Santa Clara University


Faculty Development News and Events

  •  Varsi Cafe - Nearpod


    Varsi CAFE3

    January 25th, 11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    Varsi 114

    Join Sharon Merritt (English) as we play and experiment with Nearpod, an app for the synchronized use of iPads and mobile phones, which facilitates real-time interactive presentations and activities. Bring your phones or iPads (and feel free to download the free Nearpod app before CAFE3), or pick up an iPad at the session so you can participate fully.

  •  Using Learning Objectives to Improve Student Engagement, Learning, and Academic Performance

    Event Date: Tuesday, October 2nd

    Viewing & Taping Room A, University Library,

    Think those LO's are for WASC/ Your Chair /Dean /Provost /Faculty Curriculum Committee?  Or could they help your students and make you a more effective teacher? Come hear experienced colleagues (Lisa Goldstein, Education; Tonya Nilsson, Engineering) talk about they use learning objectives as a part of their teaching practice.  Divergent views welcome; let's talk.


    Lunch will be served, RSVP REQUIRED - email Anne Riconosciuto, x2746.

  •  President's Convocation

    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.

  •  New Faculty Orientation

    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

  •  Pedagogy in Perspective: Cultivating a Growth Mindset, April 12

    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.

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