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Faculty and staff interested in applying for Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) funds are invited to attend the TLO workshop titled, "Deep Learning: Designing Successful Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLOs)." This session will provide an overview of the TLO concept, some examples of past successful TLOs and guidelines for applying for financial support.
Aquaculture provides valuable protein to meet the demands of a growing world population. In this John A. Delaney Endowed Presidential Professorship Lecture, Dr. Greg Ahearn (Department of Biology) will discuss aquaculture activities in the U.S. and abroad and will address specific research that contributes to its continuing success. A reception will immediately follow the lecture. RSVP by Thursday, October 6 (use the "Register Now" link above or call 620-1623. Presented by Academic Affairs and The Office of Faculty Enhancement"
Prezi is a free online tool for creating and showing presentations. It breaks from the bulleted-list approach of Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote. Unlike other presentation software that uses slides, Prezi presentations are more similar to concept maps or poster presentations. This two-part workshop will begin with a demonstration and discussion of how Prezi is conceptually different from other presentation software. The second part of the workshop is hands-on. Participants will use the ideas presented in the workshop to create their own Prezi. We ask that participants create a free, educational Prezi account before attending the workshop by filling out the form at: https://prezi.com/profile/registration/edu/?license_type=EDUENJOY Please feel free to stop by CIRT if you’d like help creating your account.
Sponsor: Center for Instruction and Research Technology, Office of Faculty Enhancement
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) encourages faculty to take a scholarly approach to their teaching, to test hypotheses, and to evaluate results in student learning. Below are links to two conferences that are relatively close by for those who are interested in SoTL or have SoTL projects to present.
In an recent article in the Chronicle, Jeffrey Selingo comments on a growing trend in higher education, to eliminate credentialed degree programs in favor of "badge" identification, where students receive badges for specific skills. Time will tell if employers are more interested in employees with specific "badges" or with a college degree. Read the article. What are your thoughts?
Please see the announcement below regarding an upcoming interdisciplinary conference on diversity. Faculty in the areas of Sociology, Psychology, History, English, Education, Political Science, and other areas may be interested in this conference. The deadline to submit proposals is October 6, 2011.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY IN ORGANISATIONS,
COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS
The Diversity Conference has a history of bringing together
scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the
issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of
diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society.
Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are
ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives:
racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social
existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience.
The conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and
explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in
community. The conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that
'diversity is good' to a much more nuanced account of the effects and uses of
diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current
epoch of globalization.
The International Diversity Conference will take place in
Vancouver, a city both with a past marked by racial conflict and a rich
heritage of diversity.
As well as impressive line-up of international plenary
speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and
colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would
particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers.
Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. If
you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are
also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible
In addition to organizing the Diversity Conference,
Common Ground publishes papers from the conference and we do encourage all
conference participants to submit a paper based on their conference
presentation for peer review and possible publication in the journal. Whether
you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage
you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. In addition, we publish books
at http://www.ondiversity.com in both
print and electronic formats. We would like to invite conference participants
to develop publishing proposals for original works, or for edited collections
of papers drawn from the journal which address an identified theme. Finally,
please join our online conversation by subscribing to our monthly email
newsletter, and subscribe to our Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at http://www.ondiversity.com .
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a
title and short abstract) is 6 October 2011. Future deadlines will be announced
on the conference website after this date.
Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of
the conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found
at the conference website - http://ondiversity.com/conference-2012/.
Prof. Jock Collins
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia For
the Advisory Board, International Conference on Diversity in Organizations,
Communities and Nations and The International Journal of Diversity in
Organizations, Communities and Nations
Applications from full-time (non-visiting)
faculty and staff for Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) projects for
fiscal year 2012-2013 are now being accepted and can be obtained here.
Before completing the TLO application, review the TLO application guide, also
on the same Web page. This year, there are separate application forms
for undergraduate TLOs and graduate TLOs. If a project involves both graduate
and undergraduate students, complete both application forms. For more
information about the various forms a TLO could take, as well as a listing and
description of previously-funded TLOs, click here.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Submit both a hard copy
and an electronic copy of the undergraduate and graduate TLO applications to
Martina Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org
in Building 1, Daniel Hall, Undergraduate Studies, Room 1501.
Please see the announcement below regarding awards for community-engaged scholars.
The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
Annual Award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and higher
educational institutions that are striving to achieve the systems and policy
changes needed to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental and
The award highlights the power and potential of
as a strategy for social justice.The award will be announced and recognized
during a ceremony at CCPH's 15th anniversary conference,
April 18-21, 2012 in Houston, TX USA.
Partnerships nominate themselves and need not be members
of CCPH. Partnerships that have applied in the past but did not receive the
award or honorable mentions may re-submit. We welcome nominations from any
country or nation.
Nominations are due no later than Jan 16, 2012.
For the nomination guidelines, info on past awardees,
answers to frequently asked questions and other resources, visit http://bit.ly/brRlPK
The Spaces & Flows Conference is an interdisciplinary conference that may be of interest to those in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Construction, Computing, Political Science, and Urban Studies. The conference also will be of interest to those who use and study Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The deadline for submissions is September 22nd.
Please see the information from the conference website below:
"The 2011 Spaces and Flows: Second International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. The conference will be held at the Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy from 17-18 November 2011.
This conference aims to critically engage the contemporary and ongoing spatial, social, ideological, and political transformations in a transnational, global, and neoliberal world. In a process-oriented world of flows and movement, we posit, the global north and global south now simultaneously converge and diverse in a dialectic that shapes and transforms cities, suburbs, and rural areas. This conference addresses the mapping of, the nature of, and the forces that propel these processural changes.
SPACES AND FLOWS: SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
URBAN AND EXTRAURBAN STUDIES
When faculty take a scholarly approach to their teaching, their students are the beneficiaries. Please see the information below about an upcoming conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The submission deadline is October 31st.
improving student learning in higher education, the 5th annual SoTL
(Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) Commons Conference will be held March
7-9, 2012 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia (USA): http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/conference/2012/index.htm. The submission of proposals
period began September 1, 2011.