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Grant Deadlines Spring 2014
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
2013-14 Faculty Development Calendar
UST Faculty: follow the link for a calendar of upcoming professional development opportunities for AY 2013-14!
WAC Workshops and Seminars
Announcing spring 2014 dates for Writing Across the Curriculum workshops and the next five-day Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar with Dr. Chris Anson.
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.
Ways You Can Build on Celebrating Black History Month
The Student Diversity and Inclusion Services office is celebrating Black History Month during February 2014. The UST community is invited to participate and increase their awareness of the positive impact that the African American and Black community have made on society. Featured events include cultural performances, social and educational events.
Using IDEA data for year-end reporting, 3rd year review and promotion and tenure.
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.
From the Director: The Mid-Career Issue
By: Dr. Ann Johnson
About a year ago I ran across an article asserting that mid-career faculty (defined in this article as associate professors) are “some of the unhappiest people in academe.” This special issue of Synergia focuses on the challenges, "anxiety of alternatives" and conversations with colleagues experienced by mid-career faculty.
Mid-Career Faculty Stories: Mel Gray
Dr. Mel Gray describes his 35 year career teaching economics, strategy and nonprofit management to undergraduate and M.B.A. students and reflects on the ways in which he finds new "growthful" opportunities and uses UST's Faculty Development programs as a way to rejuvenate and get moving in a good direction.
Mid-Career Faculty Stories: Jill Manske
As a full professor with 17 years of service (and a Ph.D.) Dr. Jill Manske explored her options and decided to take the leap into a new field by enrolling in graduate school to earn a Master's degree in Public Health.
Engaging the mid-career mystery: Our Faculty Learning Community experience
By: Drs. Marty Warren (English), Lisa Lamb (Geology), Monica Hartmann (Economics), Lisa Waldner (Sociology), Amy Muse (English)
Last year the five of us, with Marty’s leadership, took on an exploration of mid-career issues, using a workshop curriculum designed by Parker Palmer and photographer Jim Brandenberg called “Courage and Light” Some of us were motivated by reading the Chronicle article “Why are Associate Professors so Unhappy?” Its tales of finding oneself adrift and searching for something more post-tenure resonated with some of us far more deeply than we cared to admit. Some of us are already full professors, but could easily relate to the description of mid-career malaise in that article.