ISLAS Academy Schedule Spring 2015

April | May | Ongoing



Sustainable Information Literacy: Facilitating the Information Literate Classroom
Date: Friday, April 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 - 11:00a
Location: Broome Library 1756
Facilitator(s): Colleen Harris-Keith and Debi Hoffman

How can faculty help first-generation and underrepresented students achieve greater information literacy in their classes? This workshop is an opportunity for faculty to work with librarians to learn how to incorporate high impact information literacy practices into their courses. PLEASE NOTE: This is a hands-on session- please bring your course syllabus and research assignments with you to the session (paper versions, as you may be swapping with a workshop partner). Click here to register!

SAFE on Campus
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 5:00p
Location: Sage Hall 2030
Facilitator(s): Kirsten Moss and Julia Balén

The SAFE on Campus program seeks to reduce homophobia and heterosexism at CI. Through education, advocacy, and promoting awareness, the program contributes to building a campus climate that is safe and accepting of all members of the University community. This workshop offers participants a chance to become familiar with some of the pressing issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on campus. Participants will practice dealing with specific situations like hate speech and workshop ideas for making this a more welcoming campus for all. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Engagement. Click here to register!

Creating Classroom Community: Tips and Techniques for Increased Student Success
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 3:00 - 4:00p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space, Solano Hall 1201
Facilitator(s): J. Jacob Jenkins

Studies continue to show the positive impact that a shared sense of "community" has upon student performance. This reality is especially evident among minority populations and first generation students. For each of these reasons, this workshop explores what it means to be a communal classroom, as well as specific tips and techniques for achieving a sense of community within your own classroom environment.
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Infusing International Perspectives into Curriculum
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 - 12:30p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space, Solano Hall 1201
Facilitator(s): Antonio Jiménez Jiménez

This interactive workshop addresses ways of incorporating an international dimension into the curriculum to help prepare globally competent students. It also includes ways for involving faculty in campus internationalization. Click here to register!

Teaching Academic Reading Strategies
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 11:30 - 1:30p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space, Solano Hall 1201
Facilitator(s): Marie Francois

Faculty are often dismayed at the undeveloped reading skills some of our students bring to the university. Reading is a metacognitive skill. Research shows that teaching reading strategies result in students’ deep learning of texts and disciplinary content. How can we model and embed reading strategies into our teaching to help students synthesize prior knowledge and information from academic texts to create new knowledge? Click here to register!

Towards Excellence and Equity: Unconscious Bias Training
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:30p
Location: Bell Tower 1568
Facilitator(s): Monica Marcel, Language & Culture Worldwide

This session aims to ensure CI remains competitive in attracting and retaining outstanding faculty candidates. It will focus on unconscious biases that may prevent women and ethnic minority faculty candidates from becoming finalists in a search or from receiving an impartial evaluation for promotion. Most of these decisions are made by well-intentioned people who are not aware of the unconscious processes they use to make decisions. This training will introduce the core concepts of unconscious bias and then suggest strategies to combat bias in the function of recruiting, selecting, promoting, and advancing the best possible faculty candidates.Click here to register!

Navigating CulturesTM
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 - 12:30p
Location: Bell Tower 2515
Facilitator(s): Monica Marcel, Language & Culture Worldwide

Monica Marcel, Partner at Language and Culture Worldwide, will present LCW’s Navigating Cultures™ workshop, which explores the concept of cultural diversity, allowing participants to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills. The tools, frameworks, and concepts presented lead to higher levels of competency, greater team synergies, improved performance in a global environment, and serve as a rich base for ongoing cross-cultural and intercultural development. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for International Affairs. * This workshop is open to students, staff, and faculty, and will fill up quickly.
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UnheardVoices:MakingtheMostofStudents'Unique Contributionsin GroupSettings
Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 2:00p
Location: Broome Library 1756
Facilitator(s): Lindsey O’Connor

Arguably, the best classrooms are ones in which all students feel they are able to make a contribution to group dialogue. All too often though, students do not participate in group discussions, or worse, they are not really heard when they do. In this workshop, participants will learn how gender dynamics operate in group settings to often stifle or undermine women's contributions. Drawing on research on team dynamics in the workplace, participants will work together to develop classroom-based mechanisms to reduce the likelihood that women's voices go unheard in group discussion.
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Service-Learning Faculty Consultations
The Center for Community Engagement welcomes the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty or with a small group of faculty (including an academic program) to consult in the design, development and implementation of service-learning activities – or just to discuss or share information about service-learning and related issues and concerns. Consultations typically require 45-60 minutes.
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