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Faculty Study Seminars - Instructional Development
The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
by Tonette S. Rocco and Tim Hatcher (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
This faculty study seminar offers an opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of scholarly publishing. It will be suitable for both early-career faculty and more experienced faculty who mentor colleagues and graduate students. We will get the conversation started by discussing readings from The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing, a recent book described as "a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer." We will also be sure to learn from the collective experience of the group. If you are interested in participating in this FSS, please contact Kathleen Vacek , University Writing Program coordinator, 777-6381.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
(2012) Susan Cain
Universities are embracing more student centered learning that often emphasizes student participation, like group discussions, brainstorming, debates and oral presentations. But is this the optimal learning environment for all students? Could we be ignoring the strengths of students who value listening and independent work? Susan Cain's book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, examines the social constructs of "extrovertism," presents studies on introverts and extroverts, and discusses the needs and values of each group in the context of the classroom, the career, and the community. In this seminar, we will evaluate Cain's findings and arguments and will discuss how these findings might make us re-think our classroom pedagogies and practices. We will discuss why society seems to place so much emphasis on developing skills like speaking while de-emphasizing skills like listening, and how this may shape what we value in an educational setting. If you are interested in taking a closer look at how being introverted or extroverted affects your educational choices and classroom practices as either a teacher or a learner, join the Integrated Studies Faculty who will be facilitating a series of discussions on this book by contacting Tami Carmichael, Humanities and Integrated Studies at email@example.com.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact
(2011) by Pat Hutchings, Mary Taylor Huber, and Anthony Ciccone
Examines four "critical areas where engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning can have a significant effect." This book builds on premises articulated in Ernest Boyer's ground-breaking 1997 book, Scholarship Reconsidered, which offered "a new paradigm that recognize[d] the full range of scholarly activity by college and university faculty and question[ed] the existence of a reward system that pushed faculty toward research and publication and away from teaching." The conversation precipitated by the 1997 book focused on how and why institutions could value the scholarship of teaching and learning in tenure and promotion processes. Inspired by Boyer's ideas, faculty began recognizing the ways in which they could bring their research skills to bear on the work in their own classrooms, making a difference in the learning of their students and discovering knowledge worth sharing through traditional scholarly venues. Now we have a new book by three highly regarded scholars, recognized for their SoTL experience as much as for their expertise in higher education, which picks up that conversation. In this book, we'll learn how these authors see the future of SoTL, which they predict will rapidly come to have an impact on areas of higher education often viewed as distinct from SoTL such as the evaluation of teaching and assessment of learning, as well as continuing to influence classroom teaching. What do you need to know about SoTL? How can we ensure that UND, building on a rich history of scholarly teaching developed through our Bush Scholars program of a decade ago, will once again be at the forefront of a field that many view as critical to the future of higher education?
If you are interested in participating in this FSS, please contact Joan Hawthorne, director of Assessment and Regional Accreditation, 777.4684.
Opportunities for Grant Review
The following agencies are in need of grant reviewers. If interested, please contact them directly to determine eligibility requirements and the process for application.
Administration for Children and Family Services
Expertise: broad range of issues involve children, youth, and families.
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Expertise: developmental disabilities.
Corporate for National and Community Service
Expertise: service at multiple levels.
Department of Labor
Expertise: delivering workforce services.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Expertise: health professions training, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, organ transplantation, primary care for underserved people, rural health.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Expertise: museums, libraries.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Expertise: One or more of the humanities fields.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Expertise: Agricultural systems, biotechnology and genomics, food and nutrition and health.
National Institutes of Health
Expertise: broad range of biomedical health topics.
National Science Foundation
Expertise: a broad range of basic science, technology, engineering and mathematics topics.
Office of Community Services and Office of Public Health and Science
Expertise: community services, public health.
Office of Justice Programs
Expertise: broad range of law enforcement issues.
Office of Post Secondary Education
Expertise: a broad range of information involving higher education.
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
Expertise: alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; character education; civic education; emergency management, disaster response, and school security; school-based mental health services; school-based health and wellness; and violence prevention.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Expertise: substance abuse, mental health.