Hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs
Meridith Symons will have lunch tickets available for you to pick up in advance, and you may choose what you'd like to eat in Dillin. You may use the meal ticket before or after the presentation, but you might want to arrive a little early to get through Dillin lines prior to the meeting.
Thursday, September 29 from 12:15-1:15 in Dillin NW
Presented by Barbara Seidman, US Working Group Chair
This past summer the U.S. Pluralisms (US) Working Group completed the second round of assessment for this LC designation. At this FTLL session we will present our findings and recommendations regarding US exemplar submissions and the role instructors can play in better assisting students in meeting US learning outcomes. This discussion is particularly relevant for faculty who have taught or plan to teach US courses, but we welcome anyone interested in LC assessment. Please help us to process our findings.
Tuesday, October 4 from 12:15-1:15 in Dillin NW
Presented by Lissa Wadewitz, Student Policies Committee Chair
The Student Policies Committee would like to revisit the topic of the First Year Experience (FYE) with faculty. Over the past two years, many new approaches have been put forward and experimented with, but what's working? What isn't? How can we improve the program? What should the faculty role be in first year student advising? Please come for a faculty-wide discussion of these vital and pressing topics.
Tuesday, October 18 from 12:15-1:15 in Dillin NW
Presented by Nancy Broshot, NW Working Group Chair
This past summer the Natural World (NW) Working Group completed the second round of assessment of this LC designation, including assessment of the upper-division NW submissions. We will present our findings and recommendations regarding NW exemplar submissions, the idea of publicizing the grading rubric to faculty and students, and assessment as an iterative process. This discussion should be particularly interesting and relevant to faculty who have taught or plan to teach NW courses, but is open to anyone interested in LC assessment. Please join us to discuss the findings.
Friday, October 28 from 12:15-1:15 in Dillin NW
Presented by Shaik Ismail and Debbi Canepa
Faculty who have previously taught Jan Term off-campus courses will walk you through the mechanics of planning and proposing such a course. We will also discuss “best practices” in leading such a course. The Chair of the Curriculum Committee and the Director of International Programs will be present to talk about proposal deadlines, criteria for course approval, budget parameters and safety/risk considerations.
Friday, November 11 from 12:15-1:15 in Dillin NW
Presented by Diversity Advisory Committee faculty members
Diversity Advisory Committee faculty will provide an overview of white privilege and faciltate a discussion for identifying when white privilege happens, how it impacts all student groups, and how to address/approach it in a meaningful way.
Tuesday, November 15 from 12:15-1:15 in Dillin NW
Presented by Nicholas Buccola
A discussion of grant opportunties available from the National Endowment for the Humanities and review of two successful NEH applications.