posted by Riley Quarles on 02/04/2010
Campus-wide, it’s no secret that HSU is weathering one of its worst budget crises ever. As such, we have all been faced with tough decisions about how to continue providing high quality services in the shadow of perpetually shrinking resources. For CELT, last year’s Learning & Teaching Institute, provided a clear outcome of improved student learning & success (see our full report here (.pdf)), and spoke loud and clear to us that we need to continue to consider this event a priority. With an eye towards greater campus efficiency and broader professional development outreach to those whose travel budgets have been reduced or cut altogether, this year – and hopefully for years to come – we will be consolidating efforts with the Diversity Action Plan Council and their annual Professional Development Day on Diversity to provide a comprehensive, 2-day professional development effort targeted at the entire campus community. The newly titled Institute for Diversity in Learning & Teaching is scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, May 19th & 20th – so be sure to save the date!
Our goal with this event is to, provide faculty, staff, and administrators with resources and strategies useful in supporting a variety of student learning needs and/or enhancing the academic success of students from diverse backgrounds.
All of us here at HSU are in the business of producing student success, and this event has been designed to get right to the heart of it. Whether you are working in Financial Aid or the Advising Center, whether you are staff, faculty or administrator – we plan to bring you the information, understanding and concrete strategies that help our students feel welcome, understood and valued, and that they are ultimately provided with the exceptional educational experience they deserve.
Have topic suggestions? Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to respond below.
We look forward to seeing you there!
PS: RFP applications are still being accepted!