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FSC Schedule and Events
June 25: Mental Health webinar
July 15 and 16:
Collaborate discussions on webinar and student mental health (times will be announced)
Late July:
another webinar and Collaborate discussion
August 27-28:
Fall Faculty Workshop (details will follow)

fall & spring convocation dates: all convocations will be on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:25 (locations will be posted)
♦ September 18, 2019
♦ October 16, 2019
♦ November 20, 2019
January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020

FSC Google Docs team drive—we have a Team Drive now all faculty have been included. The team drive currently contains:
–Monday Morning Mentors from the past year (older MMM’s coming soon)
–mental health links/readings for the June 25 webinar and discussion
–some links from last month’s Faculty Retreat


♦ Faculty Learning Communities
The FSC will be encouraging the development of Faculty Learning Communities during the upcoming academic year. I will send out and post more general information on Faculty Learning Communities very soon.

But for now….. Monica Murray is interested in gathering a faculty learning circle over the summer (!!) to process through The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness by Susan Robison. Please email Monica if you are interested.


♦ Summer Faculty Development Webinar: “Making an Impact on Mental Health: How to Deliver with Peer Educators”

The Schedule

1. Live on-campus webcast: June 25, 2019 @ 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. central–[room TBA]—attend if you can
2. Link to webcast will be sent to faculty: approx. July 8-9—you can watch/listen from home
3. Links to mental health articles: posted on FSC Google Docs page and Collaborate Ultra site—please try to read them for the online discussion
4. Collaborate Ultra faculty discussions: July 15 and July 16 (Monday and Tuesday—times to be announced). We will discuss the webcast and the mental health articles. We will also take the opportunity to practice our Collaborate Ultra skills in preparation for next winter’s polar vortex.

Please try to attend one of these online discussion sessions.
–times will be announced

The Goals/Topic
One of our 2019-2020 Faculty Development topics will be student mental health issues and concerns. At least one Convocation (and maybe two) will deal with this topic of mental health. We will start with this webinar on June 25 and  the Collaborate Ultra discussion a few weeks later. Hear how students from one institution are changing the culture around mental health across their campus. With mental health concerns growing on college campuses, the need for prevention work is more critical than ever. In this webinar, faculty can learn about mental health issues on campus, engaging students to expand faculty reach, and reducing mental health stigma in non-threatening ways. Hear how the University of Alabama at Birmingham has integrated peer educators throughout campus to create a culture of mental health awareness and tolerance.


Fall Faculty Workshop (August 27-28)
Planning for our Fall Workshop is still in its initial stages. So many details will be coming your way in June and July. Just make sure to keep these dates open. 

Monday, August 26: Orientation for new Tenure Track faculty and Contracted Faculty of Practice 
Tuesday, August 27: Annual State of the University Address to the CSP Community
Tuesday, August 27: Faculty Workshop (day #1)
Wednesday, August 28: Be Our Guest/All Are Welcome Session
Wednesday, August 28: Faculty Workshop (day #2)