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spring 2020 convocation dates: 
all convocations will be held on Wednesdays-10:30-11:25 (locations posted below
♦ March 18, 2020: William Cope Moyers [Buetow]/cancelled

Other Dates and Events
-spring Quasi-Grant applications due: March 29 at midnight
-spring Faculty Retreat: May 7 (details to follow)

♦ [ongoing] Faculty Learning Communities
♦ [ongoing/weekly] Monday Morning Mentor


William Cope Moyers
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
10:30-11:25: Buetow Auditorium

William Cope Moyers is the vice president of public affairs and community relations for Hazelden Betty Ford, based in Minnesota. As the organization’s public advocate since 1996 Moyers carries the messages about addiction, treatment and recovery to audiences across the nation. He has appeared on Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey showGood Morning America and National Public Radio. Moyers is the author of several books including, Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, a New York Times best-selling memoir published in 2006 that is still in print. He lives in Saint Paul. He has a new book coming out in early 2020.

Faculty Learning Communities (ongoing)

The FSC is still encouraging the development of Faculty Learning Communities. Thus far:
Monica Murray: Explore and process through: The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness by Susan Robison.
David Woodard: the 7-hour class (email Dr. Woodard for details)
Tom Hanson: teaching Ethics in our classes
Kris Bransford and Erin Simunds:  positive psychology

The goal of a Faculty Learning Community/Faculty Learning Circle is to establish scholarly exchange among peers. It provides a chance for Faculty to interact, to socialize, and to create positive change. Research has shown that (FLCs) enhance faculty perception of teaching as an intellectual pursuit, strengthen scholarly interests, improve teaching skill, and support experimentation in the classroom. FLCs can also build a sense of community and promote cross-disciplinary conversation.

Just email me with your ideas and/or groups. Thus far, there are four groups being organized. I plan to publish a monthly newsletter on these FLCs! Email me with your thoughts and ideas. (woodard@csp.edu). In addition, please be creative with your FLC groups. These need not be strictly academic. These can be groups focusing on a common faculty interest: exploring a certain book; focusing on a cultural or societal issue (might help us connect better with students); or even investigating an outside interest (studying a foreign language, travel, etc.)

FSC Google Docs team drive—we have a Team Drive now all faculty have been included. The team drive currently contains:
–Monday Morning Mentors from the past years
–Learning Community links