September 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, National Hispanic Heritage month, from September 15-October 15, is a time to appreciate the cultural contributions this varied community has had in the U.S. For me it is a time to reflect on one of my favorite contributions to the world this community has made, salsa music and dancing.  I grew up in the Bronx, but it was not until I was … Continue reading September 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

September 2021: Faculty Development

We have a number of workshops running through the month of September. Please see below for a list of workshops, their times, and links to register: Developing a Positive Classroom Climate (September 20, 12-1pm). Discusses the importance of a positive classroom climate as well as how to create them. Assignments, Grading, and Feedback (September 23, 6-7pm). Focuses on methods for creating assignments so that they … Continue reading September 2021: Faculty Development

September 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

Updates to the Canvas Syllabus TemplateThe Canvas template for online and hybrid MS/MPS/CPA courses has been updated to reflect the Committee on Instruction’s (COI) recent changes to the syllabus template. Online or hybrid courses that are in development with an instructional designer this fall will use the revised template during the development cycle. If an online or hybrid course is not scheduled for development, someone … Continue reading September 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

September 2021: Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee

The DEIA Committee is meeting the 3rd Monday of each month and at our meeting this month we will announce sub-committees and areas of focus. We also hope to publish a new DEIA website with resources, news, and further details on goals and initiatives. We will announce faculty DEIA workshops for the Fall shortly. Continue reading September 2021: Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee

August 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, In getting ready to psyche myself up for fall and all of the unpredictability it brings, I wanted to do a little assessment of where I am now. There is an image I use for myself and with others in workshops, to develop self-awareness of where my energy is going. This is what the image looks like: There are four areas of … Continue reading August 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida