Resources from the Faculty Retreat
Burning Questions: Yours and Ours
held January 21, 2016 in the Library Teaching Center
This document will be used for further discussion and by the WASC Steering Committee
This document has been shared with the
University Program Review subcommittee to inform work on the Program Review Policy
These discussions will be on-going and will inform the GE program review next year.
Not everyone did it in 5 minutes. Still very interesting.
If you attended the Retreat, we appreciate your evaluation.
Resources from the Faculty Retreat -
Developing the Whole Professional in the 21st Century
held January 9, 2014 in the Library Instruction Center
Link from the video - Quiz - How Millennial are you?
Rethinking Learning: the 21st Century Learner (excert from PBS Frontline report)
Full espisode of the above 4 minute clip - 54 minutes
Chair Purser introducing the videos and beginning the Retreat
Resources from Sessions:
Large Classroom Strategies
Resources for Large Classroom Strategies - a brainstorming site where you can share and learn. This session was facilitated by Ann Steckel, Director of Educational Design and Curricular Innovation.
Using Existing Technologies to Engage Students
This presentation by Sandy Ayala from the School of Education is in two formats - powerpoint and keynote. There are links embedded in these presentations to the resources she talked about.
Dr. Sandy Ayala's workshop on this topic was well attended.
All About Grants and Contracts
Flow Chart of Grant process on campus presented by Matt Benny, AVP of Academic Programs
Activities that were on-going during the Retreat
Social Media in the Classroom and elsewhere
Faculty learning about Social Media
Check out the Twitter feed of the Retreat on the Senate website. The hashtag was #SSUFacRT2014.
Pedagogy Related Twitter Links
Drs Kornfeld, Jolly and Smith having an engaged conversation in the Inspired Networking area
Here are the directions given for this activity:
How Do I Participate?
- State a need: “I want to learn how to play the tuba. Anyone up for teaching me?”
- Be an intermediary: “I know someone who teaches tuba lessons.”
- Give help: “I teach tuba, anyone want some free lessons?”
- Find collaborators: “Anyone want to form a tuba quartet?”
- Use the post-it notes provided.
- Include your contact information on your post-it!
- Leave the post-its in place. Here are ways you can capture information:
- Take a picture with your phone.
- Write down the contact info on the sheet provided in your binder.
- Email yourself and/or colleagues.
- All information gathered here will be collected & made available after the Retreat for all participants.
- Have fun!
Here are the posts for " I need" and "I'm looking for someone who does. . ." The password is FacRetreat2014.This can be added to or you can just browse.
Here are the posts for - " I can bring this to the table" and I want to know more about" - same password. This can be added to or you can just browse.
Do you have other ideas for workshops in the Spring? This question was asked on a white board and we received these answers:
Here is what it says:
- I would like to have a workshop on networking/connecting with other SSU faculty in addition to the Faculty Writing Program. This idea had two Seconds!
- More extended workshop on using social media in the classroom and faculty research with Sandy Ayala.
- Focus on all programs/departments doing collaborative community-based service(s). or/and represented on campus. How to collaborate n/classes.
- Using Wikipedia in assignments (creating/modifying).
- Deliberate and effective ways to collaborate with the Green Music Center 1) across all disciplines and 2) Area schools in terms of academic preparation and relevance for incoming generations of students.
- More student centered events - with students present/panels.
- Privacy protection vis-a-vis online activities.
Other Resources and information provided at the Retreat
Faculty Idea eXchange - The place to get your FIX! Join fellow faculty members for an enthusiastic idea exchange during a working lunch in the open space area of the SSU Faculty Center. Lunch is provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own drinks.
Conversations will be held from 11:30 - 1:00pm. At times there will be Ed Tech topics, however, participants are free to suggest topics in this open forum as we discuss the pedagogy of teaching and learning.
Dates: 1/22; 2/5; 2/19; 3/6; 3/26; 4/9; 4/23
The Faculty Idea Exchange is sponsored by the CSU Chancellor's Office and the SSU School of Education. For more information contact Ann Steckel, Director of Educational Design and Curricular Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Center website is up and running!