CELTSS Brown Bag: Leading for Equity
Monday, April 10th
The balance between service and other professional responsibilities is a perennial challenge in higher education. Advice on this topic is often directed towards encouraging faculty members to identify their priorities, to take stock of their various commitments, and to say no when necessary. For these individual efforts to be successful, however, leaders must engage in a parallel process of examining administrative policies and processes, assessing equity considerations, and making (sometimes difficult!) changes in support of faculty flourishing. On April 10th, CELTSS, hosted a Brown Bag to stimulate conversation with two department chairs and one program chair who bring an intentional equity lens to their leadership. The goal of the session was to hear about their strategies, discuss supports and challenges, and to leave the meeting with ideas for application to individual contexts.
Did you miss the Brown Bag on 11/7/2022? Community-engaged learning with Sue Dargan, Colleen Coyne, Luis Rosero
Community-engaged learning has been demonstrated to bolster conceptual understanding, support community needs, & promote civic engagement - Knowing how to integrate community-engaged learning it into our classes can be daunting. Colleen Coyne, Luis Rosero, and Sue Dargan describe their experiences with community-engaged learning.
Did you miss the Brown Bag on September 26th? Engaging strategies, inclusive classroom communities
Research shows that a welcoming, inclusive classroom culture is a key element of student success. Further, specific, targeted pedagogical strategies can increase the likelihood that students become deeply engaged with academic content. View panelists including Lissa Bollettino (History), James Cressey (Education), and Jeri Nelson-Peterman (Nutrition and Health Studies) in conversation around promising strategies for welcoming and engaging students to try out this semester.
In July 2021 CELTSS hosted a conference that brought together high school educators and incoming first- and second-year students to discuss pandemic learning and how best to support students in the fall of 2021. Educators and students addressed a host of issues, including mental health and well-being. For those who would like to hear students speak frankly about the pandemic's impact, please check out the recording of the conference: CELTSS Conference 07.28.21
Did you miss the Brown Bag on March 24th? Who are our first-year students in 2021?
The profile of the first-year class at FSU has changed significantly over the last decade. Join us for a dynamic conversation about first-year student demographic and assessment data as well as strategies for meeting students where they are and helping them flourish at FSU. Sarah Mulhall Adelman (History) and Sandy Hartwiger (English), co-Directors of RAMS 101, Chu Ly (Education), and Ben Trapanick, Director of New Student and Family Programs will presented data and learnings from their own experiences.
Did you miss the CASA/CELTSS Brown Bag (Mentoring Student Learning Assistants) on February 11th?
Panelists: LaDonna Bridges, Kimberly Broad, Allison Chisholm of CASA, and a panel of student learning assistants Panelists included: LaDonna Bridges, Kimberly Broad, Allison Chisholm of CASA, and a panel of student learning assistants This brown bag began with a panel of student learning assistants who addressed how they came to serve in this role, how they thrived and struggled in this role, and the support and guidance they received from CASA and their faculty partners that proved especially beneficial. Next, CASA staff shared an overview of the training and support they offer student learning assistants. The brown bag concluded with small-group discussion concerning faculty and staff experience of working with student learning assistants and the resources and support that might improve their mentorship of student learning assistants in the future. This workshop focused on student learning assistants supervised by CASA but will be valuable for anyone who works with student learning assistants across our campus.
Did you miss the Brown Bag (Faculty/Librarian Service on Governance Committees) on January 19th?
What would Framingham State look like if faculty and librarians did not have the opportunity to make vital decisions and set policy through governance? How have faculty and librarians used their service on governance committees to enact meaningful change at our institution? The goal of this panel was to make transparent what service on each of the governance committees entails and to encourage faculty to nominate themselves for these committees. Panelists spoke briefly about the charge of the committee on which they serve, how they came to serve on it, and what their experience of serving on it has been. After each panelist spoke, discussion was had concerning the rewards of service on governance committees and how best to address the barriers that exist to embracing such service.
Did you miss the Brown Bag (Paths to Academic Leadership at FSU) on November 19th?
Listen to panelists James Cressey, Jerusha Nelson-Peterman, Yumi Park, and Luis Rosero share their leadership journeys. They addressed how they came to assume the positions they have held, the people and structures that enabled them to take these steps, and the advice and structural supports they wish they had along the way.
Did you miss the Brown Bag (Supporting Students' Mental Health In and Out of the Classroom) on September 17th?
Panelists Kimberly Arditte Hall, LaDonna Bridges, Glenn Cochran, Benjamin Day, Mirari Elcoro, Jeanne Haley, and Gabriela Mendez-Acevedo presented on: How may we support students' mental health and well-being as they transition back to in-person learning amidst an on-going pandemic? How may we support the mental health of students of color in particular, whose communities have disproportionately borne the impact of the pandemic? How may we use our classrooms and offices to build community, facilitate peer-to-peer engagement, and encourage metacognition and self-reflection, while explicitly addressing and respecting emotional, mental, and physical well-being?