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Up Next at the Center for Academic Excellence... Fairfield University

May/June 2019

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CAE's Pre-Summer WRiting Retreat

Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Kick off your summer research plan with dedicated time to write in community! Join the CAE and colleagues from across the University for a day-long writing retreat on Tuesday, May 28, 10 am - 3 pm, in Library 107C. Plan, begin, revise, or complete writing projects (e.g., manuscripts, books, reports, portfolios/dossiers). Consult with peers or CAE staff about any stage of your writing process, or use the time for some solo writing. Bring your writing materials and tools and register at the link below.

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WAC/WID, Social Justice, INTERDISCIPLINARY, and General Course Design Institutes

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Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID)

Monday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 22

10 am – 4 pm, Library 107C

In conjunction with the Magis Core Leadership, the Center for Academic Excellence will offer a two-day course design institute to assist full-time faculty in the development of courses meeting the Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) Element of the Magis Core. Participants should be aware that the design of this two-day CDI includes an interim day which is designed as an independent work day; to fully complete the work, participants should plan to utilize Tuesday, May 21 to complete tasks identified during Monday’s institute, for completion Wednesday. Each participant will receive $500 for completing the CDI and $500 when their Core course is developed and submitted for consideration to the Core committee.

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General Course Design Institute

Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23

10 am – 4 pm, Library 107C

Whether you are teaching a new course or substantially reimagining an old one, join us for this Course Design Institute that will help you scaffold your course and diversify your pedagogical approach. Participants should be aware that the design of this two-day CDI includes an interim day which is designed as an independent work day; to fully complete the work, participants should plan to utilize Wednesday, May 22 to complete tasks identified during Tuesday’s institute, for completion Thursday. Each participant will receive $500 for completing the CDI.

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Social Justice Course Design Institute

Wednesday, May 29, and Friday, May 31

10 am – 4 pm, Library 107C

In conjunction with the Magis Core Leadership, the Center for Academic Excellence will offer a two-day course design institute to assist full-time faculty in the development of courses meeting the Social Justice (SJ) Element of the Magis Core. Participants should be aware that the design of this two-day CDI includes an interim day which is designed as an independent work day; to fully complete the work, participants should plan to utilize Thursday, May 30 to complete tasks identified during Wednesday’s institute, for completion Friday. Each participant will receive $500 for completing the CDI and $500 when their Core course is developed and submitted for consideration to the Core committee.

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Interdisciplinary Course Design Institute

Monday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 5

10 am – 4 pm, Library 107C

In conjunction with the Magis Core Leadership, the Center for Academic Excellence will offer a two-day course design institute to assist full-time faculty in the development of courses meeting the Interdisciplinary (ID)Element of the Magis Core. Participants should be aware that the design of this two-day CDI includes an interim day which is designed as an independent work day; to fully complete the work, participants should plan to utilize Tuesday, May 21 to complete tasks identified during Monday’s institute, for completion Wednesday. Each participant will receive $500 for completing the CDI and $500 when their Core course is developed and submitted for consideration to the Core committee.

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The application period for the May/June CDI workshops is now closed. Notifications will be made the week of May 6.

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