CAPS, Sem, and GS Faculty Development Meeting

Date Saturday, February 4, 2017
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location Anderson Center (ANC) 205/206 and other ANC2 spaces - View maps and directions
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Event Description

This event is for all CAPS, Seminary, and GS faculty.


8:00 a.m. | Breakfast and fellowship with colleagues | ANC 205/206

8:10 a.m. | Welcome

8:30 a.m. | Plenary session: Just Do It

9:45 a.m. | Break

10:00-10:50 a.m. | Breakout session (choose one)

  • Now What? Applying Reading Strategies | ANC209
  • Speak to Us: Hearing the Adjunct Voice | ANC210

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Shalom training | ANC208

12:30-3:00 p.m. | Lunch and continued shalom training

Session Descriptions

Just Do It (reading version): Comprehension of Discipline Area Text
A consistent body of research shows that only 20-30% of college students will have completed the reading assignment for any given class session. An even smaller percentage understands what they’ve read, often because different disciplines require reading strategies that they have not encountered before. In this interactive session, we’ll look at some foundational ideas about disciplinary reading and thinking that will help you strategically support your students. We’ll also suggest easy-to-implement assignments and activities that you can use immediately. Getting your students to Just do the reading could make a big difference for the and for you.

Jay Rasmussen, Ph.D., CAS Faculty Development Coordinator
Susan Brooks, Ph.D., CAS Faculty Senate Chair

Now What? Applying Reading Strategies
Ready to apply the reading strategies and practices that you heard about in the keynote this morning?  This session will consist of focused work time with coaching and consultation from one of the presenters. Bring your syllabus or some sample assignments to this session. We'll brainstorm some ways to support your students' reading and develop strategies for implementation. You'll leave this session with an activity or assignment that you can use with your students right away.   

Susan Brooks, Ph.D., CAS Faculty Senate Chair

Speak to Us: Hearing the Adjunct Voice
ANC 210
Join our breakout session and share your adjunct experience with a panel of faculty peers. We will ask you: How is it going for you? What do you want to know? What do we need to know to support you in providing the best possible instruction for our students? What roadblocks can we help you with? How would you like to develop yourself professionally to achieve your goals as an instructor? Please bring your experiences and your wish list to share with your colleagues.

Mark Thorson, Ph.D., CAPS & GS Faculty in general education
Pat Barnard, M.A., CAPS & GS Adjunct Faculty in education and general education
Jeanine Parolini, Ph.D., CAPS & GS Adjunct Faculty in business and leadership
Ray Hanson, Ph.D., CAPS & GS Adjunct Faculty in Christian ministries and general education

Shalom Training
Shalom refers to the mutual wellness of all people and things under God’s loving rule, encompassing peace, justice and harmony of all relationships in community. Reconciliation is an often long and always holistic process for the creation or restoration of shalom between persons and communities. In the Bible, reconciliation-Shalom is at the heart of God’s redemptive work in history and central to the faith and work of God’s people. Yet clearly the world is a place that seems to experience so little sustained shalom, even among various groups who claim the name Christian. The Shalom seminar will look at some basic understanding of biblical reconciliation-shalom. It will then explore key factors that hinder it (some of these factors are not obvious or are rarely discussed). Finally, suggestions will be made for developing capacities for communities characterized by shalom.

Ruben Rivera, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer for Bethel University


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