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Summer and Fall Faculty Development Events

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Stay active over the summer and attend a workshop. Here's what we currently have scheduled for summer and early fall. 

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Faculty Development Grant Deadlines

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Upcoming Faculty Development grant deadlines for AY 2015-15.

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External Funding Opportunities for Humanists

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Looking across the state and federal agencies that provide discretionary research grants, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is a very popular source of external support for research among our humanists

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From the Director - May 2014

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It is proving to be a bittersweet end-of-year as we celebrate and bid farewell to 22 faculty colleagues who are retiring this year. Several of them are personal friends and have served as mentors to me over the years and it’s hard to imagine UST without them.

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2014-15 Research Grant Recipients

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The Research Grant supports faculty engagement in and continuation of current scholarly work, in new directions in scholarship, or for large, multi-year projects. Congratulations to the 18 faculty who received a Research Grant for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Upcoming Events

On-Campus Writers’ Retreat

August 4-8: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration for the August retreat is closed.
The next retreat is scheduled for Jan. 12-16, 2015.

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Active and Team-Based Learning Strategies for Your Courses

The workshop runs from 9:00 to 12:30 on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26, with essential working sessions each afternoon from 1:30-4:00.

In this 2-day workshop led by Dr. David Matthes from the University of Minnesota, you will experience and develop active learning and team-based strategies that you can apply immediately to your Fall semester course. The workshop is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.

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Sabbatical Prep Workshop

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Are you preparing a Sabbatical Grant Application this year? The Faculty Development Center will hold an information session for full-time faculty. Members of the Faculty Development Committee will be on hand to offer tips and answer questions about Sabbatical Grant applications and Sabbatical Assistance Grant applications.

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Getting Students to Participate in Discussion

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 3:30-5 pm in St. Paul
Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 3:30-5 pm in Minneapolis
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 7-8:30 pm in St Paul

In this workshop led by Dr. Stephen Brookfield, participants will explore ways to get students to actively participate in discussion by using a number of structured discussion exercises. All part-time and full-time faculty are welcome to attend.

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Publishing a book represents, for many faculty, the ultimate scholarly challenge. In fact the prestige surrounding book publishing may be so intimidating that it prevents faculty from even drafting a proposal, let alone approaching prospective publishers. All part-time and full-time faculty are welcome to attend.

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