Abby Bigg

Faculty lunch-and-learn planned on advising grad students

Posted by on August 27, 2018

All faculty and staff who work with graduate students are invited to a lunch-and-learn event 12:15-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. Register online by Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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Funding available for early-career faculty

Posted by on August 15, 2018

The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) is accepting proposals for the Professional Development Travel Grant for early-career faculty. All full-time, pre-tenure, tenure-track faculty, and pre-promotion non-tenure-track faculty are eligible for up to $1,000 per academic year.

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University Assessment Committee re-established, members announced

Posted by on August 15, 2018

Dr. Robert Marley, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced on Aug. 10 the re-establishment of the University Assessment Committee. Committee members are:

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Set the tone with an effective syllabus

Posted by on July 25, 2018

All instructors are invited to a workshop titled “Setting the Tone Through an Effective Syllabus” 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in Room 101 Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Register online.

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Mini-sabbatical funding addendum

Posted by on April 30, 2018

You may have learned recently that the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) is accepting proposals for its new mini-sabbatical program. This program is focused on, but not limited to, mid-career faculty seeking to initiate new research or teaching endeavors. If you are interested in this program but your travel plans begin prior to the June 1 application deadline, we still encourage you to submit a proposal. In the future, the call for proposals will be released with adequate time to prepare for summer plans. For more information, visit the CAFE website or contact Abby Bigg, office support associate, at

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Learn about promotion and tenure at S&T

Posted by on April 19, 2018

Have questions about the promotion and tenure (P&T) process? Join the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence at an early career faculty forum about promotion and tenure at S&T at 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Room 204 of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. Tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty are invited to discuss a range of topics with a panel of experienced tenured and promoted S&T faculty,. Topics include:

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Faculty forums planned on marketing, service, promotion and tenure

Posted by on March 8, 2018

All untenured tenure-track faculty, and assistant teaching and research professors are invited to early career faculty forums sponsored by the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE). Forums are 4-5 p.m. every other Wednesday in Room 204 of Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The next forums will be held April 4, April 18 and May 2. Topics will include:

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Curriculum development grants available for faculty

Posted by on February 22, 2018

The Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI) is accepting proposals for the 2018-19 cycle of the Curriculum Development Faculty Grant program. These grants support the planning, development and implementation of new, sustainable curriculum or instruction that infuses one or more of the following skill sets into the undergraduate student experience: entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, innovation, design-thinking and leadership.

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Faculty to share about interdisciplinary creativity, entrepreneurship

Posted by on February 15, 2018

How can we break down barriers to learning that students may set up for themselves? How can we shift student focus from memorization and facts, toward creativity and creating value? The Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI) will host a faculty event with hands-on activities and resources 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in St. Pat’s A of the Havener Center. All instructors are invited. Please register online.

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Webinar to focus on faculty response to student mental health concerns

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Join the Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI) for a webinar and discussion, “Faculty Response to Student Mental Health,” 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Room 305 Norwood Hall. Sign up online.

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