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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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UST Faculty Learning Communities

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Watch your email in May for a call for faculty or faculty teams to propose and lead new Faculty Learning Communities for the 2014-15 academic year. Follow the link below for more information about Faculty Learning Communities.

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From the Director - April 2014
IDEA revisited: Helping students respect the process

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Recently the Committee on Teaching Evaluation sent out a new ‘script’ for faculty to use when administering IDEA student rating of instruction forms in your Spring classes. The new script is an attempt to prime students to treat the feedback process with respect and civility and is a needed reform.

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Grant Deadlines Spring 2014

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Feb. 3: Research Grant
Feb. 17: Faculty Partnership Grant
Feb. 17: Partnership-in-Learning Grant
March 3: Teaching Enhancement Grant
April 15: Faculty Partnership Grant
April 15: Partnership-in-Learning Grant
June 1: University Scholars Grant
June 1: Distinguished Early Career Grant

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WAC Workshops and Seminars

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Announcing spring 2014 dates for Writing Across the Curriculum workshops and the next five-day Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar with Dr. Chris Anson.

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Writers' Retreat

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The next Faculty Writers Retreats are June 2-6 and August 4-8, 2014. From adjunct faculty to seasoned tenured colleagues, the writing retreats have been essential.

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Using IDEA data for year-end reporting, 3rd year review and promotion and tenure.

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A recent blog post on the IDEA Center web site explains how faculty can use IDEA data for year-end reporting, 3rd year review and promotion and tenure. The post explains how faculty might consider using IDEA data to identify trends over time and create a development plan with IDEA data and reflection statements.

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Resources for Blended and Online Learning

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The Online Classroom newsletter is available to all UST faculty and staff. The newsletter is broad in scope and includes a variety of topics applicable to both the face-to-face classroom and the blended classroom.

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FDC Library Announcement

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Faculty Development resource library now available on LibraryThing!  Did you know that Faculty Development has a resource library of more than 300 books and videos that St. Thomas faculty may borrow?

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