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Below are important TXST dates for faculty and staff. See also our events calendar, prospective student and family calendar and current student calendar.

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Location:
Zoom Link: txstate.zoom.us…; Zoom: txstate.zoom.us…
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Faculty Development
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512.245.2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development

Open Educational Resources (OER) are becoming a hot topic in higher education both as a resource to support textbook affordability practices and as a flexible pedagogical tool to customize and tailor course syllabi. This presentation will introduce core OER concepts by defining key terms and discussing the purpose and value of OER as an educational tool. We will also introduce the University Libraries’ OER Community of Learning, which will launch in Spring 2021. The Community of Learning contains self-paced Canvas modules supplemented by live online webinars and discussion groups and will give participants the knowledge and support they need to pursue their own OER projects.

This workshop supports the university’s goal to promote the success of all students and to offer high-quality academic and education programming.

Presented by:

Jessica McClean, Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian—Physical Sciences and Engineering, University Libraries
Stephanie Towery, Copyright Officer, University Libraries
Laura Waugh, Digital Collections Librarian, University Libraries

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Location:
Zoom Link: txstate.zoom.us…; Zoom: txstate.zoom.us…
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Faculty Development
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512.245.2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development
Associate professors who are seeking promotion to the rank of full professor and academic unit chairs and/or directors are invited to this interactive and informative session. Attendees will learn about the policies, best practices, and procedures for pursuing the next rank, including those related to scholarship, teaching, and service. The session includes ample opportunity for questions on a variety of promotion-related topics.
This workshop supports the university’s goal to provide the necessary services, resources, and infrastructure to support the university's strategic direction.

Presented by:
Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor, History
Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost and Professor, Marketing
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Location:
Zoom Link: txstate.zoom.us…; Zoom: txstate.zoom.us…
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Faculty Development
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512.245.2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development
This hands-on workshop will assist faculty in developing strategies for identifying and vetting funding opportunities and sponsors. Topics include performing live funding searches, deconstructing sample proposal solicitations, and discussing practical tips for uncovering the priorities of the funding organizations.
This workshop supports the university’s goal to achieve significant progress in research and creative activity as measured by national standards.

Presenter:
Evy Gonzales, Director, Strategic Research Initiatives, Research and Sponsored Programs
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Location:
Zoom Link: txstate.zoom.us…; Zoom: txstate.zoom.us…
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Faculty Development
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512.245.2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development
Do you want to take your research to the next level?

Would you like to find additional sources of funding?

How about turn your research into a successful business?

Anyone interested in developing an idea, concept, or technology is encouraged to come to this workshop.
Attendees will hear from Dr. Walter Horton, Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Relations, about the university’s goals of increasing external grant funding and applied research efforts, as well as how the university handles intellectual property. Attendees will also learn about how they can participate in Texas State’s National Science Foundation funded Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site for Entrepreneurship that cultivates and supports Visionaries, Innovators, & Problem Solvers (VIPs) by teaching them how to identify novel commercial applications for an idea or technology. Attendees will hear success stories about Texas State I-Corps participants that were selected to participate in nation-wide I-Corps training and compete for federal grant funding. They will also find out how to participate in the Texas State I-Corps cohort training and apply for mini-grants to transition their research.

Presented by:
Dr. Walt Horton, Associate Vice President for Research & Federal Relations, Chief Research Officer at Texas State University
Dr. Jennifer Irvin, Director, Materials Science Engineering & Commercialization Program,
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and PI Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Jana Minifie, Professor, Management and Facilitator Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Weston Waldo, National I-Corps Facilitator Consultant
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Location:
Zoom Link: txstate.zoom.us…; Zoom: txstate.zoom.us…
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Faculty Development
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512.245.2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development

This interactive workshop will provide guidance for faculty and staff tasked with developing outcomes assessment reports for SACSCOC accreditation. It will emphasize preparing reports due in May 31, 2021 that effectively communicate gains realized in student learning outcomes. This spring, the focus is on reporting results of the assessment methods, including analysis of the collected data, preparing action plans, and documenting evidence of continuous improvement. This workshop is designed to be a highly practical, hands-on training, so participants are encouraged to bring their laptops/tablets with a draft document of their report. The presenters will be available after the workshop for individual consultation as needed. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the session that best fits the program they assess. However, any session can be attended, since much of the information covered will be relatively similar, although the focus will be slightly different.

This workshop supports the university’s goal to provide the necessary services, resources, and infrastructure to support the university’s strategic direction.
 

Presenter:
Dr. Lonnie Olson, Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness

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more about event
Location:
Zoom Link: txstate.zoom.us…; Zoom: txstate.zoom.us…
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Faculty Development
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512.245.2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development

This interactive workshop will provide guidance for faculty and staff tasked with developing outcomes assessment reports for SACSCOC accreditation. It will emphasize preparing reports due in May 31, 2021 that effectively communicate gains realized in student learning outcomes. This spring, the focus is on reporting results of the assessment methods, including analysis of the collected data, preparing action plans, and documenting evidence of continuous improvement. This workshop is designed to be a highly practical, hands-on training, so participants are encouraged to bring their laptops/tablets with a draft document of their report. The presenters will be available after the workshop for individual consultation as needed. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the session that best fits the program they assess. However, any session can be attended, since much of the information covered will be relatively similar, although the focus will be slightly different.

This workshop supports the university’s goal to provide the necessary services, resources, and infrastructure to support the university’s strategic direction.
 

Presenter:
Dr. Lonnie Olson, Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness

Click here for more information
more about event