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Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Spartan Speaker Series

 

The Spartan Speakers Series is a collaboration amongst multiple offices within San José State University. Each year the series brings speakers of acclaim to present, free of charge, to the entire Spartan community. In our selection of speakers, we aim to represent a broad range of timely content that includes distinguished authors, critics, artists, scientists and more.

  

Opportunities and Workshops on Engaging and Supporting Students

 

Faculty in Residences and Faculty Fellows

In partnership between the Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs, we are pleased to share the position announcements and applications for Faculty in Residence and Faculty Fellows to support our students’ academic success and connections with faculty outside of the classroom. We are offering multiple opportunities for the 18-19 academic year to work with and design programs for our students in University Housing Services, the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, PRIDE Center, Student Involvement, Student Conduct and Ethical Development and the newly established African-American/Black Student Success Center. We hope you will consider applying for these opportunities to connect, mentor and support our students in their living environment and our centers/departments. Information and applications are online.

 

Peer Educators for Classrooms

Have you ever considered including a Peer Educator in your course?  Peer Educators are students who are hired, trained, and paid by Peer Connections to support other students in your class. Courses across SJSU are including Peer Educators to support student success. More information about the process and the positions are online. Contact Faith Kirk, Students As Partners Faculty-in-Residence, at faith.kirk@sjsu.edu to find out more.   

 

Beyond Remediation

The CSU will no longer offer remedial coursework in mathematics or English starting Fall 2018. Instead, frosh needing academic assistance will enroll directly in GE written communication and quantitative reasoning courses with supported instruction. This change will have far reaching consequences ranging from admissions to advising to course placement. For more information, visit Supported Instruction.

 

 

Faculty Professional Development Opportunities

 

Faculty Workshops

There are workshops throughout the semester on innovative teaching strategies and pedagogy. Consult the calendars of Center for Faculty Development and e-Campus.

 

eCampus Professional Development Tracks

eCampus offers a wide variety of workshops each semester to help you develop your full potential and grow in your teaching practice. We’ve organized these options thematically into six color coded tracks to help you prioritize what you might want to focus on.More information on the tracks are online.

 

 

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities are a group of faculty members that focus on one area of engaged learning. For example, this year’s are on inclusive teaching, strategies to teach reading, and community engaged learning. These groups meet monthly with a small group of faculty peers, facilitated by an SJSU expert in the area. They learn in depth about the area and develop and assess material for their own classes.