Wednesday, October 30, 3:30–5 p.m.
Zief Law Library–201 Terrace Room
This discussion focused on recent changes in academic publishing and how they impact faculty. Facilitated by Scholarly Communications Librarian Charlotte Roh, this event covered the cancellation of the contract between the University of California and Elsevier, open access efforts, and the USF faculty’s open access policy. Speakers included Anneliese Taylor, Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of California, San Francisco, and Richard Schneider, member of the UC System-wide Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication of the Academic Senate.
Taylor and Schneider outlined the journal subscription ecosystem, publishing negotiations with Elsevier, and transitioning journals to open access. During the question and answer, the presenters and participants discussed the growing momentum around open access and transformative agreements.
More information about publisher negotiations can be found here.
Wednesday, October 23, 3–5 p.m.
Over 30 participants participated in a mezcal tasting ritual and drawing circle inspired by Yañez’s community practice and responded to music and other prompts in a no-shame and collegial atmosphere led by curator Rio Yañez with Roberto Varea. Drawing circles and collective art making were key elements in almost all of the exhibitions that René Yañez produced during his last decade. Artists and non-artists alike gathered to draw while he, acting as a symphonic conductor, curated prompts, models and music.
Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Gleeson Library Monihan Atrium
PechaKucha Challenge and Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3–5 p.m.
Lone Mountain 100 – Handlery Room
CRASE hosted two PechaKucha’s during Fall 2019—the PechaKucha Challenge and Happy Hour with 90 attendees and the Celebrate USF PechaKucha with over 230 attendees including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and leadership. PechaKucha is a presentation style in which the speaker talks about their work with 20 slides shown for 15 seconds each (5 minutes in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced and powers multiple-speaker PechaKucha Nights across the globe.
Our featured presenters included:
- Liat Berdugo, College of Arts and Sciences, Art + Architecture
- Brandon Brown, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics
- Shawn Calhoun, Gleeson Library Geschke Center
- Laura Chyu, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Health Professions
- Candice Lynn Harrison, College of Arts and Sciences, History
- Jeremy Kasdin, College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering
- Shabnam Koirala-Azad, School of Education
- Michelle Millar, School of Management, Hospitality Management
- Michelle Travis, School of Law
During this interactive workshop facilitated by School of Education Professor Christine Yeh, faculty created a specific semester plan to accomplish their research and writing goals. Participants strategized on how to navigate and balance multiple professional and personal goals.
More than 20 faculty members at all stages of their careers attended this workshop. Participants created goals for their semester ranging from finishing articles, manuscripts, revise and resubmits, and book chapters. They turned their projects into steps that could be added to their calendars. Attendees appreciated having the time to think through systematically how much time will be needed to accomplish their goals and creating a research plan for the semester.
For more tips, check out Tips for Creating a Semester Plan for Faculty Success in Writing and Research.