, Interim Assistant Director, Center for Peace and Commerce
Friday, September 26, 2014
12:15 - 2:15 p.m., Salomon Hall
The Social Innovation Challenge is a campus-wide opportunity for all USD students to gain hands-on experience creating social ventures that make a positive contribution to the four Ps: People, Planet, Profit, and Peace. By integrating the Social Innovation Challenge into their curriculum, faculty of all disciplines can offer students an opportunity to apply their learning to real-world social and environmental issues beyond the classroom. Click here for printable flyer.
CEE & ATS Tech Talk: Socrative & Poll Everywhere - Free Online Polling Tools for the Classroom:
Dr. Julia Schafer, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dr. David De Haan, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Friday, September 26, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., MRH (SOLES) 135
Are you on the lookout for free and easy ways to instantly gauge and quantify student understanding in the classroom? Look no further and join us for this September Tech Talk. Bring your smart phone, iPad, tablet, or laptop so you can try out Socrative and Poll Everywhere during this interactive session.
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.
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Next Month's Events!
Fabulous First Friday: Academic Integrity
femSTEM Writing Retreat
Inclusive Education Series: Developing LGBTQ Inclusive Curricula
Brown Bag Briefing: A Cautionary Tale—Thinking Critically about Neuroscience
Alcala Park Readers Book Discussion on Stuffed and Starved
DamNation Film Screening and Discussion
Promise and Predicament: The Experience of Catholic Professors (across the disciplines) in Catholic Universities
Community Based Research Development Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. For more info click here.
Inclusive Education Series: Using Debate as a Pedagogical Tool to Develop Tolerance
CEE & ATS Tech Talk: GroupSolver