The Provost’s Faculty Forum is a Fall program that provides an opportunity for full-time faculty members across the university to gather for conversations about innovative teaching. Each forum will occur over lunch in the Green Room of the McMullen-Connally Faculty Center. Each conversation will open with brief remarks from a faculty colleague. The cost of lunch is covered by the Provost’s Office.
Because of space limitations, registration is required. We will be maintaining a waitlist for each forum. If you find you are unable to attend a forum for which you have registered, please cancel your reservation so that a colleague has opportunity to attend.
The theme for the Fall 2019 Provost's Faculty Forum is "Education for Global Engagement."
This forum will focus on strategies to create a meaningful and rewarding co-teaching experience on campus and on study abroad programs. Tiffany Hogue will share her approaches to course session planning to spark conversation about how to be effective and efficient, too, in these unique courses.
For global education to be more than educational tourism, educators must aim for deep cultural encounters and meaningful people contact. Michael Stroope will speak to assumptions underlying global education, ways in which faculty and staff can facilitate transformational learning, and the risks involved.
Much of the transformative power of the study-abroad experience is owed to place. But study-abroad courses also tend to have a vastly different concept of class time. The opportunities (and limits) of being abroad reshape how classes tend to distribute their 135 hours of engaged learning. For this discussion we will consider some of the advantages of the study-abroad class experience of time and how those advantages can be replicated in a traditional course.
The ability to understand and connect with people who hold diverse points of view is an important component of global citizenship and engagement. Doing so effectively requires an emphasis on constructive listening practices. In this forum, Dr. Damron will explore principles of good listening, along with strategies for modeling and facilitating these behaviors in the classroom.
Teaching a global classroom is exciting yet daunting- how do we engage students from around world and not just center learning in the American context? In this forum, Jennifer Dickey will share her attempts to leverage students’ distinct cultural values, imbed assignments to reflect diverse global research and practice models, and cultivate global problem solving among students in the classroom. Forum participants will brainstorm methods to enhance international reciprocity and walk away with a tool to implement in the classroom.
As Baylor professors, we seek to equip and to prepare our students through global engagement for “worldwide leadership and service.” Yet, if we want our students to serve and to lead others in the world, then we must also prepare them to respect, esteem, and learn from their counterparts in the world. Perhaps, the ancient custom of hospitality as practiced by the earliest Christians can serve as a helpful model for the Baylor community as we seek to engage the world more robustly so that we can lead and serve the world more effectively.
The seminar talk will explain the overall structure and content of the biology of global health (BGH) track in the biology department. The program lays important groundwork for students considering careers in tropical medicine, parasitology, microbiology, vector biology, global health, or other biomedically-related careers.
A brief introduction of Baylor’s current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Global Baylor, and the new Intercultural Competency courses (GBL 1101, 1102, & 1103) that are being offered on campus. We’ll explore the student learning outcomes of GBL 1102, a required online course for all students who study abroad, and examine relevant 1st year data.
Andie Day will discuss her work engaging the community in class projects to help students understand problem solving skills for a real, rather than a hypothetical customer.
Baylor provides many opportunities for faculty to encourage undergraduate student participation in faculty research projects. Whether it is through grants, fellowships, or honors theses, many faculty oversee undergraduates working on projects that can cover a range of time scales. When engaging undergraduates, we must be willing to apprentice them by involving them in developing research questions, determining research methods, and anticipating outcomes. This session will provide examples of what this process looks like at Baylor and how this may be replicated in one’s own field of study.
Helping students understand what it means to be a guest and developing cultural humility when traveling abroad. Using the pedagogy of reflection can help begin the conversation.
In this forum, Candi Cann discusses how to situate learning within a global context, challenging both teachers and students to think critically about cultural and educational hegemonies of learning, while embracing a faith of deep hospitality.