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Teaching & FLC Expo

Friday, September 22, 9:30 am-1:45 pm

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Session 1 (9:30 - 10:45 am)

During the Translating Teaching: Projects and Innovations session, FLC members from the Learning Matters!, Online Learning, and PASO Learning Communities will explain what each Community was about and how each was set up, demonstrate a technique learned or used in the classroom, and provide attendees with a ‘take-away’ resource or two, followed by a Q & A to allow presenters to answer specific questions.

Session 2 (11- 12 pm)

During the Translating What we Learned into Building Community, The Compassion, Faculty- Faculty Relationships and Palliative Care FLC members will share their experiences with building community; in addition, several hands on activities will be discussed. The Compassion FLC will share what they learned – of course, that compassion is all about connection, about being present to and concerned with other and ourselves. They will talk about lessons learned in the FLC that can be applied to our larger CSUSM community, and offer a couple of compassion practices that participants can take with them! The Palliative Care and the Veterans Faculty Learning Community will share how palliative care is able help the military, and it will conduct a “loss exercise” for the audience to experience the challenges that our veterans are facing. The FLC in Building and Strengthening Faculty to Faculty Relations will provide an overview of the projects and proposals they are planning to complete regarding academic freedom and supporting and creating a more collaborative climate across the campus community.

Lunch 12 -12:45 pm

Session 3 (12:45-1:45)

Making Research and Writing a Priority: A Workshop to Jumpstart your Research Projects

Led by Rebecca Lush, Associate Professor, Literature and Writing & Leader for Writing FLC

Do you feel overwhelmed by the need to publish? Are you stalled on a research project? Do you want to discover ways to improve your approach to writing? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this workshop session may just be what you need to get a research and writing plan together to maximize your research time this year.

This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • Identifying realistic research goals
  • Creating a research and writing plan
  • Identifying obstacles to research
  • Best practices of productive researchers and writers

Teaching Expo