Your  Account:

Faculty Programs

First Annual Mindful CSUSM Summer Conference

JUNE 17-18, 2021

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Timing: 

  • June 17 9-11:50 am / 12:10-2:15pm (optional)
  • June 18 9am-12:30 pm / 12:30-2:30pm (optional)

Register Today

Mindfulness curious? Wondering about contemplative practices in higher education settings? Faculty and educational professionals can increase the engagement of students by intentionally including practices that increase attention, reduce anxiety, support resiliency in the face of challenging situations, and help students engage in self-reflection. Come join us for two half-days of facilitated conversations about the principles of mindfulness and explorations of the use of contemplative practices in the classroom and the workplace. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have a variety of techniques to apply to your work with students and colleagues.   

Spring 2021 Contemplative Pedagogy 

In the Contemplative Pedagogy FLC (CP-FLC) we will introduce you to contemplative practices that can be used in the classroom, have you try out these practices during the Spring semester, and then help you develop and implement a plan for systematically using and assessing selected practices in a class during the Fall semester.

This FLC, led by Dr. Pamela Redela and Marnie Eldridge, M.A., will engage participants in mindfulness practice and have critical discussions on the required readings. These discussions will be guided by FLC leaders with active participation from participants

  • FLC Learning Outcomes
    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of how contemplative pedagogy can enhance solidarity and learning within the classroom.
    2. Recognize the importance of mindfulness in developing a social justice-minded perspective.
    3. Understand the role of introspection in maintaining positive engagement in all aspects of learning and interactions with academic disciplines that center social justice.
    4. Integrate contemplative practices into pedagogy to enhance learning.
  • Who should apply & How are faculty selected?
    1. Faculty from any discipline that centers social justice and any rank are encouraged to apply.
    2. Faculty who are open to mindfulness practice. No experience necessary.
    3. Faculty who are willing to incorporate contemplative pedagogies into their courses.
    4. Diverse representation from different ranks, disciplines, and colleges. 
  • What are the deliverables?
    • Introduction to a personal mindfulness practice.
    • Concrete action plan for implementing contemplative practices into a specific course.
  • Time Commitment
    • FLC will meet bi-weekly in Spring 2021, and faculty will be expected to present their course plans at the end of the semester. There will be readings assigned prior to the meetings that should take no more than 2-3 hours to complete. 
    • 8 Bi-weekly meetings on Fridays 9:30-11:00am as follows:
    • Feb 5 / Feb 19 • Mar 5 / Mar 19 • Apr 2 / Apr 16 / Apr 30 • May 14
    • Compensation Faculty will receive $250 compensation for participating in the FLC, upon completion of action plan and missing no more than 2 meetings.
    • Faculty will also receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Application

    Please include a short description of knowledge/experience in the aforementioned areas and why you are interested in Contemplative Pedagogy. Priority will be given to faculty who submit their application by January 27th, 2021. 


Spring 2021 Faculty Learning Community for Trauma Informed Pedagogy

A trauma-informed pedagogy enables faculty to increase their awareness of the complexities of trauma and the impact past life experiences have on student learning and student wellbeing. This series introduces concepts that help participants recognize how institutions and university structure may unintentionally replicate student trauma, thus triggering emotions, cognitions, and behavior associated with the original traumatic experience. This FLC, led by Dr. Pamela Redela and Dr. Betina Scott, will cover relevant scholarship on trauma-informed teaching, and engage participants in critical discussions of the required readings. These discussions will be guided by FLC leaders and guests that have related experience and/or expertise on the topics discussed, from inside and outside of CSUSM.

  • Who should apply and how are faculty selected?
    •  Faculty from any discipline and rank are encouraged to apply.
    • Faculty who are open to examining classroom dynamics as they relate to student experiences of trauma.
    • Faculty who are willing to engage their personal responsibility for redressing disparate educational outcomes for trauma impacted students.
    • Diverse representation from different ranks, disciplines, and colleges. 
  • What are the deliverables?
    • Increased awareness of the types of trauma that students carry with them into the classroom.
    • Developing of personal action plan for implementing trauma-informed changes to a specific course or courses. Advocating for campus policies and practices that serve to promote the learning, development, and success of students with trauma exposure.
  • Time Commitment
    • 8 Bi-weekly meetings on Fridays 12:30-2:00pm as follows:
      • Feb 5 / Feb 19 
      • Mar 5 / Mar 19
      • Apr 2 / Apr 16 / Apr 30
      • May 14
    • FLC will meet bi-weekly in Spring 2021, and faculty will be expected to present their personal action plans at the end of the semester.
    • There will be readings assigned prior to the meetings that should take 2-3 hours to complete.
    • The FLC will meet for a total of 8 sessions. Sessions will be 1.5 hours in length and will be scheduled on Fridays at 12:30 PM to 2 PM.
    • Sessions begin on February 5th .
  • Compensation
    Faculty will receive $250 compensation for participating in the FLC, upon completion of action plan and missing no more than 2 meetings. Faculty will also receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Application

    Please include a short description of knowledge/experience in the aforementioned areas and why you are interested in Trauma Informed Pedagogy.  Priority will be given to faculty who submit their application by January 27th, 2021.