Working with the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, the library will offer a series of discussions in the fall semester aimed at helping junior faculty make connections across departments and help to change the campus culture.
Project Name: ConnectU: Fall Into The Library
Purpose: To build connections between the library and junior faculty, and to facilitate connections with colleagues across multiple disciplines to solve current issues and get inspired by each other
Grant Funding Amount: $3,000
Key Elements: Small group discussions in a comfortable, relaxed environment; first iteration will be a book discussion based on the book The Slow Professor, by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, which addresses the issues facing academia in the 21st century.
Target Audience: Junior Faculty
Community Support: Provost, Friends of the Burritt Library, Center for Teaching & Faculty Development
Use of grant funds: Posters and bookmarks to promote the program, program supplies such as copies of the discussion book, comfortable furniture
Kristin D'Amato, Martha Kruy, Kristina Edwards, Susan Slaga Metivier, and Carl Antonucci
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