This event, co-sponsored by the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence, was moderated by Michael Rozendal (Rhetoric and Language) and featured Aysha Hidayatullah (Theology and Religious Studies), Brandi Lawless (Communications), and Stephen Zunes (Politics). The conversation focused on current issues in academic freedom and experiences online and on campus. Topics included the history of issues encountered at the University of San Francisco, university procedures and policy, discussing issues with students, and future developments.
Over 35 faculty and staff members attended this event. Afterward, CRASE created an interdisciplinary action group grant Academic Risk and Freedom in Dangerous Times a forum is planned on October 22, 2019
CRASE offered a writing retreat for full-time faculty to get a head start on their summer writing at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco Japantown. This was an opportunity for faculty to reflect on their writing process, develop a strategy for tackling their summer writing goals, and make progress on their writing. Each faculty member had the opportunity to share their writing goals for the summer and made substantial progress on a range of writing projects from articles to chapters to book proposals. Faculty discussed their projects and research with their colleagues and had time to socialize over shared meals.
R is a free, user-friendly, statistical software program that is increasingly popular at universities and workplaces. The R Basics Boot Camp discussed topics including getting to know your data; cleaning your data; statistical tests such as correlation, chi square tests, T-tests, ANOVA, and regression; and plotting with R. The second day covered Advanced topics such as R packages ggplot2, reshape2, lmer, mediation, and lavaan.
This workshop was led by Dr. Lauren Howe. Feedback from the workshops was overwhelmingly positive.
This workshop provided support to participants in honing their own writing process. Lara Bazelon, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice Clinic and Racial Justice Clinic; Brandon Brown, Professor, Physics; Dean Rader, Professor, English; and Desiree Zerquera, Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies shared their strategies and critical reflections on topics such as how to stay motivated, approaching different types of writing, writing habits, and revising your work. Afterward, faculty had the opportunity to continue the discussion in a social setting.
This community-oriented event connected USF faculty to meet writing goals by writing for 20–30 minutes a day from March 12 to 16. How it worked: participants signed up for the online writing challenge, received daily reminder emails with tips and tricks, write for 20–30 minutes a day, and shared their progress with others participating in the challenge.
Over the course of the Online Writing Challenge, participants wrote for over 7,940 minutes and wrote over 153,750 words.
This workshop was designed for faculty who are familiar with qualitative research, through graduate school or from previous research experience, but need a refresher on key concepts and the latest data collection and data analysis methods. We discussed what methods to use based on your project question, goals and research paradigm. Some of the qualitative approaches discussed and compared include: ethnography, case study, interviewing, grounded theory/open coding, discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and CBPR/PAR. Professor Evelyn Ho has taught qualitative research and led numerous interdisciplinary projects using qualitative methods.
In this workshop, faculty learned different strategies for how to publish their pedagogical innovations. Faculty structured, developed, and began to draft their manuscripts ideas and received constructive feedback. Journals suitable for pedagogical publications were provided.
During this reading and conversation, authors William Ayers and Rick Ayers discussed their latest (2018) book, “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!”: And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers’ Unions, and Public Education. The authors explored the common narrative that blames teachers for everything from problems in education to poverty and other social ills. In addition to readings from the book, the authors shared experiences and insights from their decades as teachers, teacher educators, scholars, and community organizers.
During this All-Day Writing Event on Saturday, February 3, 2018, participants worked with an editor for a 20-minute session. While the editor focused on academic writing, participants submitted other work for feedback on style and structure. This event was co-sponsored by the School of Nursing and Health Professions.