Lunch and Learn Sessions

A series of Lunch-and-Learn sessons are scheduled to allow you to learn about campus information, enjoy the company of colleagues from all across the campus, and make sure you have a nutritious and delicious mid-day meal. Please sign up for any and all that look interesting.


At this informal session, co-hosted by the Spartan Bookstore and the Center for Faculty Development, you will learn many features of FacultyEnlight, the portal for researching, selecting and ordering instructional materials for SJSU courses. You can also find out what others teaching the same course have adopted elsewhere and compare costs for students.  Learn why selecting your instructional materials EARLY helps our students as well as the staff in numerous offices who support them. 

Dates and time: September 6th (Wed) and 7th (Thur), 12 noon - 1 pm

Location: IRC 210

RSVP: Complet this FacultyEnlight lunch-and-learn form to sign up.

Collaborating with the SJSU Career Center

Co-hosted by the CFD and the SJSU Career Center, this session will include: an overview of the range of career-exploration services and resources available to students; a discussion of ways to integrate career development into the classroom and to more thoroughly engage students with their academic work; consideration of ways to help students achieve important learning goals as they build career-relevant skills and ways to help promote a constructive disposition toward 21st century career opportunities.  While much of the conversation will be of particular relevance to faculty teaching upper division and major courses, it will also be of significant value to those teaching introductory and general education courses. 

Dates and time: September 11th (Mon) and 12th (Tues), 12 noon - 1 pm

Location: IRC 210

RSVP: Collaborating with the Career Center  Please RSVP by September 5th.

Helping Students in Distress Series

Have you had a student share information about a personal crisis, mental health challenges, have you noticed concerning behavior inside the classroom?   Our campus has many resources for students, but sometimes it can be hard to navigate what resources exist, and what you can and should do, at your levelWe invite you to attend two lunch-and-learn sessions, co-hosted by the Student Affairs and the Center for Faculty Development.   

Beyond Classroom Management: Knowing When to Assist and Consult with Others

Faculty attending this session will work with campus case managers reviewing realistic scenarios involving students in distress in the classroom.  Building upon knowledge of campus resources, faculty will practice how & when to reach out for assistance.  Come work through practice scenarios, ask questions, and refine your skillset on assisting students who may be experiencing moments of distress. Presented by:  Ben Falter, Senior Student Affairs Case Manager & Cat Fillmore, Housing Case Manager

Dates and time: September 13th (Wed) and 14th (Thur), 12 noon - 1 pm

Location: IRC 210

RSVP: Beyond Classroom Management sign-up  Please RSVP by September 6th

Asking Next Level Questions in Difficult Student Situations

Faculty will learn how to ask more directive questions to provide more comprehensive support for students.  We aim to not only clarify what questions you can and can’t ask a student related to difficult personal life situations, but to give you ideas on what those questions and follow up conversations can look like.  Come work through next level questions to ask, talk in person with campus case managers about situations you’ve experienced, and share what has worked well for you in the past. Presented by:  Ben Falter, Senior Student Affairs Case Manager & Cat Fillmore, Housing Case Manager

Dates and time: October 23rd (Mon) and 24th (Tues), 12 noon - 1 pm

Location: IRC 210

RSVP: Asking Next Level Questions sign-up  Please RSVP by October 15th

Faculty Writing Program Series

Exploring OneSearch

Join staff from the University Library and CFD for a lunch-and-learn exploring and SJSU's newest scholarly resources search tools. Meet library liaisons from across the disciplines and learn tips and tricks for successful literature searches.

Location: MLK Library, Room 213

Dates and time: September 18th (Mon) and 19th (Tues), 12 noon - 1:30 pm

RSVP: Exploring OneSearch sign up Please RSVP by September 11th.

Pearls of Wisdom about Publishing Your Work

The CFD and the University Library are delighted to co-sponsor this lunch-and-learn event.  We have assembled a panel of SJSU faculty who have served as editors of professional journals, and librarians who support faculty as they pursue appropriate outlets for their work.  Please join your colleagues as they share advice about do's and don'ts as you seek to publish your scholarship.

Location: MLK Library, Room 225

Date and time: October 30th (Mon), 12 noon - 1:30 pm

RSVP: Pearls of Wisdom sign up Please RSVP by October 23rd.

Tools to Help You Stay Current in Your Discipline

The CFD and the University Library are delighted to co-sponsor this lunch-and-learn event.  We will share cutting edge tools that will deliver state of the art information to your desktop automatically, and enable you to stay abreast of developments in your field.

Location: MLK Library, Room TBD

Date and time: November 13th (Mon) and 14th (Tues), 12 noon - 1:30 pm

RSVP: Exploring Tools to Help you Stay Current sign up.  Please RSVP by November 6th.