Faculty Workshop: Preparing for Reviews in Light of COVID-19 Impacts

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To support implementation of three Faculty Senate motions related to COVID-19 impacts, the VPFA’s Office will host a series of workshops designed for faculty preparing and reviewing documents.

Fall workshops will focus on “consequential reviews,” such as tenure, promotion, and re-appointment, offering approaches to writing and evaluating COVID-19 impact statements that articulate ways the pandemic has shifted faculty workloads, disrupted research, and increased service burdens. Workshops will also highlight teaching reflections, as they are presently an optional substitution for institutional course and teacher evaluations (CTE).

Faculty Workshop: Preparing for Reviews in Light of COVID-19 Impacts
October 22 | 9:00-10:30 am

This workshop will include prompts and support for both COVID-19 impact statements and teaching reflections. Designed as a working session, participants will have plenty of time to draft or create an outline of one or both statements, with faculty facilitators available for different ranks, series, and writing tasks.

Register here for zoom link

Asynchronous Resources

Want to write your statement on your own? See these documents for additional prompts, guidance, and examples of COVID-19 Impacts

Training and Workshop Faculty Facilitators

Faculty Facilitators
Nancy Sasaki, Teaching Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Lisa Martinez, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
Deb Ortega, Professor, Graduate School of Social Work; Director, Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship

Faculty Writing Consultant
Aubrey Schiavone, Teaching Assistant Professor, University Writing Program

Teaching Excellence Task Force Co-Chairs
Leslie Alvarez,  Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost
Jared Del Rosso, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Evaluator Training

The VPFA and faculty facilitators will host training sessions designed for deans, chairs, unit PTR committee members, departmental committees, and others who complete consequential reviews.

Chairs and program directors are expected to attend one of two online sessions:

Department and unit-level committee members are expected to attend one of two online sessions:

Dean and associate dean training sessions will occur as part of normally scheduled meetings.