OFE Newsletter: January 3, 2022

In this issue:

  • Spring 2022 Reading Circles
  • 2022 Teaching and Learning Symposium
  • Upcoming Events for Faculty

 

Sign Up for Reading Circles!

Book Cover of Advancing Online TeachingBook Cover of Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)Registration is open now through Jan. 14 for OFE’s Spring 2022 Reading Circles.

For Spring 2022, we are offering two selections:

  • Advancing Online Teaching: Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments by Kevin Kelly and Todd D. Zakrajsek (Stylus, 2020, 264 pages) – Available as a paper book (provided at no cost by OFE)
  • Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (West Virginia University Press, 2020, 288 pages) Edited by Susan D. Blum, with a foreword by Alfie Kohn – Available as an ebook (provided by NC State University Libraries) or paper book (provided at no cost by OFE)

Our Spring 2022 Reading Circles will be fully online and synchronous, with meetings held in Zoom. All meeting dates and times have been preset by OFE based on what timeslots have been most popular in the past; you just need to sign up for the schedule that best suits you.

To sign up, visit https://go.ncsu.edu/readingcircles.
 
 

Teaching and Learning Symposium Proposals Due Friday

The Office for Faculty Excellence is pleased to host their 2022 Teaching and Learning Symposium on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., virtually via Zoom. This year’s theme will be Creating Our New Normal. The Symposium will include a keynote lecture, concurrent sessions, and a poster session.

Proposals for Virtual Sessions and Digital Posters are due this Friday, Jan. 7. New for 2022: faculty, postdoctoral scholars and professional staff from all six member institutions of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges are eligible to submit proposals! Please see the full Call for Proposals for more information.

Dr. Susan D. BlumOur keynote speakers will be Dr. Susan D Blum. Dr. Blum is a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, currently fixated on education and pedagogical praxis, after a previous incarnation as a China anthropologist. She is the author of “I Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College (Cornell, 2016) and My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell, 2009), and the editor of the recent volume Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (West Virginia University Press, 2020). With 5 co-authors, she has written “A Theory of Public Higher Education,” published in Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal in July 2021.

We invite faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff from all member institutions of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (NC State, Meredith College, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Wake Tech Community College, William Peace University) to attend. Registration is required by filling out the REGISTRATION FORM.
 
 

Upcoming Events for Faculty

Friday, Jan. 7

Monday, Jan. 10