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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Upcoming Events

Study Abroad in Mexico: Differential Equations & Modeling
This five week summer program is designed to offer STEM majors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a rich academic environment that is focused on mathematical research. Simultaneously, students will delve into the vibrant, local culture of Guanajuato City and surroundings located in the central highlands of Mexico. Weekly cultural activities include Salsa & Cumbia dancing, cooking classes, and traditional folk arts. Participants will have four weekends to explore nearby attractions in town, the neighboring mountain town of Santa Rosa, and the nearby city of San Miguel de Allende. The excursions include hiking and dining in a nature preserve, visiting the archeological site Cañada de la Virgen, the Botanical Gardens, and the region’s beautiful hot springs. Visit the program’s table at the Study Abroad Fair.

Study Abroad Fair
The Office of Education Abroad is hosting a Summer/Fall Study Abroad Fair to help students understand program options and  learn how to apply and prepare for the journey. Encourage your students to consider this life-enriching opportunity. 

  • Tuesday, November 15, Student Union Lobby

Controversies in Medicine
The Center for Professional and Applied Ethics presents “Controversies in Medicine: Lessons Learned Using Race to Diagnose and Manage Kidney Disease” featuring Amaka Eneanya, Ph.D. who is the Head of Strategy and Operations at Fresenius Medical Care.

  • Tuesday, November 29, 12:00 PM, Cone 111 or Virtual
    Register for in person attendance.
    Register for virtual attendance.

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

Using Self-Assessments to Increase Student Performance
Help students actively engage in their own learning and practice communication skills with self-assessments. Self-assessments are tasks or questions that prompt thinking about one’s own learning and development. They work to motivate students, develop metacognition, and increase student performance. Review how to integrate self-assessments into your teaching practice whether you are leading a large lecture section, a smaller writing intensive course, or something in between.

  • Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Virtual (Register)

Getting Started with Active Teaching and Learning
Active learning requires students to be engaged in their learning rather than being passive listeners. To enhance learning, students must speak, write, think deeply, and collaborate with others about the content and concepts presented in class. This workshop provides an introduction to active teaching and active learning strategies that can be used during class. This workshop counts towards the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Virtual (Register)

Faculty Council News

Please visit the Faculty Governance website for the latest news from the Faculty Council including: 

Dissertation Defense

The dissertation defense is one of the ways a new scholar demonstrates readiness to join the academy and is an opportunity to share their research widely. View All Dissertation Defense Announcements.

Latest AA News

For up-to-the-minute news from Academic Affairs (faculty awards, research, recognition, initiatives), visit the Academic Affairs Division News webpage.