Upcoming Events

Common Mistakes of White Teachers in Multiracial Classrooms

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This workshop led Dr. Stephen Brookfield begins by examining common mistakes White teachers – notably the workshop leader - make in teaching about racism: for example, excusing oneself from complicity in racism, saying you understand oppression, asking a student to give the ‘Black’, ‘Asian’ or ‘First Nations’ perspective. It will then move into a conversation about the experiences of workshop participants in this area.

This event will be simulcast between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campus. 


Classroom Techniques to Discuss Race and Racism

Each workshop is offered twice during spring 2016 semester. Next workshops are Feb. 29 and March 2.

At the University of St. Thomas we have made it a priority to create a diverse university community committed to fight racism. In the classroom this project is complex and difficult at a time a when the discourse of divisiveness and hate is so strong in the world. Discussions of race are highly emotional and complicated by overt expressions of racism, racial micro-aggressions, stereotyping the 'other' as alien enemies, and students (and faculty) not wanting to say the ‘wrong’ thing and be accused of racism.

All workshops wll meet on the St. Paul campus.


Corporate and Foundation Relations Brown Bag

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bring your lunch, and come to learn of the services provided by the Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team in supporting your academic work.

St. Paul Campus


Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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 adjunct and full-time faculty are welcome!

St. Paul Campus


Cultivating Contention: Creating an Intentional Culture of Dialogue

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Often, the most meaningful learning experiences occur as the result of disagreement or debate in the classroom. For those who teach topics that generate controversy (and often for those who don't), it helps to develop skill in cultivating fruitful and healthy dialogue.

St. Paul Campus


Panel Discussion on the Tenure/Promotion Process

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

All pre-tenure, full-time faculty are welcome to attend an informal panel discussion on the tenure/promotion process with representatives from the St. Thomas Tenure and Promotion Committee.

Held in Minneapolis in TMH 252 and simulcast to ASC 238 in St. Paul.


Understanding Unconscious Bias: A Workshop for Faculty

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Inevitably, we all rely on stereotypes, and usually we’re not aware that we’re using them as we interact with others — and as we teach our classes. Yet, from a student standpoint, unchecked stereotypes and bias are alienating, unwelcoming, and undermine the learning process.

St. Paul Campus
McNeely Hall Room 100


Events sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Spring 2016

Take advantage of St. Thomas' subscription and attend an online event sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).



Professional Development at Your Own Pace: Quality Matters Online Workshops

Workshop dates vary.

Are you teaching a blended or online course? Faculty Development is sponsoring seats in online course design workshops from Quality Matter (QM). Work at your own pace, engage with faculty from other institutions, and receive guidance and feedback as you design your blended or online course.



On-Campus Writers’ Retreat

Upcoming Retreat Dates:
June 6-10, 2016
August 1-5, 2016

2016 Writers' Retreat Dates: June 6-10, 2016 and August 1-5, 2016

The UST Center for Writing, JRC 361
The St. Paul Campus