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AY1213 Funding Deadlines:
September 4 (all course releases)
September 24
November 26
March 4 (pending available funds)

Ongoing Events

Meditation Group: CELTSS sponsors the weekly meeting of the FSU Mediation group led by Paul Galvin. The meditation group meets every Monday in the CELTSS Center from 4:40 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. For newcomers to the group, it is advisable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. your first time. You need not commit to sitting every Monday. Weekly drop ins are welcome.

Fall 2009 Workshops

During the Fall 2009 term, CELTSS sponsored Brown Bag Workshops which were usually held on Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. These workshops were designed to be informative lunch sessions where faculty bring their lunch, meet with colleagues and gain some valuable information. Faculty may attend the entire session or drop in for any part. Drinks and desserts are provided by CELTSS.

October Events

October 7: Day in May Presenters

Our highly successful May Day of Professional Development continued as four faculty members, unable to attend in May, presented how they used CELTSS funding. These presenters provided excellent models for how faculty could apply for funding and expand on your research interests.

October 21: First and Second Year Faculty: Getting the Most out of your Classroom Observation Experience.

This workshop was designed specifically for first and second year faculty members. During the first and second year of employment department chairs and/or a peer evaluation committees visit faculty classrooms and complete an observation of classroom teaching. This workshop is designed to help that experience become a learning one for faculty who are being observed as well as observers. Chairs and other faculty are on hand to provide suggestions and answer questions. All first year and second year faculty are urged to attend.

October 28: Meet and Greet the Grant Writer:

Interested in obtaining grants and for your research, teaching, or other scholarly endeavors? This lunch session was a perfect opportunity to meet the new grant writer, Jonathan Lee who comes to us after a nine year career in development that included stops at Brandeis University and Children's Hospital. During his nine years as a grant writer, he has been involved in all aspects of the fund-raising process. Jonathan has organized and led meetings with faculty to review application requirements, discussed institutional priorities and proposal ideas.

November 2: Workshop on Teaching First Year Students

Of particular interest to faculty and facilitators teaching in the First-Year Foundations program, this workshop explored some classroom techniques and assignments that develop students reading, writing, and studying skills.

Workshop on Teaching First Year Student

November 16: Hybrid Courses: What are they? Issues in Design and Implementation

Teaching online is routine for many of us. However, teaching a truly hybrid course will be a new challenge for many of us. The Educational Technology Office participated in this brown bag of strategies, sharing of ideas and concerns in developing this type of new course.

December 3: Lyceum Lecture Series: Scholarship in Diversity

The Lyceum Lecture series highlighted the scholarship of a colleague who has had engaged in a sabbatical leave or received CELTSS funding. The theme of this academic year is Scholarship in Diversity. This evening presentation was the first of two for the academic year. A reception at 6:30 pm was followed by a presentation by a presentation by Janet Schwartz titled: Food Pathways.

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