Santa Clara University


Faculty Development News and Events

  •  New Faculty Orientation

    2012 New Faculty Orientation is Monday, September 10th, 1:00 - 5:45 p.m. in St. Joseph's Hall.

    For more information, please contact Anne Riconosciuto at 408-554-2746

  •  Pedagogy in Perspective: Cultivating a Growth Mindset, April 12

    EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 12
    Pedagogy in Perspective: Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Our Classrooms
    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Donohoe Alumni House , First Floor Board Room
    Come hear faculty panelists Sharon Merritt (English), Stephen Carroll (English), and Denise Krane (English) discuss how they use the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck (Mindset: The New Psychology of Success) in their teaching. Dweck argues that a fixed mindset presumes talent alone determines academic success and that talent is a fixed trait; a growth mindset, on the other hand, emphasizes resilience, dedication and hard work--stuff we can all muster in the right circumstances. To learn more about how Dweck's important work can help us motivate students to do their best work our courses this term, join us. Lunch will be served, RSVP REQUIRED - email Anne Riconosciuto, x2746.

  •  Work/Life Research Forum, April 20

    EVENT DATE: Friday, April 20
    Work/Life Research Forum
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Viewing & Taping Room B, University Library, First Floor
    Laura Nichols (Sociology) and Kieran Sullivan (Psychology) will discuss the Spring 2011 report based on SCU Faculty Work/Life data, answer questions and discuss current needs and priorities for faculty work/life balance. Lunch will be served, RSVP REQUIRED - email Anne Riconosciuto, x2746.

  •  Rank & Tenure Info Session, April 23 and 24

    EVENT DATE: Monday, April 23 – OR – Tuesday, April 24
    Rank & Tenure Information Session
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Learning Commons 234
    A discussion for faculty planning to apply for tenure and/or promotion in the near future. Eileen Razzari Elrod (Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development) along with a recent member of the Rank and Tenure committee will briefly review the process, consider shared features of successful petitions, discuss what to include in your application and how to organize it, and show some recent successful examples. Feel free to bring draft materials for your own petition.

  •  January 31st: VITAL


    EVENT DATE: Tuesday, January 31st


    VITAL - Vitality in Teaching and Learning

    Tuesday, January 31
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Learning Commons 234
    A longstanding reading and discussion group, VITAL (Vitality in Teaching and Learning) offers an opportunity to gather with peers across the disciplines to talk about teaching. This quarter we will discuss How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose and other teaching faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence. This book strikes a useful balance between new knowledge from the field of cognitive science and practical applications for everyday pedagogy across the disciplines.  Lunch will be served, RSVP required.

    RSVP to Anne Riconosciuto,, x2746, to get a copy of the book. For more info about the book see this review in Tomorrow's Professor or the publisher's website.

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