Faculty Development News and Events
Convocation for the 2012-2013 academic year will be held on Tuesday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m. in the Mission Church. All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend the convocation to launch the new academic year.
2012 New Faculty Orientation is Monday, September 10th, 1:00 - 5:45 p.m. in St. Joseph's Hall.
For more information, please contact Anne Riconosciuto at 408-554-2746
EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 12
Pedagogy in Perspective: Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Our Classrooms
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Donohoe Alumni House , First Floor Board Room
Come hear faculty panelists Sharon Merritt (English), Stephen Carroll (English), and Denise Krane (English) discuss how they use the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck (Mindset: The New Psychology of Success) in their teaching. Dweck argues that a fixed mindset presumes talent alone determines academic success and that talent is a fixed trait; a growth mindset, on the other hand, emphasizes resilience, dedication and hard work--stuff we can all muster in the right circumstances. To learn more about how Dweck's important work can help us motivate students to do their best work our courses this term, join us. Lunch will be served, RSVP REQUIRED - email Anne Riconosciuto, x2746.
EVENT DATE: Friday, April 20
Work/Life Research Forum
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Viewing & Taping Room B, University Library, First Floor
Laura Nichols (Sociology) and Kieran Sullivan (Psychology) will discuss the Spring 2011 report based on SCU Faculty Work/Life data, answer questions and discuss current needs and priorities for faculty work/life balance. Lunch will be served, RSVP REQUIRED - email Anne Riconosciuto, x2746.
EVENT DATE: Monday, April 23 – OR – Tuesday, April 24
Rank & Tenure Information Session
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Learning Commons 234
A discussion for faculty planning to apply for tenure and/or promotion in the near future. Eileen Razzari Elrod (Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development) along with a recent member of the Rank and Tenure committee will briefly review the process, consider shared features of successful petitions, discuss what to include in your application and how to organize it, and show some recent successful examples. Feel free to bring draft materials for your own petition.