Faculty Communities of Teaching Scholars (FaCTS)
Fostering Active Reading
Funded by the Mellon Foundation, Faculty Communities of Teaching Scholars (FaCTS) allows faculty to develop and implement innovative curricular and/or pedagogical projects over the course of an academic year. Faculty participants will be funded to participate in the FaCTS Summer Seminar, a four-day, intensive workshop that will be tailored around an annual theme (our theme this year is "Fostering Active Reading"). In addition to the coverage of the theme itself, the seminar will include sessions on innovations in pedagogy and instructional technology, Xavier's mission, and student engagement.
The goals of FaCTS include
-helping Xavier faculty become more scholarly teachers (that is, to use pedagogical research to inform teaching practices),
-encouraging faculty involvement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and
-ultimately enhancing student learning experiences in participating departments and majors.
This workshop will provide details about application and implementation procedures. Come learn more about the request for proposals.
Descriptions of last year's funded projects are available at the link below.
- Led by: Elizabeth Yost Hammer (CAT/Psychology)
- Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009
- Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
- Location: Library 501
- Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching
- More info: http://cat.xula.edu/initiatives/facts/
Note: Refreshments will be served