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Center for Faculty Excellence

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE):

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), sponsored by Title III, will support faculty in the areas of teaching, research, service and professional development. Given the expertise in their chosen fields of study, this center will focus on development and enhancement of skills and abilities in instruction, research and service.  Emphasis will be placed on enhancement of instructional skills with anticipation of improving completion rates of the students who take classes from participating faculty members.

Contact: Dr. Lisa Yount, QEP Director, at yountL@savannahstate.edu

 

Campus Learning Community:

 

2017-2018 Campus Learning Communites for Faculty and Instructional Staff members

The Center for Faculty Excellence (through Title III) would like to invite Faculty and Instructional Staff members to participate in two learning community options this academic year.

1) One community theme will focus on Best Practices in Developmental Education. The core text will be What Works: Research-Based Practices in Developmental Education (H.R. Boylan).

2) The other community theme will focus on Metacognition and Motivation. The core text will be Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (Saundra McGuire).

*Each community group will not exceed 10 participants.*

For more information and registration, please click here.

 

2016-2017 Campus Learning Communites for Faculty and Instructional Staff members

Dr. McGuire's book discussion sessions: Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

Part 1: March 28, 2017 & March 29, 2017

Part 2: April 11, 2017 & April 12, 2017

Our goal is to learn from Dr. McGuire's research and to apply those insights to improving the SSU student learning process and our student-centered environment. 

The initiative was developed by the Center for Faculty Excellence (supported by Title III). 

 

Guest Speakers:

January 4, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Spring Assembly 2017

Saundra Y. McGuire, Ph.D., Ret. Assistant Vice Chancellor & Professor of Chemistry, Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University

Maximizing Impact on Student Success at Savannah State: It Takes the Whole Village!

Metacognition, Mindset and Motivation: Keys to Improving Student Learning!

 

Faculty Development Workshops:

September 28, 2017

Strategic Planning for Promotion and Tenure, presented by Dr. Lisa Yount, QEP Director and Center for Faculty Excellence Director

August 10-11, 2017

Developmental Education Training - Dr. Wes Anthony, Kellogg Institute Director, National Association of Developmental Education

  • Principles of Developmental Education
  • Best Instructional Practices in Developmental Education
  • Learning Needs & Classroom Technology--Considerations for the Developmental Education Classroom

August 1, 2017: 9 am - 4:30pm

Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff - Fall 2017

Concurrent Workshop Sessions for Staff and Faculty: Pedagogy Trainings, Policy/ Process Trainings, and Platform Trainings

  • Active Shooter Training
  • Assessing Capstone Experiences through Digital Stories
  • Best Practices in Budgeting
  • Classroom Assessment Expectations for Individual Faculty Members
  • Engaging Staff in Student Success
  • E-Procurement (Purchasing Requisition System) Overview
  • General Education Assignment Design Session
  • Libris Alma/Primo: Introducing the Next Generational Library Services Platform
  • Managing Faculty Assessment in LiveText
  • Moving Peer Review to the Center of our Writing Instruction
  • OneUSG Initiative
  • Retention and the Success Collaborative Campus
  • Study Abroad Program Manager and Chaperone Training
  • Tiger Scholar Commons
  • Travel Protocols
  • Using D2L to Effectively Manage Your Classroom with Technology

Please click here to visualize and print the Professional Development Day Agenda.

 

November 18, 2016, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Faculty Development Teaching and Learning Grants Informational Session

 

November 9 (10 - 11:30 am) & 10 (2 - 3:30 pm), 2016

Academic Assessment 101,” presented by Dr. Kate McConnell, Senior Director for Research and Assessment at the American Association for Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

 

October 26, 2016, 4-5 pm

Complementing the Classroom: Developing and  Assessing Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes,” presented by Dr. Mihaela Munday, SSU School of Teacher Education.

 

Academic Assessment: 

Assessment in-Service: Strategic Planning for 2016-2019

LiveText: Faculty Pulling Reports