Provost's Faculty Forum

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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."

PFF Schedule for Fall 2019

All meetings conducted in: McMullen-Connally Faculty Center - Green Room
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Tiffany Hogue, Higher Education Leadership and Policy
Team-Teaching at Home and Abroad: Opportunities and Challenges

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.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Michael Stroope, Truett Seminary
Contextual is Embodied is Transformational Learning: A Risky Business

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.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 11:30-12:30
Dan Hanchey, Classics
135 Hours: Using a Study Abroad Time Model in a Traditional Classroom

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.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Jane Damron, Communication
The Role of Listening in Civil Discourse & Global Engagement: Fostering Effective Listening Practices in the Classroom

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.


Monday, September 23, 2019 | 11:30-12:30
Jennifer Dickey, Social Work
Better Together: Cultivating International Reciprocity 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.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Andy Arterbury, Truett Seminary
Christian Hospitality as a Model for Global Engagement

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.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Cheolho Sim, Biology
Biology of Global Health

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.


Monday, October 14, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Robert Leis, Center for Global Engagement
Integrating Global Baylor on Campus

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.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Andie Day, Family and Consumer Science
Solving Real Problems in the Classroom Through Community Engagement

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.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00-1:00
Deirdre Fulton, Religion
Modeling Field Research Practices for Undergraduates

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.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 12:30-1:30
Lyn Prater, Nursing
The Art of Being a Guest

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.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 11:30-12:30
Candi Cann, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
Loving our Neighbor: Global Learning & Intersectionality

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.