Human Rights Academic Circle Luncheon with Andre Keet

Thursday February 14, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Lo Schiavo Getty Study

Join us for a luncheon with the Human Rights Academic Circle (Working Group) and Professor Andre Keet who will be visiting from South Africa. Andre Keet is a trained teacher and educator, and former deputy chief executive officer of the South African Human Rights Commission. He also served as a commissioner of the Commission for Gender Equality. Currently based as Chair of Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, his research and postgraduate supervision focus on higher education transformation, social justice and reconciliation, and human rights, democracy and citizenship education.

The luncheon will be held on Thursday February 14, 11:45a to 1:15p in the Getty Study (LS 104). Feel free to drop by even if you are between classes as this will be a fairly informal conversation and chance for Professor Keet to get to know faculty at USF, and discuss shared interests and possibilities for collaboration.

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Writing with Pleasure with Helen Sword

Thursday, February 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
McLaren 252

In the 21st-century university, writing signals puritanical virtue, while pleasure drips with hedonistic vice. Academic writers are expected to produce robust written artefacts – reports, assignments, publications – not to faff around enjoying themselves. Yet an abundance of research has shown that productivity and pleasure are bedfellows, not enemies; writers who strike the keys with joy are more likely to become engaging communicators, skillful wordsmiths and productive researchers than those who struggle to get words onto the page. In this workshop for academic writers who aspire to bring more “air & light & time & space” into their own writing practice, Helen Sword will make an evidence-based case for recuperating pleasure as a legitimate (and indeed crucial) academic emotion.

Professor Helen Sword is a scholar, poet and award-winning teacher whose recent books include Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard 2012), The Writer’s Diet (Chicago 2016) and Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (Harvard 2017). She is the Director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education at the University of Auckland and the recipient of several major research and teaching awards, including the 2013 HERDSA-TERNZ medal for tertiary education research with a major impact and a 2017 University of Auckland Research Excellence Award. Her popular academic writing workshops have taken her to more than 70 universities, conferences and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa. See her website for links to her books, her digital poetry and the Writer’s Diet test, a free diagnostic tool for writers.

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CRASE Interdisciplinary Action Group Grant Program Academic Risk and Freedom in Dangerous Times

Deadline: Friday, March 1, 5 p.m.

CRASE is seeking proposals from faculty Interdisciplinary Action Groups, which represent teams of full-time USF faculty across at least two colleges/schools and three departments. These groups collectivize to conduct innovative projects which address our theme, Academic Risk and Freedom in Dangerous Times. Two to three grant awards of up to $3,000 will be awarded in the spring of 2019.

CRASE is committed to research, scholarship, and artistic efforts that directly investigate, address, and foster conversation and interventions about the range of personal, social, and political issues emerging from the increase of attacks on faculty academic freedom.

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Spring Break Online Writing Challenge

March 11–March 15

Jump-start your writing project by committing to write 20-30 minutes a day for five days. This community-oriented event will connect you to other USF faculty to meet your writing goals. How it works: sign up for the online writing challenge, receive daily reminder emails with tips and tricks, write for 20-30 minutes a day, and share your progress with others participating in the challenge. You will also support others in the process!

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Yes I will talk to that reporter! Engaging with the Media as a Faculty Expert

Wednesday, March 20 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
UC 503

Engagement with the media can strengthen the potential of our scholarship to influence change beyond the academy. CRASE and USF Media Relations present a media training workshop to help faculty feel more comfortable with the media and more effective in communicating your message with impact. This workshop will provide you with tools to be prepared to speak strategically, knowledgeably and succinctly about your work. Whether you speak with reporters on a regular basis, or the idea has never crossed your mind, this workshop will help you feel more comfortable working with the media to disseminate knowledge for social impact.

This event is limited to 8 participants.

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Going Public with It: Blogging for Social Justice

Wednesday, March 27 12–2 p.m.
UC 402/403

In this faculty workshop, Huffington Post blogger and USF Professor Rick Ayers will share writing prompts and exercises to help you discuss your scholarly interests in the format of a blog post. During the two-hour session, you will get plenty of tips and have time to brainstorm, develop ideas, and begin writing. Bring your laptop. Lunch will be served.

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Past Events

Manuel Pastor in Conversation with Marisa Lagos: What the Bay Area Tells us about America’s Hopeful Future

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 3:45–5:00 p.m.
Gleeson Library – Monihan Atrium

Manuel Pastor, author of State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future, discussed his book and responded to the CRASE blog issue “Bright Future or Cautionary Tale? How the Bay Area Shapes the Future of the U.S.” where faculty across the university discuss recent social, legal, technological and environmental transformations in the Bay Area, some of which represent progress and others that signal deeper challenges moving forward.

Dr. Manuel Pastor is a professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and as co-director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Dr. Pastor has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships as well as the 2012 Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year award from the Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles. He currently holds the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC and lives in Los Angeles.

Marisa Lagos reports on state politics for the KQED California Politics and Government Desk, which uses radio, television and online mediums to explore the latest news in California’s Capitol and dig deeper into political influence in the Golden State. Lagos also appears on a weekly podcast analyzing the week’s political news. Before joining KQED, Lagos worked at the San Francisco Examiner and Los Angeles Times, and, most recently, for nine years at the San Francisco Chronicle where she covered San Francisco City Hall and state politics, focusing on the California legislature, governor, budget and criminal justice.

All Day Writing Event with the Editor

Saturday Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – Terrace Room

During this All-Day Writing Event, participants had the opportunity to work with an editor for a 20-minute session. As usual, for each hour we wrote for 45 minutes and took a 15-minute break, and throughout the day, participants met with the editor for feedback.

This event was co-sponsored by the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

How to Package Your Big Ideas in Small Grants

Wednesday, November 14, 12–3 p.m.
Malloy 405

This interactive workshop, facilitated by Don Campbell (Office of Contracts and Grants) and Crystal Herron (experienced grant editor), was designed to help you understand how to write small grants. Participants learned what to do before you start writing, how to write and revise your proposal, and even how to deal with rejection. During the workshop, faculty set up a SPIN account to receive alerts about funding opportunities and developed a plan and outline for their next proposal.

All-Day Writing Event

Friday, November 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Malloy 230

All-Day Writing Event

Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

No-Shame Stats Refresher

Friday, October 19, 12–3 p.m.
Gleeson 220

This workshop was designed for faculty who are familiar with statistics, through graduate school or research literature, but needed a refresher on key concepts and procedures. Some of the statistics topics included: Correlation models, chi-square, ANOVA, regression, and t-tests. Hsiu-Lan Cheng, Associate Professor in School of Education, has taught all levels of statistical analysis.

Academic Freedom in Dangerous Times: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 10, 3:30–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

University faculty face a national climate of rising intolerance and a widening partisan gap in perception of the value and impact of higher education. We have witnessed a steady decline in higher ed’s commitment to the protections of tenure, even as Information technology and social media play a new and unpredictable role in public perception of faculty work.

In these politically volatile times, how can faculty work together to preserve and sustain the values of academic freedom?

Panelists included Aysha Hidayatullah (Theology and Religious Studies), Brandi Lawless (Communications), and Stephen Zunes (Politics), and the event will be moderated by Michael Rozendal (Rhetoric and Language). This event was co-sponsored by the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.

All-Day Writing Event

Friday, September 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library – 201 Terrace Room

Developing a Five-Year Plan

Friday, September 21, 12–2 p.m.
Malloy 230

Designed for early-career faculty, this interactive workshop provided a framework and tools to create a five-year plan to help you achieve your professional goals in the academy. Participants had time to begin making their five-year plan. The workshop was facilitated by Michelle Millar, Associate Professor in the School of Management and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor in the School of Education.

Pecha Kucha Challenge & Happy Hour

Thursday, September 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
Fromm Hall – Maraschi Room

During this event, faculty presenters talked about their scholarly work in a highly visual and fast-paced Pecha Kucha style.

Our featured presenters included:

  • Byron Au Yong, College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts and Social Justice
  • Lara Bazelon, School of Law
  • Alessandra Cassar, College of Arts and Sciences, Economics
  • Barbara Sattler, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Masters in Public Health Program
  • Sumer Seiki, School of Education, Teacher Education
  • Aparna Venkatesan, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
  • Neil Walshe, School of Management, Organization, Leadership and Communication

CRASE Summer All-Day Writing Events

Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, August 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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