Faculty Food for Thought Session Archive
Don't Say the Word..."Copyright"
Thursday, March 22, noon-1 p.m., University Club,
Say the word and academics start to shudder, yet,
librarians can provide guidance and strategies for following
copyright best practices. Join Butler librarians to discuss this
litigious mindfield of copyright do's and don'ts.
"Advising for the Core and Best
Monday, March 19, noon-1 p.m., AU111
"Faculty Survey of Student Engagement
Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, noon-1 p.m.,
Faculty Food for Thought: "Publishing at an Academic
Thursday, February 16, noon-1 p.m., Johnson Room,
If you are considering publishing a book with an academic press,
you will not want to miss this opportunity to hear first-hand what
the process entails. Even if you have already published a book,
come learn what is new and what you can do to facilitate the
process. Dee Mortensen, Senior Sponsoring Editor at Indiana
University Press, will be on campus to speak about academic
publishing and answer your questions. Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to Dana Ohren by clicking here.
Faculty Food for Thought: "The 'One-Search' Google
Thursday, January 26, noon-1 p.m., AU111
Beginning in Fall 2011, students are now able to search via a
single search box interface and retrieve book citations, ebooks,
and journal articles across multiple library subscription
databases. How will this impact your student's research? Are you
ready to embrace our new Google-ized "Primo" catalog? Lunch coupons
to The Market Place will be provided.
Lunch Conversation Opportunities for Core Area 1 & 2
Tuesday, January 24, noon-1 p.m., AU201 - Area 2,
"Kick-Off to the Spring Semester"
Monday, January 30, noon-1 p.m., AU111 - Area 1, "The SLO
Ride - IDEA Forms and Your Area 1 Course"
Faculty teaching in the Natural World, Physical Well Being and
Analytical Reasoning are invited to lunch on the 24th,
and those teaching in the Social World, Texts and Ideas, and
Perspectives in the Creative Arts are invited to lunch on the
30th. Join colleagues for conversation on teaching in
these areas of the Core - lunch tickets to The Market Place will be
Who Bought That Book?
Thursday, October 27, 2:30 p.m., JH109
Imagine a day where if you want a particular book or
article for your research, you can simply click a button and the
library purchases a book for you. Known as "patron-driven
acquisitions" this day may not be too far off. Join the librarians
in discussing different collection development models that are
attempting to address "patron point-of-need" demands.
Writing Letters for Fellowships, Graduate Schools, and
Wednesday, September 21, JH109
The Future of Academic Libraries
Thursday, September 15, noon-1 p.m.,
This is a hot topic in academic settings as some
institutions are questioning the need for an actual library
building and services. Join Butler librarians to discuss how
librarian roles have changed from being the gatekeepers of
information to playing a key role in teaching information literacy,
how libraries are leading the way in digitizing unique university
collections and faculty scholarship, and how library spaces are
evolving to meet student learning needs.
Recruiting Students for National Fellowships and
Thursday, March 24, noon-1 p.m. in AU111, 4-5
p.m. in JH109
Harry Truman, George Mitchell, William Fulbright,
Morris Udall, David Boren, Jacob Javitz, Barry Goldwater. What do
these former U.S. legislators (and one president) have to do with
Butler students? Each has had a national scholarship or
fellowship program named in his honor for which Butler students are
All faculty are invited to a special lunch conversation to learn
more about post-graduate fellowships and grants and how to identify
Butler students for these awards. Each year hundreds of U.S.
undergraduates apply for nationally competitive scholarships and
fellowships. Some awards take on mythic proportions and appear to
be the exclusive province of students from the most elite U.S.
colleges and universities. The reality is that high-achieving
Butler students make very competitive candidates for these and the
myriad of national scholarships and fellowships available each
year. You can play an important role in identifying students
for these awards.
Please join colleagues to learn more about identifying and
recruiting top Butler students for national scholarships and
fellowships; the discussion will be led by CHASE Office Associate
Director Mariangela Maguire.
Speaking Across the Curriculum
Thursday, February 17, noon-1 p.m. in AU111, 4-5
p.m. in JH109
Please join faculty colleagues for a workshop on
developing a course that fulfills the speaking across the
curriculum expectation of the new Core curriculum. Led by Butler
faculty with expertise in the discipline, learn how to create a
speaking across the curriculum course, develop assignments and
projects, and how to assess or evaluate student work in such a
Student Disability Services/Counseling
Thursday, January 27, noon-1 p.m. in AU111, 4-5
p.m. in JH109
Join Michele Atterson, Director of Student
Disability Services, and Keith Magnus, Director of the Counseling
Center, to talk about how best to work with students with
disabilities; what accommodations are appropriate; what
documentation is necessary; and ways that faculty can most
successfully work with students who have identified disabilities,
or have need of counseling.
Planning for a University Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, November 3, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Monday, November 8, 4-5 p.m.
Thursday, November 18, 11-noon and noon-1 p.m.
Monday, November 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 2, noon-1 p.m.,
Teaching and learning centers emerged at colleges
and universities more than 15 years ago and brought together much
of the high-quality faculty development work that was happening in
multiple areas on campuses. At Butler, faculty development efforts
currently come out of each of the colleges and the Provost's
Office. As new initiatives are added, and as the needs of faculty
continue to evolve, it is time to develop a faculty-driven teaching
and learning center, as the strategic plan articulates. A center
will provide the leadership, resources, and communication network
needed for responsive and responsible faculty development at the
University. A center will provide programming that changes and
develops according to the focus and interests of the faculty, the
needs of students, and the issues confronting us as an institution
of higher education.
Transforming Teaching through Technology
Thursday, November 11, noon-1 p.m.,
Join colleagues, Shelly Furuness (Education) and
James McGrath (Philosophy and Religion), who participated in the
summer "Transforming Teaching through Technology" workshop, present
on how they are incorporating technology into their classes.
Furuness will present on "digital makeovers" that are helping
students articulate and show their thinking process online. McGrath
will talk about how he is using electronic texts in his course,
"The Bible," and how he is exploring what electronic texts offer us
that printed texts cannot.