March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Thursday, March 7 • 11:30am - 12:40pm
An Inclusive Conversation for Initiating a Regional Faculty Professional Development Institute: Beyond our Community and Building Bridges

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Offering quality faculty development programming is essential in order to facilitate more equity and social justice in our curriculum and advance positive change in our minds, hearts, and actions both on and off campus. Colleges and universities may provide some opportunities but many do not have the resources to have consistent programming. To address these gaps, some regions offer community engagement institutes which provide a well-rounded curriculum. However, there is a lack of such opportunities in the southwest and western region of the country. These regions have unique characteristics such as international borders and indigenous populations that require distinct curriculum that may not be offered in other regions. Furthermore, programming representing the needs of our vast community college systems is often overlooked. In order to offer an inclusive institute, an examination of what type of curriculum best represents the needs of these regions is imperative. The proposed interactive conversation will be facilitated by a diversity of individuals from across the region and a variety of institutions. During this session, key questions such as what should such an institute look like, what would make us unique, and how do we address the needs across a variety of institutions will be discussed.

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Veronica Anover

Faculty Director, Cal State San Marcos University
I love teaching and learning, helping and understanding others. I love solving problems and finding solutions. As Interim Faculty Director of Service Learning I organize and lead workshops on how to teach Service Learning and what are best practices, among other things! I am also... Read More →

Christine Cress

Professor, PACE Program, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

David Donahue

Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco

Patty Robinson

Faculty Director, College of the Canyons

Sandra Sgoutas-Emch

Director, University of San Diego

Thursday March 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm PST