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Academic Affairs Newsletter, Week of November 13

Important Dates: 

  • November 15: Range Elevation Portfolios Due to Departments
  • November 15: Adam Hochschild, notable author, speaks in UU311 from 6-8 p.m.
  • November 20: Sabbatical Applications Due to Academic Affairs
  • November 27: Student Success Forum, UU102, 3-4 pm
  • December 12: Grades Due for Fall Quarter (See attachment)

1. From Faculty Development:

TODAY is the last day to apply for participation in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC).  The FLC on Scholarly Publication is closed but others are available.  Here is the link: https://sites.google.com/a/csueastbay.edu/flcs-17-18/?pli=1

Workshops:

a. Electronic Dossier Training for Reviews
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12-1 pm
SF 127

Candidates welcome too!

Presenters: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development, Bernie Salvador, Online Campus

b. Teaching on Semesters: Redesigning Assignments
Wednesday, November 15th, 12:00-2:00 pm
UU 2002 A/B (Oakland/Concord Room) 

This workshop provides a brief overview of Authentic Assessment & Alignment followed by a hands-on activity. Bring a current syllabus and any assignment to revise for semesters during the session. Learn how you can enhance your instruction by developing more engaged students because you require them to be effective performers. 

Presenters: Sweety Law, Marketing & Margaret Harris, Educational Leadership 

c. Faculty Lounge:  Research! Wednesday
November 15th, 2:00-4:00 pm
SF 328

Join us for an informal share out about new ideas, in progress, or recently completed research publications/presentations or exhibitions,  by faculty from across the disciplines. Come to discuss successes, sticky problems or next steps in your own work, and learn about others’.  Refreshments served. 

d. Grading Papers Efficiently
Thursday, November 16th, 12:30-2:00 pm
SF 328

Although there are no scantrons to help grade papers, there are some strategies that can make grading efficient and still provide feedback. In this workshop we will discuss how to make ding papers less arduous, more effective, and more conducive to the improvement of student writing. We’ll learn how to read holistically and grade fairly. We’ll appreciate pencils and post-its. We’ll discuss how to use students’ self-evaluations and how to develop assignment specific grading rubrics and use Blackboard to assess learning via rubrics. Come with your concerns and some of your papers! 

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development*

e. FLC Kick-Off 11-17, 12-2, UU 102 (old)

f. Mentor Mixer/Inclusive Pedagogy
Friday, November 17th, 2:00-3:30 pm
SA 4350

Interested in a formal mentoring relationship as mentor or mentee? At this workshop we will share experiences and ideas around polling and scaffolding for inclusive teaching and fill out mentor matching forms. Matches will launch Winter quarter 2018.

Facilitators: Eileen Barrett, English, Paul Carpenter, Kinesiology, Mari Gray, Educational Leadership,  Maria Ortuoste, Political Science, Kate Strom Educational Leadership, Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development,  Dianne Woods, Diversity, Leadership, and Wellness

g. Grading Papers Efficiently
Monday, November 20th, 2:00-3:30 pm
SF 314

Although there are no scantrons to help grade papers, there are some strategies that can make grading efficient and still provide feedback. In this workshop we will discuss how to make ding papers less arduous, more effective, and more conducive to the improvement of student writing. We’ll learn how to read holistically and grade fairly. We’ll appreciate pencils and post-its. We’ll discuss how to use students’ self-evaluations and how to develop assignment specific grading rubrics and use Blackboard to assess learning via rubrics. Come with your concerns and some of your papers! 

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development*

h. Addressing Microaggressions in the Classroom
Tuesday November 21st, 1-2:30 pm
SF 121

This workshop is a collective viewing and discussion of a recorded webinar on microaggressions entitled, “Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Understanding and Addressing Microaggressions.” The goal is for participants to reflect on experience and  practice and emerge empowered to address microaggressions which have negative impact on academic and workplace performance, when they occur.

Facilitator: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

2. Invitation for Faculty Special Recognition: ILO Oral Communication 

Enter a student assignment for recognition as an exemplary assignment to have studentsdemonstrate competence of our Oral Communication Institutional Learning Outcome (ILO)

If you have a senior- level course assignment in your Winter 2018 course in which students are required to conduct a presentation, this funded faculty opportunity that includes special recognition may be for you! 

In support of our faculty community refining its processes for assessing our students’ attainment of each of our ILOs, Academic Programs and Services is pleased to invite ten faculty across disciplines to participate in a one quarter pilot measuring student performance of the University’s Oral Communication ILO using a draft measurement rubric (page 4 attached) that has been developed by University faculty representing all colleges. 

Submit your application (see ATTACHED) or questions to Julie Stein (julie.stein@csueastbay.edu), Educational Effectiveness Project Manager, Academic Programs and Services. 

3. Congratulations!

To Assistant Professor Elizabeth McGuire, of the History Department, whose new book "Red at Heart" has just been published by Oxford University Press!

If you have a publication, speech or other milestone that you would not mind sharing with your colleagues, please let us know.  We would like to feature accomplishments in the newsletter and help recognize the great work going on.

4. International Faculty Partnership Seminar, Ghana 2018

The International Faculty Partnership Seminars sponsored by the California State University through the Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP) are designed to provide international experiences for faculty of diverse disciplines from all CSU campuses. The mission of the CSU International Programs (CSU IP) is to foster opportunities for students and faculty. In order to increase opportunities IP is launching a series of seminars in collaboration with partners abroad. Planning is already underway for seminars in Paris, France in 2019 and Tübingen, Germany in 2020.  The seminar themes are broadly based and comparative in nature. 

In addition to interacting with colleagues about the conference themes, participants will learn more about CSU International Programs and the experiences of students who participate. By visiting the university, one of the goals of the seminar is to acquaint CSU faculty with the opportunities available to their students.

The theme for this year’s seminar is “Ghana Calls.” In 1957 Ghana declared independence from the United Kingdom and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah became its first Prime Minister. This seminar will examine the evolution of Africa and Ghana in the years since independence. To frame our discussions the seminar will be structured along five tracks. We will be asking CSU participants to choose between a “presenter” role or a “participant” role as a part of the application.  All sessions will include presenters from both the CSU and the University of Ghana in order to grow opportunities for the cross-fertilization of knowledge and create synergies between our institutions. 
 
The broad theme will be comprised of the following five tracks:

  • Economics, Development, and Governance
  • African Diaspora
  • Teaching Africa
  • African Art, Image, and Literature
  • Africa and the United States 

Through participation in an International Faculty Partnership Seminar, CSU faculty will: 

  • Have an opportunity to explore the theme with colleagues in their own and related disciplines; 
  • Learn more about international opportunities available through IP for themselves and for their students; 
  • Establish professional connections and contacts with colleagues from the host institution; 
  • Familiarize themselves with international partner institutions. 

Seminar Costs
 
As seminar hosts CSU IP and the University of Ghana will support the cost of on-site expenses for lodging and meals.
 
CSU IP will contribute $1000 to the cost of airfare.  Campuses may support of international travel for CSU participants.  The Office of International Programs will inform the appropriate campus officials of participants’ selection.
 
Other incidental expenses and additional travel will be the responsibility of the participant.
 
Participant Eligibility and Selection
 
Faculty members from all CSU campuses and all disciplines are encouraged to participate.  Participants must hold a full-time tenured or tenure track appointment at a CSU campus.  Faculty members who will be participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program on or before July 1, 2017 or earlier are not eligible for selection as participants.
 
Selection of CSU participants will be the responsibility of the Faculty Affairs Committee of the ACIP.  Approximately 20 faculty members will be selected to participate.  The Committee will seek a broad distribution of disciplines and participation from across campuses. 
 
Applicants are invited to apply in one of two pathways; either teaching or research. 
 
Those applying in the “participant” pathway are expected to show how participation in the seminar will directly impact their work on campus as a teacher and faculty member.  
 
Those applying in the “presentation” pathway should submit an abstract of a presentation proposal that is relevant to one of the tracks identified in the seminar announcement.  Final presentations will be due no later than May 15, 2017. 

The application includes the submission of a letter of application, an abbreviated vita (two pages), a “research” or “teaching” form, and a statement of the applicant’s potential to contribute to the seminar (two pages).  

The application deadline is December 1, 2017.  

The Seminar Selection Committee will meet during February and announcements of the participants will be made on March 1, 2018.
 
Letter of Application must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Department
  • Campus
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • Telephone
  • Current CV
  • Form for the path to which you are applying (either teacher participant or presentation)
  • Statement addressing the following:
  • Why do you wish to participate?
  • What contribution will you make to the seminar?
  • How will the seminar contribute to your effectiveness as a teacher?
  • How will you disseminate the results of the seminar on campus? 

Apply online at: CSU IP Ghana Faculty Partnership Seminar Application
 
Deadline for receipt of applications: December 1, 2017

Please contact: Sukari Ivester if you need more information.

Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving! 

 
  
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