Because of limited financial resources, universities, including ours, are turning to their own faculty and staff to provide faculty development opportunities. At UCCS, in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, we are calling certain such events part of the SEED program, where the acronym stands for SharedExpertise, Enrichment and Development. The SEED designation will be used exclusively for times in which LAS faculty are helping other LAS faculty.
Presidential Teaching Scholars Teaching was on Friday, September 24, 2010.
Three of LAS's own Presidential Teaching Scholars gave a short lecture from a former or current class as they also discussed "why they do what they do". Featuring, from left to right, Fred Coolidge (Psychology), Gene Abrams (Math), Joan Ray (English) and special guest teacher Andy Subudhi (Biology).
This was the second of a series of programs featuring the top teachers in the college of LAS. Everyone was invited, especially newer faculty (including tenure-track, instructors, lecturers and student teachers.
A third SEED program featured Paul Harvey (shown above), a Presidential Teaching Scholar and Professor of History acting as Frederick Turner in a program called " Fredierick Turner Talks About the Frontier". It was held on April 8, 2011. Great program. Great Attendance.
A fourth SEED program is being planned for the spring of 2012. Watch this space for details.