Events & Conversations

 

Throughout the year, the Center for Faculty Excellence works with each college to identify and support issues of interest to the college and its faculty. In the spirit of interdisciplinary, the Center will create opportunities for university wide conversations on topics that could be of interest and benefit to faculty from other colleges.

Following are identified conversations that we hope will interest you. The schedule is dynamic and will continue to change as we identify more conversation prospects. We invite you to participate and to come with questions and thoughts. We promise this will not be a lecture.

 

Date/Time

Conversation

Thursday, Janurary 12
11:00am - 12:00noon
CCH 113

Center for Faculty Excellence Town Hall

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to our inaugural Town Hall, an excellent opportunity for you to: (1) meet your college's representatives on the CFE Committee, (2) meet colleagues from throughout the instituation, and (3) meet the CFE staff and let us know how we can assist you as faculty of TAMU-CC.

Jan 2017

Interdisciplinarity Book Discussion - Sessions Full

Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century by Harvey J. Graff

The topic of interdisciplinarity is attracting a lot of discussion in academic discourses. Graff's book gives an historical review of the concept and suggestions for how it might be applicable in higher education today. This aim of the study group will be to discuss Graff's thoughts in relation to higher education in general and to regional universities such as or own. Copies of the book will be provided and a mutually agreed upon meeting time arranged.

Postponed until Spring 2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Program

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all graudate program coordinators to participate in a conversation on a training program for graduate teaching assistants headed by Dr. Steven Seidel and the College of Graduate Studies.

Friday, November 11
12noon - 1pm
Starbucks

Faculty Café

An open access hour where faculty meet for discussions & questions on matters of interest (2nd Friday)

Wednesday, November 9
12:00pm-1:00pm
CCH 113

Teaching Large Classes

Teaching a large lecture class can be especially challenging. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Corpus Christi Hall room 113, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi faculty are invited to join Dr. Peter Moore and the Center for Faculty Excellence for a conversation on large lecture issues, including what constitutes a large class, classroom technology, class management, leading discussion, doing group work and other best practices to help you get the most out of your large lecture classes. This promises to be an interesting time to share experiences, and gain insights to be more comfortable with delivering lectures to a large class. Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, November 7
12noon - 1pm
CCH 113

Teaching in South Texas II

This faculty conversation will focus on what faculty should know about teaching in South Texas. Topics discussed will including data & trends relevant to our first year students served by CASA and the challenges posed by student’s understanding of plagiarism.

Friday, November 4
11:30am-1:30pm
CCH 113

First- Year Islanders Brown Bag Lunch

Description to follow

Friday, October 14
12noon - 1pm
Starbucks

Faculty Café

An open access hour where faculty meet for discussions & questions on matters of interest.

Oct - TBD

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training Overview

Dr. Steven Seidel will give an overview of the Graduate Teaching Assistance modules he and his staff have developed. All graduate faculty coordinators are encouraged to attend. Other interested parties are welcome.

TBA

Teaching in South Texas I

Join in a conversation on what it means to teach in South Texas, especially if you're a faculty member new to the region.

Friday, October 7
11:30am-1:30pm
CCH 113

First- Year Islanders Brown Bag Lunch

Description to follow

Monday, October 3
12noon-1pm
CCH 113

Peer Collaboration: Another Tool for Teaching

The talk will focus on various methods by which faculty can help each other improve their teaching. Attendees will learn about swapping portfolios, observing each other, and mid-semester evaluation methods

Friday, Sept 23
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bay Hall 103

Active Shooter Training for Faculty: Session I

Sponsored by:
Faculty Senate, University Police Department, and The Center for Faculty Excellence


Summary: As of August 1, 2016 the Campus Carry law has come into effect on the TAMU-CC campus. The Faculty Senate, in conjunction with UPD and CFE, is holding an informative session(s) for faculty at the above dates/times. Our goal is to address faculty concerns regarding what to do and what protocols are in place if you see a gun on campus, feel intimidated by the presence of a firearm, or if an active shooter scenario takes place. The session will be run by UPD, which will allow law enforcement to assist faculty in understanding what they should do in these scenarios, as well as what response they can expect from law enforcement, how faculty can best assist law enforcement, and to provide UPD a forum to showcase the many tools at their disposal to assist faculty. The event will be moderated by Dr. Joshua Ozymy (Speaker, Faculty Senate) and Dr. Bryant Griffith (Interim Director, CFE). Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Friday, September 23
12noon - 1pm
Starbucks

Faculty Café

An open access hour where faculty meet for discussions & questions on matters of interest.

Friday, Sept 9
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bay Hall 103

Active Shooter Training for Faculty: Session I

Sponsored by:
Faculty Senate, University Police Department, and The Center for Faculty Excellence


Summary: As of August 1, 2016 the Campus Carry law has come into effect on the TAMU-CC campus. The Faculty Senate, in conjunction with UPD and CFE, is holding an informative session(s) for faculty at the above dates/times. Our goal is to address faculty concerns regarding what to do and what protocols are in place if you see a gun on campus, feel intimidated by the presence of a firearm, or if an active shooter scenario takes place. The session will be run by UPD, which will allow law enforcement to assist faculty in understanding what they should do in these scenarios, as well as what response they can expect from law enforcement, how faculty can best assist law enforcement, and to provide UPD a forum to showcase the many tools at their disposal to assist faculty. The event will be moderated by Dr. Joshua Ozymy (Speaker, Faculty Senate) and Dr. Bryant Griffith (Interim Director, CFE). Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Friday, September 9
11:30am-1:30pm
CCH 113

First- Year Islanders Brown Bag Lunch

Description to follow