Spring 2016 Events

2/11 Kickoff Event, 3-5 pm, MC 251-252
2/17 Blog Workshop, 12pm-3pm, UC 402/403
2/25 GIS Workshop, 9am-1pm, Geospatial Analysis Lab Harney 104
During this hands-on workshop, USF faculty learned the basics of GIS, an analysis of what can be done with GIS. examples of simple overlay project, and description of available datasets. Members of the course also learned about GIS resources for faculty and developed a proposal for a project related to their research.

2/27 Saturday All-Day Writing Event, 9am-5pm, UC 222

3/7-3/21 Online Writing Challenge
Faculty wrote 30 minutes a day for 14 days, received daily reminder emails, and shared their progress with other participants.

3/23 Salon Event: Identity Representation and Global Politics, 3-5 pm, Zief Law Library
The disciplinary frameworks we employ to analyze the politics of identity and ethics of representation differ. The confluence of mass media renderings of Muslims, post 1990’s feminist ideology, as well as the rise of confessional narratives has created a gendered American Muslim representation that is worthy of critical examination. This broad discussion invoked the works of Foucault, Judith Butler, and Erving Goffman.

This provocative and thoughtful event discussed Muslim self-narration after 9/11 as analyzed in a co-authored article by Aysha Hidayatullah, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and Taymiya Zaman, Department of History. Commentary by scholars from multiple fields were featured along with an open discussion.

4/1 GIS Boot Camp, 9am-5pm, Geospatial Analysis Lab Harney 104
Faculty members were exposed to a variety of GIS formats. In addition, they learned how to import files into ESRI products and they learned how to do the most common geospatial processes. At the end of the class, attendees produced a map and used the tools, buttons and datasets common to most GIS projects.

4/5 Turning Teaching into Publication, 3-4pm, FR 110 – Maier Room
4/6 Turning Teaching into Publication, 3-4pm, MC 251
In collaboration with the CTE. Faculty learned about publishing their teaching practices from people with experience.

4/8 Friday All-Day Writing Event, 9am-5pm, Zief Law Library

4/15 GIS Boot Camp, 9am-5pm, Geospatial Analysis Lab Harney 104
Faculty members were exposed to a variety of GIS formats. In addition, they learned how to import files into ESRI products and they learned how to do the most common geospatial processes. At the end of the class, attendees produced a map and used the tools, buttons and datasets common to most GIS projects.

5/5 Academic Social Media for Faculty, 10 am-12 pm, CIT Wireless Lab
The Academic Social Media Workshop provides training and support for faculty to create and build their academic profiles on Research Gate, Academia.edu, and Google Scholar.

5/19 Thursday All-Day Writing Event, 9am-5pm, Malloy Hall 405

5/23 1–6 p.m.USF for Freedom: A Symposium on Refugees, Forced Migrants, and Human Security

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Wednesday 5/26–Thursday 5/27 The CRASE OpEd Project

At the end of Spring 2016 semester, 20 faculty members from each school and college participated in the CRASE OpEd Project where they developed ideas for public scholarship by considering evidence-based arguments that are timely and have public value. During the two day workshop, participants learned about establishing credibility, structures of op-eds, and tips on refining and pitching their ideas.

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