February 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, February is recognized as Black History Month and it is a time to focus our attention on the achievements of African Americans in U. S. history. I wondered about its origins, which also led me to think about the act of naming. When we name something it is a sign of respect and acknowledgement of its existence. It gives a sense of … Continue reading February 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

Fall 2021 CPS Deadlines Deadline Item Submit To 3/15/2021 CPS Submitted to Academic Affairs for Review Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 3/15/2021 (week of) Academic Affairs Reviews and Approves Sections – Communicates to Programs N/A 3/15/2021(week of) Review of New Adjunct Faculty COI 3/22/2021 All courses must be entered into Course Management System. Course Management System (or Zendesk) 4/5/2021 Start of early registration N/A … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

On January 21st, the Faculty DEIA committee met and discussed feedback on DEI workshops, Mission Statement brainstorming session, which of the following bullets will the committee focus on:Curricular Diversity and Inclusive Pedagogy, Faculty Community Building on the Critical Value of Diversity, Faculty Development, Mentorship, and Retention, and Recruitment and Promotion. The development of a DEIA glossary to be shared with faculty and reviewed Syllabi with … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

February 2021: Faculty Affairs -Faculty Engagement

Updates for Faculty Communications include: In collaboration with SPS Communications we are presenting a Faculty Web & Social Communications Toolkit during program all-faculty meetings that shares the Faculty Communications framework and best practices for sharing information about our faculty across web and social and the new Faculty and Program Communications form which allows for a more efficient way of gathering information to create drafts for … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs -Faculty Engagement

February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

Updates for Faculty Development include: We held workshops on the following topics: Supporting Group Projects Online, Best Practices for Asynchronous Activities, Intercultural Pedagogy, and Designing Effective Learning Experiences. Upcoming workshops include the Science of Learning (2/22, 12-1pm) and Moving Assessments into the Online Space (2/24, 5-6pm). We held a teaching forum for HyFlex instructors on strategies for student engagement, and a general faculty forum on … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development