Faculty resources and workshops for Spring 2016

As the spring semester begins, the Center for Faculty Development will be offering resources for faculty throughout the semester.

Faculty Learning Community

Starting in February, faculty members are invited to join a faculty learning communities that will be focused on “Teaching and Engaging our Students.” Participants will meet monthly and will also have the opportunity to visit each others’ classrooms. Faculty Learning Community #1 will meet on Tuesdays, from 9-10 a.m., in IRC 210 on Feb. 9, March 8, April 5 and May 3. Faculty Learning Community #2 will meet on Wednesdays, from 9-10 a.m. in IRC 210 on Feb. 10, March 9, April 6 and May 4. Sign up for a group online.

Online Resources for Teaching Excellence

Faculty members have shared some insights about teaching excellence on the CFD website including on topics such as Creating Caring and Respectful Teaching and Learning Communities and Teaching Large Classes.  Other resources are available on the Teaching and Learning tab of the CFD webpage.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Webinars and other resources available for free through the university’s Institutional Membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.  Check out their vast Library, under the Member Resources tab.

CSU Teaching and Learning Symposium

SJSU will be hosting the CSU Teaching and Learning Symposium on April 15-16. The theme this year is “Promoting Student Success through Innovation, Creativity, Diversity and Teamwork. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kathryn Plank, the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Otterbeim University, in Ohio. Conference session topics include high impact initiatives, facilitating active learning and more.

How to Create Effective Surveys workshop

The SJSU Office of Research and CFD will offer a workshop led by Stanford University Professor Jon A. Krosnick on “How to Create Effective Surveys: Cutting Edge Innovations, on Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon in IRC 210. Please RSVP online.

For more on these activities or other resources provided by the Center for Faculty Development, email Amy Strage at amy.strage@sjsu.edu.