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Convocation & University Focus Resources
The annual focus is designed to highlight and promote interdisciplinary learning via a campus-wide conversation on a specific issue. To learn more about cities-focused courses and events visit the Areas of Focus. All Fairfield faculty are able to access the CITIES SANDBOX on Blackboard which features faculty and staff created curricular resources on Cities available for all to use in their teaching and scholarship. This interdisciplinary community resources was created by the 2011-2012 Faculty & Professional Learning Community (FPLC) on Cities. Since numerous faculty and professional staff have added resources to the sandbox.
In keeping with the Class of 2015 theme, Worlds Imagined, the Convocation Committee has selected a number of materials for faculty and staff to consider for use in curricular and co-curricular programming throughout the year. Materials include streaming videos, articles, books, documentaries, websites and more centered around the theme of global citizenship. These materials were selected to inspire students to imagine, create, and be actors in our world.
Through Spring 2012, the University's will continue to be Global Citizenship. For information on this focus and cultural programs available, visit the Areas of Focus website. The 2012-2013 University-wide focus will be "Cities."
To help you integrate the 2010-2011 convocation theme "From Activism to Global Citizenship" and the common film "From RFK to Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope" into your teaching, the Convocation Committee has made available an Instructor / Facilitator Guide (Guide formats: .doc or .pdf). If you have questions about Fall Convocation contact the Dean of Academic Engagement, or for questions about the film contact the Center for Faith and Public Life.
Teaching Tips Newsletters
- Tomorrow's Professor - postings and listser, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning
- POD-IDEA Center Notes
One-page briefs to help employ different teaching methods, based on the IDEA student rating system, such as the following: "Found ways to help students answer their own questions," "Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter," or "Explained course material clearly and concisely."
- EDUCAUSE's 7 Things You Should Know About...
This series provides brief information on emerging learning technologies tools like blogs or clickers. Each brief focuses on a single technology and sums up: what it is? how it works? where it is going? why it matters to teaching and learning?
A collaboration of Jesuit institutions sharing resources for online programs, including Competency Assessment in Distance Education (CADE) Workshop - free for Fairfield faculty.
Teaching & Learning Conferences
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Kennesaw State University hosts a listing of Teaching Conferences. Browse their website or view the listing in PDF format.
- International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISoTL): ISoTL Conferences
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Journals
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Kennesaw State University hosts a listing of journals that publish the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Browse their website or view the listing in PDF format.
Community Engaged Scholarship
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library Best Bets page on "Publishing Community Engaged Scholarship" provides resources on finding journals, acceptance rates, and immediacy and impact factors.