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Crown Faculty Programming for Summer 2016

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday May 25 (9:00-3:00, McHugh Commons) "​Antiracist Writing Assessment Econologies"  A workshop with Professor Asao Inoue, Univeristy of Washington, Tacoma

Prof. Inoue will facilitate a discussion of antiracist writing assessment, including practices of contract grading and the bearing of racial structures on writing assessment. In addition to a number of scholarly pieces over the past dozen years on issues of writing assessment and pedagogy, Dr. Inoue has served as co-editor of Race and Writing Assessment (2012).  His most recent book is Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies (2015). 

Thursday May 26 (9:00-3:00, McHugh Commons) Understanding and Improving Student Motivation in Your College Classroom
with Dr. Kenn Barron, James Madison University, and Dr. Steve Getty, Colorado College

This workshop offers a new approach to faculty professional development, aimed at clarifying the relationship between motivation, instruction, and student outcomes. Dr. Kenn Barron, from the Motivation Research Institute at James Madison University, will introduce a single motivation formula to help you quickly understand the major sources of student motivation and share evidence-based practices that promote each source of motivation.  Then, he will discuss how the motivation formula and practices can be applied to improve student motivation in your courses, majors, and other curricular/co-curricular programs. Finally, he will discuss how you could assess student motivation to help guide and evaluate your efforts. Dr. Steve Getty will share examples of motivation data collected from CC students. Participants should bring assignment(s) for revision during the workshop.

Friday May 27 (9:00-2:30, McHugh Commons) Focusing on the FYE: Strategies for the CC Classroom

This conference-style workshop includes a morning of short (45-minute) rotating sessions led by CC faculty and professional staff. Sessions will explore specific teaching ideas, innovations, and issues within FYE courses. After lunch, faculty will gather for discussion of the FYE with the incoming FYE director, Dr. Aaron Stoller. All faculty are welcome at this session, with a special invitation to those who teach in the FYE program (past, present, and future).

Crown Scholarship Support

Summer 2016 Writing Retreats

Writing Retreats are for any faculty or staff member looking for some quiet research time, a scholarly community, and the chance to get some focused work done. Conversation, coffee, and light breakfast from 8:30 – 9 and quiet work on scholarly projects in a quiet setting from 9 – 4 after that. Lunch and coffee provided. Bring whatever you need to get work done: a laptop, a book, articles you’re reading, a pile of data to crunch.

Monday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Location TBA)
Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Location TBA)

Other events

Pike's Peak Community College Keynote Address  (August 15, 9AM Packard Hall)  Spanning the Divide: New Connections for Change and Understanding by John Valadez

In collaboration with the Crown Center, the PPCC Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites CC faculty to the PPCC keynote speaker for 2016, John Valadez, a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker with two Emmy nominations.  He has written and directed a dozen nationally broadcast documentary films for PBS over the past 20 years, films which have tackled Latino gangs in Chicago, segregation in America’s schools, the history and impact of Latino civil rights on American society, and the genocide of Native Americans in the Southwest.
His keynote address will take us on a road trip through Mexican American history, and give us a peek at where we’re headed. Using film clips and stories drawn from his extensive experience, he will make unexpected connections about the complex ways we are linked, and the great future we must together build.  Be sure to register so you don’t miss out on this opportunity! Faculty interested in attending should register here.

Ongoing Scholarship Support Programs

SWARGS: Scholarly Writing and Research Groups

Do you want to get more research and writing done this year? Last year more than 40 CC writers and researchers participated in small groups of 3-6 people that met regularly to set goals and share progress. Research shows that these kinds of support groups can dramatically enhance scholarly productivity. Last year’s SWARGS reported that the groups were both helpful and fun. If you’re interested in forming or being part of a SWARG, please fill out this form describing your project and group. The Crown Center will help coordinate, find space, and provide funds for snacks or modest lunches.

Crown Manuscript Workshops

The Manuscript Workshops are part of the Crown Faculty Center’s initiatives to support and promote productive scholarship at CC. These workshops bring together a CC faculty member and up to three experts in their field for an intensive seminar discussing and revising the faculty member’s manuscript. Over the past five years, the Manuscript Workshops have supported faculty in producing excellent publications in a number of fields. Click here for the 2016 application. Due date is February 19.

Ongoing programming for the Academic Year

Crown Faculty Lunches
Crown lunches are an opportunity for the faculty to come together to discuss different aspects of teaching and scholarship at CC. They are held on the second Tuesday of each block, from noon (or shortly thereafter) to 1:15pm, in Slocum Commons.  RSVP to Jenn Sides

Riley Scholars Lecture Series 
This series features our Riley Scholar colleagues, who have volunteered to give a talk on their research for the campus community. Please come and support them! Each talk will feature an opportunity for feedback and for meetings with students. All talks are free and open to all.