August 2013 Islander Forum
Please join us for the August 2013 Islander Forum on Wednesday, August 28 in the UC Ballroom and PAC. The forum will showcase presentations and active discussions about creating conditions for student success, especially contact points between face-to-face and online pedagogies.
The Islander Forum is a campus-wide opportunity to focus on critical issues in higher education at the beginning of each semester.
This Fall’s featured key note address and workshop facilitator will be José Antonio Bowen, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts and Professor of Music at Southern Methodist University. Bowen is a pioneer in active learning and the use of technology in the classroom, including podcasts and online games. He was nominated by both students and colleagues for teaching awards at Georgetown, and in 1990 he received a Stanford Centennial Award for Undergraduate Teaching. Whether you work in student support services, facilitate campus life activities, teach on campus or on line, or keep our campus clean and safe, your attendance is welcomed and encouraged.
CFE May 2013 Community of Practice
Selected applicants will participate in an important collaborative program of the First Year Islanders and the Center for Faculty Excellence. We will focus on faculty who wish to redesign one course. The theme will be announced with the RFP. Selected participants will meet daily for one week in early May in the CFE (CCH 115) for workshops and activities. Participants will complete a final presentation at the end of the project and present a poster of their course re-design at the Islander Forum.
View RFP and register online.
CFE Travel Grant Program
The Center for Faculty Excellence supports faculty development in Teaching and Learning through two travel support programs: Teaching and Learning Travel Grant and New Faculty Travel Grant. The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) seeks to encourage fulltime TAMUCC faculty to attend panel sessions or workshops on Teaching & Learning at discipline-specific professional conferences or Teaching & Learning, assessment, or course design professional conferences. Get more detailed information and apply on the CFE Travel Support for Teaching and Learning Development page.
Connect and Reflect Workshop Series
The Office of Distance Education, ELITE, the Center for Faculty Excellence and the First Year Islanders organize weekly workshops in CCH 118 at noon.These workshops showcase issues in teaching & learning, pedagogy, online learning, and research.Click here for the schedule.