The Faculty Women of Color Leadership and Advancement Program with generous support from the Kathryn Epps Memorial Fund, the Epps Family, the Faculty Development and Recognition Program, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, will hold the Kathryn Epps Faculty Wellness Retreat: Sustaining our Sisters (S.O.S.) on May 8, 2018 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The aims of the retreat are to: (1) introduce practices shown to increase well-being, focus, and productivity; (2) provide a supportive environment where faculty can share their challenges and successes in the academy; and (3) facilitate networking and connection opportunities.
Event Location: Roswell River Landing 245 Azalea Drive Roswell GA 30075
Higher education in the United States continues to shift from monocultural to multicultural. Part of this shift is the increased presence of faculty who have lived experiences or cultural identities connected to many parts of the world. International faculty bring rich perspectives and experiences that enhance the learning environment for students and contribute to institutional goals, particularly at a time when global engagement is being emphasized. In this workshop, we will explore the challenges and rewards of being an international faculty member and offer ways in which international faculty can use their cultural identities and experiences to 1) expose students to different worldviews and experiences, 2) expand the scholarship of teaching and learning through different lenses, and 3) create global institutions that match the interconnectedness of a global society.
Introverts are some of the most creative and productive people, but are often stereotyped as shy and forced to navigate work and class environments designed for extroverts. With the rise of group work in classes, emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, and open discussions of often contentious issues in faculty meetings, introverts can feel marginalized. Yet, this need not be the case. In this book Susan Cain examines the power of introverts and how they can leverage their strengths to thrive in these contexts. She also provides valuable incites for extrovert faculty who work with and teach introverts.
Associate Director for Faculty Support & Associate Professor of Political Science
Students are coming out as trans* in college at much higher rates than in the past, and many eductors feel unprepared to reach them. This book is a great resource in that direction. Rather than looking at trans* students from a deficit perspective, as problems needing to be accommodated, Z Nicolazzo uses a framework of resilience and agency to shape hir empirical study. The book also provides a glossary and answers to commonly asked questions about gender beyond the binary.