Educated Person Dialogue

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Center for Faculty Development
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

408-924-2303
cfd@sjsu.edu

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What Does It Mean to be an Educated Person?

Facilitated by Annette Nellen, Faculty-in-Residence for Educated Person Dialogue; Professor, Accounting & Finance

This semester our discussions will center on helping our students take responsibility for becoming an Educated Person and Lifelong Learner. Please join in the conversation as we share and discuss experiences and approaches we have used to address the situations described below. Bring a colleague.

Join your colleagues for brown-bag lunch and discussion, 12:00 pm-1:00pm, in IRC 210

 

AY 2015-16 

Thursday
10/15/2015

“Framing the issues – identifying our collective responsibilities.”What does it mean to be an Educated Person? As teachers, we strive to help our students find many kinds of meaning in what they study, and to help them become life-long learners. A recent survey of our own students revealed significant (if sometimes disconcerting) links between the reasons they gave for coming to college and the ways in which they approached their studies.  We look forward to discussing these findings as well as the broader issues they raise

Monday
12/1/2015

“Nurturing the Many Forms of Civic Responsibility and Engagement” In recent years, our students have been recognized for a number of significant accomplishments, including helping to wage a successful campaign to raise the minimum wage and creating ground-breaking innovations in science and technology.  How can we nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship and civic engagement that make these kinds of feats possible?

 

 

 

AY 2014-15

Wednesday
10/08/2014

Snow-plow" parents, and the challenges their well-intentioned, but counterproductive support has wrought.

Thursday
11/13/2014

Coming to value and use "constructive criticism" & other feedback.

Thursday
12/04/2014

Feeding many birds with one piece of bread - Restoring Coyote Creek - a campus-wide, cross-disciplinary community engagement project.

Tuesday
2/10/2015

Feeding many birds with one piece of bread - Restoring Coyote Creek - a campus-wide, cross-disciplinary community engagement project (TOPIC CONTINUED from Fall 2014; this session will be located in IRC 101)

Tuesday
3/1/2015

Beyond school colors: University Learning Goals as the Spartan imprimatur.

Thursday

4/01/2015

Slowing down the snowplow and heading off the helicopter.

 

Spring 2015 Program Flyer [pdf]

AY 2013-14

Thursday
10/17/2013

Discussion of reviews of Derek Bok's Higher Education in America.

Thursday
11/21/2013

The role of social media in higher education.

Suggested Readings:

Social media in higher education (ERIC)

Social media in higher education: A literature review and research directions [pdf]

 
Wednesday
12/11/2013
Still up for grabs...let us know what you think might be interesting...