Monday, May 6, 2013
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Office of Research Development & Services
The 2013 program has recently been announced, with a deadline for submission of applications on September 26, 2013, for projects beginning in May 2014. Colleges and universities are only allowed to nominate two applicants, hence, we are providing this advanced notification on SLU's nomination timeline.
If you are interested in being considered for one of these two nominations, please notify ORDS via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2013. If more than two individuals express interest, the Office of Research Development & Services will ask those individuals to submit a cv and the three-page narrative to ORDS by Wednesday, July 31, 2013, for peer review and selection as a nominee. We anticipate making the selections by August 30, allowing a month for finalizing the application to NEH.
For information on the NEH Summer Stipends Program and application requirements, please view the past year's competition guidelines available here. When the new guidelines become available, we will alert the SLU research community. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 977-7742.
You can submit material for the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter to: Jeremy Nagle by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. via email. Please be sure to include your department in your submission. Please do not re-submit information for the Newsletter.
The Department of Biology announces the annual John Dwyer Lecture in Biology to be held on Monday, May 6 , 4:00p.m. at the Schoenberg Auditorium, Monsanto Center Lecture Hall at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The recipient of the John Dwyer Lecture 2011 is conservationist, innovator and botanist, Professor.Kingsley Dixon.
Professor Dixon directs research on plant conservation and landscape restoration at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority for Kings Park Botanical Garden (Perth, Western Australia). He is well known for his techniques for restoring habitats by mining and for propagating rare and endangered species using such unlikely things as "liquid smoke" and fungi. We expect a lecture to be richly illustrated with vividly colored and oddly shaped wildflowers representing a few of the 12,000 species native to Western Australia. We can supply your e-journal with some nice photos of the flora if you are interested.
Title: Conservation: Hope in the Age of Extinction
Speaker: Prof. Kingsley Dixon; Kings Park Botanical Garden (Perth, Western Australia)
When: Monday, May 6
Time: 4:00 PM
Where: Schoenberg Auditorium, The Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw entrance).
Call for Proposals: Try It! Summer Mini-Grants for Faculty
Have you been looking for a way to . . .
Reenergize your teaching?
Reinvigorate some aspect of an existing course?
Revitalize student engagement in your classes?
If so, a Try It! Summer Mini-Grant may be just the thing for you.
Large-scale transformation can be a daunting prospect, and a complete course redesign isn't always feasible. That's why the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning is piloting a new grant program this summer to spur thoughtful experimentation with just one new pedagogical tool or strategy. Through this initiative, the Center aims to support faculty members' development as teacher-scholars by promoting innovative thinking about and approaches to teaching, learning, and student engagement. The program is designed to fund small-scale pedagogical projects that can have an immediate impact on student learning and engagement.
Full-time SLU faculty who hold permanent appointments in any department of the University, and who will be continuing in their faculty positions for at least the 2013-2014 academic year, are invited to apply. Although most proposals will be submitted by individuals, inter- or intra-disciplinary projects that involve two or more faculty members are encouraged.
Try It! funds may be used to purchase equipment and/or materials that enhance teaching effectiveness and/or student engagement. (Grant funds may not be used for: stipends or other payment to students, faculty, or staff; and/or expenses related to travel.) Grants of up to $1,500 are available for summer 2013 and can be applied to a range of materials and technologies that support student learning and engagement. Grant recipients will work closely with a member of the Reinert Center to determine effective ways to incorporate one new strategy or tool into their teaching and will share what they learn from their experiment with the broader SLU community.
The grant award period is summer 2013, with the new tool or strategy to be implemented in a class taught in fall 2013 or spring 2014. Grant purchases must be made and received by the CTTL no later than June 30, 2013 (the end of the fiscal year). However, consultations with Reinert Center staff may continue throughout the summer and into the 2013-2014 academic year as needed.Proposals are due Monday, May 20, 2013. For more information about the Try It! mini-grants, including the proposal guidelines, please go to the Reinert Center website.
Sociology & Anthropology
2013 SLU Archaeological Field School
May 20-June 14 at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, just across the Mississippi River in Collinsville, IL.
Cahokia is a prehistoric American Indian chiefdom and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dr. Mary Vermilion has been a researcher there for the past 13 years and would like to extend an invitation to the SLU community to come and visit, view the excavations, and learn about this amazing site.
Last summer they had visits from the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, an elder hostel, a group from the Field Museum of Natural History, a Montessori school, and parents of the field school students.
Visitors should wear sturdy shoes, a hat, and sun screen. They sometimes even allow visitors to help screen the dirt, so gardening gloves are also recommended.
Anyone who wishes to schedule a visit, should email email@example.com.
After May 19th please contact Dr. Vermilion by phone at (573 803-8510). She can give directions to the excavations when scheduling a visit.
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Register Now for the CTTL's Online Teaching & Learning Institute
Preparing to teach online? The Paul C. Reinert, S.J.Center for
Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) is happy to
annou nc e its fourth Online Teaching & Learning Institute (OTLI)
scheduled for this summer, July 29-August 2. The weeklong Institute
runs from 9 AM - 4 PM, Monday-Friday, in the Learning Studio
(Des Peres Hall, Room 213).
The Institute is free and open to full-time faculty at Saint Louis University;
however, registration is required and limited to 12 participants. Priority
seating is given to those faculty members who are scheduled to teach an online or
blended course in 2013-2014; fo r those who can attend the full week of the Institute;
and for those who have not yet participated in the Institute.
The Institute will also explore, discuss, and share strategies central to teaching online:
- Moving Online: Effective Practices
- Curating Course Content for Learning
- Web Accessibility / Universal Design for Instruction
- Collaborative and Active Learning Strategies
- Online Assessment Practices
- Instructional Design Consultations
- Participant-led Work Time and Discussions
Faculty who complete the Institute will receive a Certificate in
Online Teaching from the Center and a copy of the book, Continuing
to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative
Instruction (2012) by Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson.
The Online Teaching & Learning Institute does fill up early, so please
register in advance. Registration will close once we have 12 participants.
Confirmed or wait-listed participants will receive an email
from Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design,
after she reviews and receives the online registration form:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 977-1910
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Deepening Student Learning: A Workshop on Critical Reflection
Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
College Church Ballroom
Critical reflection is essential for deep learning
and is a hallmark of Jesuit education. However, students
often need to be taught how to engage in meaningful
reflection, and even when faculty and staff create opportunities
for reflection, the results are not always satisfying. In this
interactive workshop, Dr. Patti Clayton will share a
research-grounded model for critical reflection and engage
participants in a hands-on workshop to enhance understanding
of the features of critical reflection. Participants will leave with
practical strategies for deepening students' critical reflection,
both in and out of class. This workshop is open to faculty, staff,
and graduate students. For more information, and to register,
please visit http://slu.edu/cttl/events/deepening-student-learning.
Continental breakfast will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Development,
and the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning
Patti H. Clayton, Ph.D. is an Independent Consultant and Practitioner-Scholar (PHC Ventures). She currently serves as a Scholar Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a Visiting Fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), and a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is co-developer of the DEAL Model, a research-grounded critical reflection and assessment model, and she has designed faculty development and curriculum development processes related to community-campus engagement, among other things. She has consulted with over 100 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, and Ireland.
Graduate student Michelle Hasan and Dr. Eddie Clark presented
The relationship between love styles and forgiveness following infidelity
at the annual meetings of the Midwestern Psychological Association
Graduate student Priscilla Fernandez and Dr. Eddie Clark presented
You've done this before: Exploring past unfaithful behavior and gender
differences in emotional and sexual infidelityat the annual meetings of the
Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.
Angelyn Dries, OSF, Professor Emerita, Department of Theological Studies, presented a paper, "Toward full stature in Christ" on the Wharf: H.R. Reinhold, Mystical Body Theology, and the Apostolate of the Sea," at the American Catholic Historical Society Spring conference, held April 2-4, at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts. She also hosted a session for graduate students and new PhDs to discuss common issues related to the doctoral process, funding for research, and ways to seek employment in one's field.
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Dr. Cathleen Fleck, Assistant Professor in the Art History Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Dept., will present a paper on the Continuity of Devotion: A 'Crusader' Psalter in the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Centuries for the Italian Art Society session 'Ruptures in Medieval Italian Art and Architecture' at the 48th International Congress of Medieval Studies, in Kalamazoo, on May 11, 2013.
EXTERNAL FUNDING, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility Project
Professors Win John Templeton Foundation Grant Over $3 Million!!!
The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility project is being led by Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy; and John Greco, Ph.D., the Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy.
January 14, 2013
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