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Fall Events 2008

Fall Events 2008

The campus is invited to participate in the following fall events.

Please note if an RSVP is requested. Look for more details via this site and email messages from Provost Roy Koch.

New Faculty Orientation and Welcome - 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(RSVP requested)
PSU Native American Student and Community Center
All new academically ranked faculty with appointments of .50 FTE and above and beginning 7/1/08 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.

Convocation - 10:30 a.m. - noon
(Open to all)
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom
Building the agenda of our urban research university--Join colleagues for this opening fall event. Excellence Award winners are honored, and President Wim Wiewel opens a dialogue about the focus and commitment of urban research universities. What are the challenges of today and the future? How will we address them at Portland State?

Our traditional afternoon Convocation has a new time this year but our annual Campus Reception is still in the afternoon. Be sure to join us. Please see the "Campus Reception" event item below.

Fall Symposium - 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (RSVP requested)
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom
Building the agenda of our urban research university--Participate in discussion groups that explore and expand the dialogue begun at Convocation. Registered participants are asked to attend the morning Convocation. Please help us plan for the program by sending your RSVP using this link.

Campus Reception - 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Open to All)
Vanport Room, Smith Memorial Student Union

Celebrate the opening of the academic year with new and returning colleagues. Enjoy beverages and hors d'oeurves.

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. "Quick Hit" sessions feature information for both new and seasoned faculty. Choose from multiple concurrent presentations. The opening session this year is an interactive presentation on teaching that promotes learning across campus. It will be based on Maryellen Weimer's book, Learner Centered Teaching, which identifies five areas of practice relevant to how much and how well students learn in campus venues as diverse as the classroom, library, laboratory cafeteria and residence hall lounge.

Carnegie Conversation -3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (RSVP requested)
Hoffman Hall

Maryellen Weimer we will consider Professional Literature that Makes a Difference and the following questions: How do we establish norms expecting growth and development of faculty as teachers?
What makes work on teaching and learning by practitioners scholarly?
How is pedagogical scholarship alike and different from discipline-based research?
Should they both be judged using the same standards?

Wine & cheese reception at 4:30

RSVP: (503)725-5642 or