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Faculty Development

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Faculty Focus Schedule -- Spring 2018


Developing a faculty-led study abroad programMs. Isis de la O, Associate Director of International Affairs; Dr. Sergio Martinez, Professor, Department of Modern Languages; and Dr. Rose Pulliam, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work – Wed, Jan 24, 12:30 -1:30pm, Alk 105/6


Successfully recruiting and mentoring graduate and doctoral students – Dr. Eric Paulson, Associate Dean, Graduate College & Professor of Education and Dr. Sandy Rao, Assistant Dean, Graduate College & Professor of Journalism –  Mon, Jan 29, 10-11:30am, Alk 105/6


Promotion to full professor: Advice for associate professors – Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost – Wed, Feb 7, 10am-12pm, Alk 105/6


Using social media to pursue and promote research – Dr. Rodney Rohde, Professor, Chair of Clinical Laboratory Science & Associate Dean, College of Health Professions and Dr. Floyd Quinn, Lecturer, Dept. of Management – Mon, Feb 12, 12-1:30pm, Alk 105/6


Pursuing funding from foundations and private sources – Mr. Charles Vestal, Major Gift Officer, University Advancement, and Mr. Dan Perry, Assistant Vice- President, University Advancement – Tue, Feb 13, 10am-12pm, Alk 105/6


Best practices for the provision of accessible instructional materials (AIM) –Mr. Dana Willett, Director, Office of Distance & Extended Learning (ODEL); Dr. Skyller Walkes, Director, & Mr. David Coonce, Disability Specialist, Office of Disability Services (ODS); Stephanie Towery, Copyright and Distance Education Librarian; Whitten Smart, Supervisor, Learning Applications Solutions – Tue, Feb 20, 11am-1pm, Alk 105/6


Funded Research at Texas State: Transitioning from ERU to R1 – Dr. Mike Blanda, Assistant Vice-President for Research and Sponsored Programs – Wed, Feb 28, 12-1:30pm, Alk 105/6


Best Practices for Seeking External Funding -- Dr. Walton E. Horton Jr., Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, Chief Research Officer and Ms. Evy Gonzales, Director of Strategic Research Initiatives, Research & Sponsored Programs – Tue, March 6, 10-11:30am, Alk 105/6


Integrating research and teaching into a scholarly agenda – Dr. Melinda Villagran, Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Translational Health Research Initiative – Thu, March 8, 10am-12pm, Alk 105/6


Fostering a campus culture of inclusion and respect – Dr. Vince Luizzi, Interim Diversity Officer & Director, Office of Equity & Access; Dr. Scott Bowman, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Faculty Senator; and Dr. Sherri Benn, Assistant Vice-President for Diversity/Inclusion; and Dr. Melissa Martinez, Associate Professor of the School of Improvement Doctoral Program, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Improvement; Mr. Carrington Tatum, Opinions Editor, University STAR; Jessica Soukup, Systems Analyst, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs; and Skyller Walkes, Interim Director, Office of Disability Services – Tue, Mar 27, 2-3:30pm, Alk 105/6


Honing outcomes assessment reports: Drafting results, action plans, and evidence of improvement – Dr. Beth Wuest, Associate Vice-President for Institutional Effectiveness – Workshop: Wed, Mar 28, 1-3pm, Alk 105/6 or Webinar: Thu, Mar 29, 10am-12pm, online


Data Management and Open Access Requirements for Funded Research -- Dr. Michael Blanda, Assistant Vice President, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and Ms. Dianna Morganti, Librarian, University Libraries – Fri, March 30, 10-11 am, Alk 105/6


Flip Your REP: Turning an Internal TXST Seed Grant into External Funding – Dr. Mike Blanda, Assistant Vice-President for Research & Sponsored Programs and a faculty panel of successful “flippers” – Thu, Apr 5, 12-2pm, Alk 105/6


Fulbright: An overview of the process – Ms. Daris Hale, Senior Lecturer, School of Music & Campus Fulbright Representative – Thu, April 12, 2:30-4:00pm, Alk 751A


Dr. Bob McLean, Assistant Director of Faculty Development


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Catherine Hawkins, Director of Faculty

Christopher J. Herman, Administrative Assistant II: 512-245-2112 or