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Let's Do Lunch!

"Let's do lunch"

Looking for some continuity in these days of uncertainty?

Want to connect to other faculty at Texas State to exchange ideas and be a part of a living learning community?

Seeking ways to provide compassion and self-care to you, your students, and your colleagues?

 Then Let’s Do Lunch!

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We meet at noon each Friday via ZOOM to share new ideas, ask questions, and find ways to take care of ourselves and our students as we navigate this new world. 

This is a come-and-go drop-in affair, so please feel free to attend even if you have to come late because your 3-year old needs a snack or if you have to let your dogs out. Our gatherings will be informal, fun, and informative.

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Upcoming Session topics include: 

April 2 -  Special Guest Event, Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Author of The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (A recording for this event will be available HERE until April 19, 2021)

April 9 - How It Started/How It’s Going: Stories of Resilience in Teaching during COVID-19

April 16 - Their Cheating Hearts: Academic Integrity and the University Honor Code 

April 23 - But They Should Know That! Teaching for Learning Transfer

April 30 - Made It!! Year-End Celebration with Games and Prizes! 

May 7 - Hive Mind: What Do You Want Let’s Do Lunch Version 2.0 to Look Like?


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Past Session Topics


January 22 - Sharing Creative Assessment Strategies

January 29 -  Helping Students Thrive in Difficult Times

February 5 -  Creating Peer Support Among Your Students

February 12 -  CANCELED FOR SNOW

February 19 -  CANCELED FOR SNOW

February 26 - Snowmageddon Bingo

March 5 -  Talking to Your Students About Race and Ethnicity with Special Guest Dr. Stella Silva, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Faculty & Staff Initiatives and Interim Chief Diversity Officer

March 12 -  Less Can Be More: Commenting on Student Papers

March 19 -  SPRING BREAK - No Meeting This Week

March 26 -  Providing Audio and Video Feedback in Canvas



September 4 - Co-Creating Course Expectations During the Pandemic

September 11 - The Juggling Act - Engaging Students in Multiple Modalities

September 18 - Creating Community in Your Course

September 25 - Give Yourself a Break! Managing Workload and Self-Care

October 2 - Writing and Grading with Rubrics: Time Savers or Dream Killers?

October 9 - Need a “Spark” in Your Teaching but You’re in a “Rush”?

October 16 - What Free Time? I Spent the Weekend Grading

October 23 - Turnitin—It’s Not Just for Cheaters!

October 30 - Pandemic Teaching Bingo

November 6 - How Are We? Self-Care in the Midst of Caring for Others

November 13 - Who Are Our Students? Understanding First Generation Students 

November 20 - Perfectionists and Procrastinators: Supporting Students and Setting Boundaries

November 27 - No Meeting This Week! Enjoy Your Thanksgiving!

December 4 - We Made It! Celebrate the END of 2020!