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Winter 2014

Open to all interested faculty—note times and locations—bring a brown bag lunch unless noted. Please RSVP using the links below.  Questions?  Contact Anne Riconosciuto, 554-2746. 

CAFE Series

The Collaborative for Teaching Innovation and the Faculty Development Program invite you to a series of conversations. Join colleagues from the Faculty Collaborative, the Library, the HubWriting Center and Instructional Technology Resources for these informal discussions of new resources and new ideas. Experiment with your own course; learn about what your colleagues are trying.

We welcome suggestions for additional topics for the 2014-15 schedule.

Note new locations, times, days

MWF 11:45-12:50 in Graham Commons


TR 12:15-1:15 in Graham 164

Coming Up:
March 4 (Tuesday) 12:10-1:05
  • Bannan Engineering 325
    • Visualizing and Presenting Data for Humanities and Social Sciences: Tools for Faculty and Students: Faculty panelists will introduce and demonstrate practical, easy to use tools for visualizing and presenting data and ideas. These tools include (1) websites such as Gapminder (for global perspectives), FRED (for the US economy), World Development Indicators; (2) open source software such as R that has many scripts for generating graphs; and (3) some Stata routines that make more effective graphs.

    • Edward Tufte is a statistician and a professor emeritus of political science, computer science and statistics at Yale University but he is best known for his work in the field of data visualization.  His website provides links to his works and the works of others:

      • Statistical graphic portraying the losses suffered by Napoleon's army during the Russian campaign of 1812.  The data is plotted with respect to both army position and temperature and time scales.

      • Sculpture that represents the mathematically derived movement the subatomic particles.

      • Visual maps that display landforms, music or waveforms.  Scroll down to see them all.

    • RSVP (includes lunch)

  • March 18 (Tuesday) 12:15-1:15
    Bannan Engineering 325
    • Open House and Ideas for Spring quarter: Help!  I’m waiting for a noontime discussion about . . .?  
      This is your chance to tell us how the Collaborative noontime discussions can really serve you. Topics? Format? Are there other ways that Associates in the Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation can serve your professional development needs? Come to this session to explore and guide the Cafe Series and the Collaborative program.
    • RSVP (includes lunch)


Contact Us

Faculty Development Program

Eileen Razzari Elrod
Assoc. Vice Provost for Faculty Development
St. Joseph's Hall, #124

Anne Riconosciuto
Administrative Associate
St. Joseph's Hall, #113

Fax: 408-551-1873
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