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Fall Events 2007

The campus is invited to attend the following fall events. Please note an RSVP is requested for some events. Look for more details via this site and September email messages from Roy Koch, Provost.

New Faculty Orientation and Welcome - 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (RSVP requested)
PSU Native American Student and Community Center
(All new faculty with .50 FTE and above appointments beginning 7/1/07 or later will receive email invitations this summer. Please contact Donna Bergh if you are interested in attending and have not received an invitation by the end of August.)
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Convocation and Reception - 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Open to all)
Hoffmann Hall
(Individuals holding full-time new unclassified appointments [7/1/07 or later] are asked to sit in the second and third rows of the hall to facilitate introductions.)
Interim President Michael Reardon invites you to this year's Convocation. The program will include introductions of excellence award recipients and new colleagues, as well as key parts of an institutional presentation delivered earlier in September to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. Join the party in the HH lobby following the program.

Focus on Faculty - 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Open to all)
Third Floor Cramer Hall
Join faculty and staff in a morning filled with ideas and examples for enhancing student learning and enriching faculty life. Short sessions feature information for both new and seasoned faculty. Choose from multiple concurrent presentations including discussions on Blackboard, designing an effective syllabus, and expanding your scholarship. Special keynote speaker, Dr. Amy Driscoll, is the former Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at California State University, Monterey Bay. She also is an Associate Senior Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and former director of community-based learning at Portland State. A detailed agenda of the sessions will be listed here later this month.

Fall Symposium - Learning Objectives and Student Success - 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (RSVP requested)
Hoffmann Hall
We are kicking off the year with a campus symposium that focuses on one of the goals of our student success priority: identifying learning objectives. Carol Geary Schneider, the president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, will be discussing undergraduate education, the LEAP report (College Learning for the New Global Century) and learning outcomes. The symposium will be designed to launch a discussion about adopting university-wide learning objectives using recommendations from the Institutional Assessment Council. A goal of the Council is to develop a proposal to take to Faculty Senate in the spring of '08. Whether you are involved with undergraduate or only graduate education, your participation is important. Stay tuned for an invitation and RSVP link here by the end of August.