This workshop is part of a year-long seminar designed to
offer an extended examination of teaching writing to undergraduates and support
faculty teaching writing in all aspects of the Furman curriculum. Following the
Piper and Cothran models, this seminar will create and develop a cadre of
Faculty Writing Fellows, an intellectual community around writing and teaching
writing to support faculty as scholars and teachers and to strengthen the
Furman curriculum and experience for students.
The workshop sessions will include one week in the summer
and three sessions per semester in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Email Margaret Oakes to for fellowship application details
(one spot remains!) or for more information.
August 6th-7th: Reflection Fellows Workshop
This workshop is part of a year-long seminar. The first
workshop day will be held off-campus at Highland Lake Cove Retreat Center in
Flat Rock, NC (~35 minutes from Furman) and the second day will be held
on-campus. Some topics that will be discussed are:
What is “critical” reflection and how does it help foster
What are the academic, metacognitive, and personal benefits
of student reflection?
What is reflection’s role in on-campus courses and
How do I assess student reflections and the effectiveness of
How can I incorporate reflection in my discipline-specific
courses to enhance student learning?
How can I incorporate reflective practices to process my
effectiveness as an instructor?
Email Stephanie Knouse for fellowship application details or
August 8th-9th: Phase III: Whole-Person Integration Workshop
This workshop is part of a
year-long seminar to bring together faculty members who are in the last third
of their Furman career to identify what truly matters to them, individually and
collectively, and to inspire personally invigorating and integrative
contributions to the university. More specifically, the program aims to provide
opportunities for the participants to: (1) reflect upon their own personal and
vocational journeys and to ask themselves, “What is calling me now?” and (2)
draw from the insights of years of teaching and scholarly pursuits, as well as
institutional memories and personal life experiences to create engaging
Email Min-Ken Liao for more
August 16th: Assignment Redesign Redux
9:30 AM -12:30 PM - lunch provided
This workshop is a second
opportunity to revise one assignment in one of your courses. Recent research
suggests that even modest changes in assignment design can improve student
performance and learning significantly (McConnell, 2018). And from a faculty
perspective, better assignments can diminish the pain of grading. Join us to amplify your inspiration for the
start of fall semester.
Register here by August 10th. For more information email
Mary Alice Kirkpatrick.