Event Archive

Moving Toward Blended Learning: Strategies and Tools for Fostering Meaningful Learning & Engagement

July 16 & 17, 2015
9am - 4pm

This two-day workshop led by Dr. Jason Rhode will help you move toward incorporating elements of flipped and blended course design and aligning new teaching strategies with tools and innovative technologies.

St. Paul Campus

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Fostering the Digital Humanities at St. Thomas

June 22-25, 2015

Seminar participants will be introduced to the field of digital humanities and the primary methodologies and tools available for researching, curating and incorporating electronic information and digital objects. Participants will have ample opportunities for hands-on experience with a variety of tools including Omeka and web-based GIS tools and will examine possibilities for individual scholarship and classroom application.

St. Paul Campus

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentee Workshop

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The mentee workshop is intended for junior faculty mentees and focuses on practical strategies for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty mentors. THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

St. Paul Campus, ASC 341

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Incorporating race and ethnicity issues in the classroom: Faculty panel and conversation

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many faculty contemplate how to incorporate issues related to race and ethnicity into their courses. Some are strongly motivated to integrate diverse topics, themes, and readings but find that student reactions are varied and sometimes difficult to manage. Discussions around controversial themes can challenge even the most experienced professors.

St. Paul Campus

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How to measure learning outcomes that matter

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Your student evaluations give an idea of how satisfied students are with your teaching and your course. But how can you know whether students are actually learning what you teach?

St. Paul Campus

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentor Workshop

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This workshop is for mentors who are mid career and senior faculty. Dr. Smith will focus on common mentoring mistakes and how to avoid them, and the key components for fostering effective mentoring relationships.

St. Paul Campus, ASC 238

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Using and Interpreting IDEA Scores/Reports

Friday, February 20, 2015

All faculty are welcome to attend. This workshop will focus on best practices for IDEA including gathering mid-semester student feedback and ways to use the Diagnostic Form and its report for improving teaching.

St. Paul Campus

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Conversations on Designing and Teaching a Flipped or Blended Course

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thinking about moving your course into a "flipped" or blended format? Taught a flipped or blended course and want ideas from colleagues on how they have approached designing and teaching a flipped or blended course?

ASC 238 on the St. Paul Campus

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Introduction to IDEA for Adjunct Faculty

Friday, February 13, 2015

St. Thomas uses the IDEA student rating system to provide instructors with student feedback and to inform faculty evaluation. This workshop runs from 3:30-4:45 and will orient you to the IDEA system and focus on best practices.

St. Paul Campus

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Introduction to IDEA for Adjunct Faculty

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

All Adjunct faculty invited to attend. St. Thomas uses the IDEA student rating system to provide instructors with student feedback and to inform faculty evaluation. This workshop runs from 6-7:15 pm and will orient you to the IDEA system and focus on best practices.

St. Paul Campus

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Getting Students to Participate in Discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 from 3-4:30 pm

Explore ways to get students to actively participate in discussion by using a number of structured discussion exercises. Open to all part-time and full-time faculty.

St. Paul Campus

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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.

St. Paul Campus

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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.

St. Paul Campus

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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.

St. Paul Campus

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Research Grant Information Session

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you preparing a Research Grant application this year? The Faculty Development Center will hold an information session for full-time faculty on Monday, November 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the St. Paul campus.

St. Paul Campus

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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.

St. Paul Campus

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Understanding the International Student Experience

Friday, October 10, 2014

What's one thing you can do to make your classroom more inclusive for international students? All faculty are invited to connect with members of UST's current class of graduate and undergraduate international students.

Woulfe Hall in the Anderson Student Center (St. Paul Campus)

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Getting Students to Participate in Discussion

The workshop scheduled for Friday, October 3 from 10-11:30 am is canceled.

The Oct. 3 workshop scheduled for the Minneapolis campus workshop is canceled.

Minneapolis Campus

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Open House hosted by the Center for Faculty Development

Friday, Sept. 26 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm (short program at 2:45) in the Hearth Room (ASC 340)

All faculty, full and part-time, are invited to mingle with your colleagues, learn about upcoming events and our services, and meet your colleagues who support the Center and its programs.

Hearth Room (ASC 340)

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Getting Students to Participate in Discussion

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7-8:30 pm

Evening Workshop Explore ways to get students to actively participate in discussion by using a number of structured discussion exercises. Open to all part-time and full-time faculty.

St. Paul Campus

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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.

McNeely Hall, room 117 (click for link to map)
St. Paul Campus 

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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.

Terrence Murphy Hall (TMH) room 357 on the Minneapolis campus.

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Creating & Delivering Online Lectures - St. Paul Campus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In conjunction with Faculty Development, IRT will be offering lecture-content creation and delivery information sessions on July 22, 2014.

OSF Library 208 (St. Paul)

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Creating & Delivering Online Lectures - Minneapolis Campus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In conjunction with Faculty Development, IRT will be offering lecture-content creation and delivery information sessions on July 22, 2014.

TMH 442 (Minneapolis)

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Beyond the Textbook: Using Open Educational Resources

Monday, July 21, 2014

Incorporating open educational resources into your course is an excellent strategy in a flipped classroom environment, or just to provide supplemental materials to your students. There are OER in nearly every field, and so everyone who teaches, in any discipline, can benefit from this workshop. The workshop is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.

Room 208 in the OSF Library on the St. Paul Campus

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Incorporating Active Learning by Flipping the Classroom

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dr. Jason Rhode will lead this interactive workshop focusing on engaging with other participants (not the technology) so that faculty can work collaboratively to develop a plan for flipping at least one lesson in a course. The workshop is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.

Room 205 in the Murray Herrick Center on the St. Paul Campus

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Summer Workshops: Quality Matters!

Workshop dates vary.

St. Thomas now subscribes to Quality Matters (QM), a national benchmark for online and blended course design. If you want to learn more about the QM Program, are new to the online learning environment, or want to improve your online courses, consider enrolling in a summer workshop.

Online

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Building an Inclusive Classroom Summer Seminar

June 23-26 from 9:30-3 p.m.

In this seminar we will explore the multiple dimensions of diversity among UST students and present ideas and strategies for re-thinking our courses with inclusion in Don't wait to register as seats are limited.

St. Paul Campus

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Designing Your Blended Course Summer Seminar

The online workshop opens June 12 and closes June 26 and you may work through the modules at your own pace.

Are you interested in developing a blended course this summer?

There will be an on-campus orientation on June 10. The rest of the seminar will be online. 

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Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar

June 2-6, 2014, 9 a.m.-noon

The next five-day Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar will take place June 2-6, 2014, 9 a.m.-noon. After three hours of presentation, discussion, and small group work, participants will have the afternoons to work on their courses.

St. Paul Campus

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Navigating Service at St. Thomas

Monday, May 12, 2014

Are you fully aware of service opportunities available to you? Would you like to find service roles that are meaningful and relevant?

The workshop will be held in St. Paul in ASC 238.

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Book Proposal Working Session

This workshop has been cancelled.

Working session is cancelled. Are you working on a book proposal and would like feedback on your proposal? Perhaps you've attended Dr. Brookfield’s workshop Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publication and need some guidance on next steps?

St. Paul

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentor Workshop

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This workshop is for mentors who are mid career and senior faculty. Dr. Smith will focus on common mentoring mistakes and how to avoid them, and the key components for fostering effective mentoring relationships. (St. Paul Campus)

St. Paul Campus - ASC 341

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Mentoring for Success Information Sessions - March 13

Noon-1pm (includes lunch)
or
3:30-4:30 (wine and cheese)

If you are interested in mentoring but want to learn more about the role of a mentor consider attending an information session on March 13. The session will provide an overview of the Mentoring for Success program, the role of a mentor, and ways you can become involved in mentoring junior faculty.

St. Paul: OSF Library room 102

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Tools and Technology for Flipping the Classroom

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Register by March 11! The session will provide an overview of the tools currently available at UST for flipping/inverting the classroom as well as a preview of the new Ensemble media server. Time permitting, we'll also touch on best practices for video lectures and share some examples.

St. Paul in Anderson Student Center room 238

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Diverse Voices in the Classroom: Working with International Students

March 6 - St. Paul campus (3:30-5:00 pm)
March 7 Minneapolis campus (10-11:30 am)

March 6 in St. Paul & March 7 in Minneapolis. Having international students in your class can enhance your course in many ways; it can also create challenges. Our panel will provide you with information about our current group of international students, discuss cultural norms and values, and provide strategies for working with this population.

March 6 - St. Paul campus

March 7 Minneapolis campus

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Thursday, March 6, 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. (St. Paul Campus)

St. Paul Campus

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentee Workshop

Monday, March 3, 2014

The mentee workshop is intended for junior faculty mentees and focuses on practical strategies for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty mentors. (St. Paul Campus)

St. Paul Campus

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentee Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The mentee workshop, which will be held on the Minneapolis campus, is intended for junior faculty mentees and focuses on practical strategies for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty mentors.

Minneapolis Campus

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentor Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This workshop on the Minneapolis campus is for mentors who are mid career and senior faculty. Dr. Smith will focus on common mentoring mistakes and how to avoid them, and the key components for fostering effective mentoring relationships.

Minneapolis Campus

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentee Workshop

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The mentee workshop is intended for junior faculty mentees and focuses on practical strategies for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty mentors. (St. Paul Campus)

St. Paul Campus

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Monday, February 10, 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. (Minneapolis Campus)

Minneapolis Campus

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Technology Tools and Tips for Your Teaching Toolbox

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

With the seemingly endless selection of technology tools available, how do you choose the right technology tools to incorporate into your teaching? What tools may be the best fit and how do you implement them seamlessly?

Room 314 in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library on the St. Paul Campus

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Publish & Flourish Workshop (St. Paul Campus)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Registration now open for Publish & Flourish workshop in St. Paul with Dr. Tara Gray.

St. Paul Campus: McNeely Hall, Room 100

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Publish & Flourish Workshop (Minneapolis Campus)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Registration now open for Publish & Flourish workshop in Minneapolis with Dr. Tara Gray.

Minneapolis CampusTerrence Murphy Hall, Room 460

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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. (Please note that as of 11/5/2013 the location has changed to ASC 238.)

Anderson Student Center, room 238 (St. Paul)
(Please note that as of 11/5/2013 the location has changed to ASC 238.)

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Working with Adult Graduate Students (Sept. 19 & Oct. 15)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Graduate students are typically adults with relevant experience and expertise to share. How can we teach these students in ways that recognize their adult-ness, and that do not demean or patronize, whilst still retaining our pedagogic authority? What does it mean to treat students as adults and to create truly adult learning environments?

Minneapolis Campus, TMH 353

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Open House

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Please join us for an Open House celebrating the bringing together of multiple faculty resource offices on the 3rd floor of Aquinas Hall.

Aquinas Hall, 3rd floor

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Sabbatical Prep Workshop

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Are you preparing a Sabbatical Grant Application this year? The Faculty Development Center will hold an information session on Thursday, Aug, 29 from 10:30am - noon. 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. Follow the link below to register for the workshop.

McNeely Hall, room 117 (click for link to map)
St. Paul Campus 

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Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching (MMT) Summer Seminar (July 15-18)

Monday, July 15, 2013

MMT is a 4 day intensive seminar in mindfulness-based meditation and its strategic application to effective teaching, research, and service. (Registration for the MMT seminar is closed.)

OSF Library Room 108 (the "Leather Room")

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Sloan Blended Learning Conference (July 8-9)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Don't miss this opportunity to attend the Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference as a virtual attendee! Faculty Development is sponsoring a limited number of virtual attendee seats for the July 8-9 conference.

Online

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IDEA Workshop: A Deeper Understanding and Purposeful Response

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Open to all faculty. Strategies to identify patterns and trends in IDEA scores and ways to use IDEA information to enhance your reporting practices for evaluation and promotion purposes.

Anderson Student Center (St. Paul)
South Woulfe Hall (ASC 378B)

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May Work-Family Brown Bag (Minneapolis)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Whether it's caring for children or caring for aging parents, juggling competing demands can be stressful and taking care of your own needs often comes last. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges. This is an informal bring-your-own-lunch gathering intended to allow faculty to share experiences, resources and support. Registration is not needed; feel free to drop in.

SCH 322 (Minneapolis Campus)

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Working with Adult Graduate Students

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18 Workshop Postponed

Regretfully, we have to cancel this workshop, due to enrollment issues; the activities for this workshop require a larger group to be successful and we will work to convene again with larger enrollment in the fall. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Minneapolis Campus

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April Work-Family Brown Bag (St. Paul)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges. This is an informal bring-your-own-lunch gathering intended to allow faculty to share experiences, resources and support.

OEC 103 (St. Paul Campus)

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IDEA Workshop

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Are you having difficulty deciding on your IDEA course objectives or understanding your IDEA feedback from Fall semester? Please join us at a workshop to gain insight into interpreting feedback and selecting objectives for your courses.

Anderson Student Center (room TBD)

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Contextualizing Service Learning in Social Justice Workshop

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Facilitated by Dr. Sue Cipolle, author of Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Changes,
with Julie Plaut, Ph. D. Executive Director of Minnesota Campus Compact

Both full and part time faculty members are welcome.

ASC 238

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March Work-Family Brown Bag (Minneapolis)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges.

SCH 322 (Minneapolis Campus)

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We Are What We Know: Scholarly Teaching and Classroom Assessment

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We're excited to welcome Dr. Diane Pike (professor of sociology, Augsburg) back to St. Thomas on Feb. 20 for her popular workshop on classroom assessment. Plan to attend this workshop and sharpen your assessment skills and gain experience in new classroom assessment techniques (CATs) that you can use this semester in your class.

ASC 341

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

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Feb. Work-Family Brown Bag (St. Paul)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Whether it's caring for children or caring for aging parents, juggling competing demands can be stressful and taking care of your own needs often comes last. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges. This is an informal bring-your-own-lunch gathering intended to allow faculty to share experiences, resources and support.

OEC 103 (St. Paul Campus)

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Panel Discussion for Women Faculty | "The Trajectory from Associate to Full Professor"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A panel composed of recently-promoted full professors from several UST schools/colleges will discuss their experiences and give advice on how to negotiate successfully the path from associate to full professor. The discussion will be held at the St. Paul campus and simulcast on the Minneapolis campus.

St. Paul Campus*

O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, LIB 102

*Simulcast on the Minneapolis campus in Opus Hall (MOH 419)

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Integrate Sustainability into Your Course

Monday, January 7, 2013

The integration of sustainability across disciplines is not only important to prepare students to advance the common good, but it is also full of possibilities for course content and pedagogy. Integrating sustainability themes into courses can enrich teaching, student learning, and student engagement while fulfilling the mission of UST. Faculty Development is offering a workshop on integrating sustainability into UST courses on Jan. 7 & 8. All faculty are invited to register.

ASC 341

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Rethinking Assessment

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Register for November 14 session! The session features Dr. Wen Yu demonstrating creative ways in which clickers can be effective assessment tools for more than just large group quizzing. Dr. Tim Mead will show ways to assess and reduce student dispositions that do not align with the UST mission.

Nov 14: ASC 341

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Creating Critical Classrooms

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Helping students to think critically is at the heart of the mission of St. Thomas. In this series of three workshops Distinguished University Professor Stephen Brookfield will draw on his new book - TEACHING FOR CRITICAL THINKING - to explore what critical thinking comprises and how it can be developed.

Anderson Student Center, room 238 (St. Paul)

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IRT Lunch & Learn: Clickers and Learning Theories

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Student Response Systems (or “clickers”), when used effectively, can enhance learning in the classroom by making presentations interactive, providing immediate feedback for students and instructors alike. Clickers allow instructors to quickly and easily assess student understanding of concepts and to generate discussion on controversial or sensitive issues in the classroom.

St. Paul Campus, Anderson Student Center, room 234

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Women Faculty Leadership Council Reception

Thursday, September 27, 2012

All UST women faculty are invited to a reception to celebrate the recent (2011-2012) promotion of 14 women faculty to the ranks of Associate and Full Professor.

O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center

Leather Room (room 108)

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Sabbatical Grant Information Session

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are you preparing a Sabbatical Grant Application this year? The Faculty Development Center will hold an information session on Thursday, August 30, 10:30 to 12:00 in St. Paul.

Room 117 McNeely (St. Paul)

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Teaching, Learning, and Assessment: Success Stories at St. Thomas

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The second of the two summer seminars.

TBD

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