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Sabbatical Leave Awards for AY 2015-16

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Forty-three faculty awarded Sabbatical Leave for the 2015-16 academic year.

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From the Director: End of semester wrap-up

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What a semester. There’s so much change on campus this year, it’s dizzying. Here are just a few themes I’ve noticed this past Fall.

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Update on Adjunct Professional Development Grant recipients

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The following UST faculty received an award from the Adjunct Professional Development Grant. Applications are still being accepted.

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November 2014

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In an ideal world, none of our students would feel uncomfortable because of their race, cultural background, or gender in our classrooms. In reality cultural taxation, implicit stereotypes, and most importantly indifference, are subtle and not so subtle impediments to building and promoting inclusive excellence in the classroom.

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Watching Myself Teach

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I am not typically impressed by new gadgets. Although I do still love my first-generation Kindle, I have only had a smartphone for a few months, and I do not own an i-Pod or i-Pad or any device with a lower case “i” in front of it.

But I am impressed by Swivl.

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Upcoming Events

J-term 2015 Faculty Development Book Group

January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2015 from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. All faculty are invited to join us for stimulating conversation over breakfast during four Friday meetings in January 2015.

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On-Campus Writers’ Retreat

January 12-16, 2015

Watch your UST email for registration information. Upcoming retreats are Jan. 12-16, 2015 and June 1-5, 2015.

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Incorporating Critical Thinking into Your Classes: A Working Retreat

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

All faculty, adjunct and full-time, are welcome to attend. This one-day working retreat focuses on reshaping specific teaching exercises and assignments to incorporate critical thinking, and on communicating to students what critical thinking looks like when embedded in a specific discipline or topic.

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The Synchronous Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching Blended and Online Courses

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Please join us on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m. on the St. Paul campus to hear how four St. Thomas faculty have addressed the challenges and opportunities of teaching blended and online courses in the synchronous classroom.

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