A Word From the VP
This issue of Faculty Matters is filled with positive news. It includes a list of faculty colleagues who were promoted and/or tenured this year. Also, the 2022-23 recipients of sabbatical and professional development leave awards are announced. Congratulations to all! My thanks to the faculty members who served on the P&T, Sabbatical, and Professional Development Leave Committees. Your time and effort on behalf of your colleagues is much appreciated.
This time last year I was asking you all to participate in the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey. I appreciate the time many of you took to complete the survey. An initial report of the COACHE results were posted last semester. For the past few months, a team of Faculty Fellows (Aimée Boutin, Dawn Carr, Shanna Daniels, and Lyndsay Jenkins) have taken a deeper dive into the data and are preparing a series of short reports that summarize findings in thematic areas such as “Faculty Mentoring” and “Interdisciplinary Work.” Engagement of faculty and academic leaders in discussions of the COACHE results is critical to implementing effective and sustainable programs to support faculty success. Be on the lookout for invitations to participate in these discussions and help make FSU an even better academic home for all of our faculty.
I wish you all a positive and productive semester.
Professor of Psychology
Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement
Faculty Writing Support Gets a Facelift
Faculty writing support for Spring has been rejuvenated with a NEW schedule and NEW opportunities for writing camaraderie and community. All faculty writers seeking the support of community are invited to join us on Thursdays, from 8:30 - 12:30 via Zoom and/or Fridays, from 10:00 - 2:00 via Zoom or Westcott (links below). (These are writing days continued from Fall semester. The Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday virtual sessions are suspended for Spring 2022.)
New for spring are small, focused groups that require a one-semester commitment. Each of these groups will begin meeting in February and members must complete at least one monthly check-in. If the group chooses, members may check in more often. Check-ins may be synchronous, asynchronous, or both, as the group decides. Tools available include Zoom, TEAMS, and SLACK. Peggy Wright-Cleveland will provide meeting reminders and general encouragement for check-ins, as well as materials and programming when requested. Click on one of the links below to register to begin new accountability in February.
SPRINTS are faculty groups aimed at supporting very specific, short-term goals. If you need to jump-start or finish a project, these are the groups for you. The group will meet M - F for two weeks 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in a hybrid setting. Scholars must commit to a minimum of two hours each day.
Click here to register for SPRINTS
The First Generation Scholars group will provide writing accountability and academic career support specific to challenges faced by first generation scholars. Members will decide meeting frequency and format. Members must commit to meeting February - May and to providing support for scholarship, teaching, and career development.
Click here to register for First Generation Scholars
The Women Faculty group will provide writing accountability and academic career support specific to challenges faced by women in the academy. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome. Members will decide meeting frequency and format. Members must commit to meeting February - May and to providing support for scholarship, teaching, career development, and work/life balance.
Click here to register for Women Faculty
The Writer's Exchange requires faculty to read and comment on others' drafts. Faculty need not be in similar fields to participate; successfully writing to an educated but general audience is valuable in nearly every field. Additionally, faculty can be directed to provide specific feedback on more technical writing. For example, a humanist may provide feedback to a scientist on the clarity of an abstract or identify phrasing that is structurally unclear. Peggy Wright-Cleveland will provide instruction for writing exchanges at a Zoom meeting in February. Exchanges will be asynchronous and virtual.
Click here to register for Writer's Exchange
Specialized Faculty Groups
Last fall, FSU Specialized Faculty met under the leadership of Amy McKenna and formed three accountability groups focused on the special promotion requirements of the Specialized Faculty track. If you would like to join a group, contact Peggy Wright-Cleveland or Amy McKenna.
Specialized Teaching Faculty meet once per month via Zoom. Meetings are usually the first Thursday at 3:00. If you are interested in joining, ask Peggy Wright-Cleveland for the next meeting time and link.
The Research Faculty Asynchronous Hybrid Group has a TEAMS channel (located below). The group wants to remain small (~3-4 faculty members) at this time, but if others would like to join, they can email Amy McKenna directly. The group meets virtually on Teams once each month.
The Specialized Faculty Administrators Group is still settling on its schedule. Meetings will hold members accountable for personally set career goals. Contact Peggy Wright-Cleveland with your interest.
Weekly Writing Opportunities:
Thursday Writing: 8:30am - 12:30pm, virtual
Drop-ins welcome. Come and leave as fits your schedule. Check-ins are live at 8:30 and via the chat box when you leave.
Friday Writing: 10:00am - 2:00pm, hybrid (201 Westcott)
In-person writers must arrive before 10:30am or our room will be relinquished for others. Virtual and in-person live check-in at 10:00am. If you would like to attend in person and need to arrive after 10:30am, please let Peggy Wright-Cleveland know to expect you.
SPRING EVENTS FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Faculty Leading Faculty Career Conversations, courtesy of the Faculty Fellows Initiative
Title: The myth and the reality of work life balance
Description: A conversation among faculty about common issues we face when trying to balance work and life. We will exchange strategies for achieving better work-life satisfaction across the day, the week, the semester or... the career. Come planning to listen and contribute.
Yan-Yan Hu, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Simone May, Teaching Faculty, College of Education
Meredith Thomas, College of Business
Date: Friday, February 25, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: Robert Bradley Reading Room, Strozier Library, hybrid format
Covid protocols: This event will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person. The room will be set up to encourage social distancing and masks are expected.
Title: Preparing for the last (?) phase of your career
Description: A conversation among faculty for those thinking about ...eventually retiring. We will exchange ideas and strategies on how to transition to retirement, and what that means for developing goals during the phase preceding retirement. We might also discuss ways to bolster wellbeing after retirement
Frances Berry, Reubin O'D Askew Eminent Scholar, and Frank Sherwood Professor of Public Administration
Sharon Nicholson, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, EOAS
Lauren Weingarden, Emerita Professor, Art History
Date: Friday, March 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Robert Bradley Reading Room, Strozier Library, Hybrid format
Covid protocols: This event will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person. The room will be set up to encourage social distancing and masks are expected.
Fulbright Information Workshop
Friday, April 8, from noon until 1:00, come learn about being a Faculty Fulbright Scholar from FSU. We will discuss best application practices, university expectations, and options for family.
Leadership Platform for Faculty
The Office of Faculty Development and Advancement and the Office of Research remain committed to centering faculty voices and providing a pipeline to prepare faculty for leadership positions. Started last year, the Faculty Fellows program is now ready to accept applications for 2022-23. If you are a faculty member interested in partnering with university leaders on initiatives important to you and your colleagues, consider applying. Applications are due April 1, 2022.
FACULTY SUPPORT from Across Campus
- FSU Research Mentor Academy Spring 2022 Faculty Workshop Series
- Library Workshops
- Office of Research Workshops
- FSU’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT)
- Employee Assistance Program
Promotion and Tenure
Congratulations to FSU faculty who have achieved promotion and/or tenure in 2021. We are proud of your accomplishments and glad you are part of the FSU community.
Professional Development Leave
Congratulations to specialized faculty who were awarded a one-semester Professional Development Leave for the 2021-2022 academic year. This leave provides time for a variety of projects and learning opportunities.
Congratulations to our accomplished faculty earning sabbatical leave next year. Sabbatical leave enables faculty to focus their attention on one project and make significant headway. We wish creativity and productivity to all 2021-22 recipients.
FSU Authors Day
Save the date! FSU will celebrate all faculty and staff with book publications in 2021 with a reception on March 21 from 4:00 - 6:00 in the Bradley Reading Room of Strozier Library. Faculty and staff authors should get emailed invitations in February. Family and friends are welcome to attend but registration is required. The event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. If you have a book publication you are not sure we know about, notify Peggy Wright-Cleveland.
Nuts and Bolts
What is ORCID?
ORCID provides researchers with a unique identifier – an ORCID iD – and links their research outputs and activities to their ORCID iD. Many systems used by publishers, funders, and institutions include ORCID integrations.
Connect your ORCID iD to FSU
FSU is working with ORCID to collect iDs for our faculty and connect them to the information about your research activities stored in our systems. Please visit orcid.fsu.edu and click on the “Create/Connect your ORCID iD” button to authorize the collection and use of your ORCID iD in FSU’s systems. If you have not yet registered for an ORCID iD, you will be prompted to do so as part of the process.
You may also visit orcid.org, click on “Sign In/Register,” then click on “Access through your institution.” Select Florida State University, then log in as you normally would to your myFSU Portal.
Why register? Your ORCID iD enables you to:
- Distinguish yourself from other researchers
- Manage your identity, despite changes in name, gender, profession, or institution
- Ensure that you are accurately linked with your research, contributions, & affiliations, to get credit for your work
- Improve the visibility of your contributions
- Save time on repetitive data entry for funding, publishing, & research reporting workflows
- Keep track of all of your affiliations & contributions in an interoperable, trustworthy platform throughout your career regardless of changes in name, institution, & discipline
The Office of Faculty Development and Advancement has developed an integration between ORCID and FSU’s Faculty Expertise and Advancement System (FEAS). This integration streamlines the process of importing information about your research contributions into FEAS. More information about this integration is available here.
Faculty who wish to benefit from this integration are encouraged to register and/or connect their ORCID profiles and then begin importing works to their profiles following these instructions. A short video tutorial on the process of importing works. Users can also import works directly from Google Scholar.
FDA’s Academic Honor Policy division is excited to welcome Katie-Dean Moore as the new Academic Integrity Program Manager. Katie-Dean earned her M.S. in Higher Education at The Ohio State University and has over ten years of professional experience at FSU’s Career Center and College of Criminology. She will be working alongside Joshua Morgan, Academic Affairs Administrator, to facilitate academic integrity and policy needs.
Joshua Morgan has been promoted to Academic Affairs Adminstrator and now leads FSU’s Academic Integrity initiatives. Joshua earned his MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has served as a therapist, a career counselor, a clinical supervisor, and most recently as Academic Integrity Program Manager. He replaces Ann DelRossi, who left the Academic Integrity position after many years of stellar service for a new challenge at FSU’s Medical School.
Here are a few resources and tips that will help you uphold the Academic Honor Policy in your classrooms:
- The Reading–Writing Center
- FSU Libraries’ Citation Management and Style Guides
- FSU English Department’s Writing Exercises
- Honorlock Checklist for Students
- Academic Center for Excellence
For Instructors Canvas & Honorlock:
- “A Letter to My Students”
- Campus Resources for Referrals
- Office of Distance Learning Trainings & Workshops
- Honorlock Resources for Instructors
- Guide to Reviewing Honorlock Allegations with Students
- Honorlock Checklist for Instructors
- A brief Canvas course about how to navigate Academic Honor Policy allegations
- Please request enrollment by emailing Joshua Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org
The FSU Faculty Community
Just when we thought we were out of the woods (or could at least see its edge), we get hit with the omicron variant. Looks like covid will be here for a while yet. We've learned a lot about how to deal with being in front of an in-person class last fall, we now need to be even more vigilant for the sake of the health of the university community. Omicron is the most contagious version yet. The FSU covid dashboard shows that for the week ending on January 2, the positivity rate is 17%. With students now returned to campus, I suspect this rate will increase in the upcoming weeks. For comparison, the rate was 0% at the beginning of December. Please get vaccinated and / or boosted, mask up, and encourage your students to do likewise.
The Faculty Senate had its first meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, January 19. President McCullough gave his inaugural State of the University Address. I encourage you to watch it if you have not already.
Our meetings are open and all are welcome to attend. Streaming information for each meeting will be available on the Faculty Senate web page once it is finalized. All of our meeting dates can be found here: facsenate.fsu.edu
Stay healthy and have a good semester.
Carothers Faculty Lecture Series
The Carothers Faculty Lecture Series is not only the longest, continuously running faculty lecture series on campus, it is our premiere venue for learning about our colleagues’ work. All speakers are FSU faculty talking about their research in ways accessible and interesting to everyone. True! Last semester this literature scholar got really intrigued by the work of Dr. Meredith McQuerry on firefighter protective gear. This semester promises to be just as engaging.
First, we will hear from Dr. Lakeisha Johnson on Tuesday, February 15 in the Bradley Reading Room, Strozier Library. Dr. Johnson will be talking about "Literacy and Justice for All: Cultural Considerations for Diverse Readers."
Second, Dr. Sarah Eyerly will speak on Monday, April 1, also in the Bradley Reading Room, Strozier Library. We will share the title of Dr. Eyerly’s talk as we get closer to the date, but if you would like to sign up for that lunch in advance, the link for Dr. Eyerly’s talk is online.
P.P.S. A quick reminder on the format for the event -- we start the lunch at Noon, with half an hour for casual dining and conversation. We start the lecture no later than 12:30pm, aiming for about 25-30 minutes for the lecture proper, and 10-15 minutes for Q&A. We're aiming for no more than 75 minutes total, from Noon to 1:15pm.
E. Patrick Johnson Presentation and Book Signing
FSU has partnered with FAMU to welcome Dr. E. Patrick Johnson to campus. Dr. Johnson is an accomplished scholar/artist who has published widely in the areas of race, gender, sexuality and performance. On February 22, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Dr. Johnson will read from his newest book, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women as well as Black. Queer. Southern. Women. — An Oral History. Books will be available for purchase. A gifted performer, Dr. Johnson has toured to over 100 college campuses from 2006 to the present with his staged reading of his earlier book, Sweet Tea. This promises to be an exceptional academic performance.
Road Scholars Speakers Series
The Road Scholars Speakers Series brings colleagues from ACC campuses to FSU to share their expertise with faculty, students, and the Tallahassee community. Please keep your eye out for announcements about upcoming events. Also, if you have a colleague at an ACC school whom you would like to bring to campus, please let Patricia Born, the Faculty Senate Committee Chairperson, know.
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