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New Faculty Foundations Spring 2021 Programs

Please RSVP Here for 1 or more of the sessions, then be sure to add these times to your calendar.

Zoom links will be sent via Outlook calendar invitation prior to each session

The 3rd Leg of the Academic Stool – Service: How to Think About it; How to Do it in a Pandemic

Thursday, January 26 3:00-4:15

Please join us for our first virtual program of the Spring 2021 semester! Chris will lead an interactive discussion about making service as manageable as possible and how to align it with your teaching and research strengths and interests. 

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Giselle Anatol, Professor of English

Show Your Self Love through Self-Care

Friday, February 26, 3:00-4:15pm 


In her presentation, "The Urgency of Radical Self-care," Professor Peters will share her study and approach to self-care that relates to the anxieties and baggage we carry, based on projected and accepted identities. She will discuss how these identities are created, their impact, and what we can do to begin to change unhealthy patterns of mind and behavior as new faculty members who want to not only survive but thrive as scholars.

Moment of Zen Breathing Exercise will be led by Professor Giselle Anatol.

Slides from this session can be found here. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Classes

Wednesday, March 24 3:00-4:15


“DEI” has become a buzzword in academia. While we all aspire to create welcoming, inclusive classrooms, many of us may not know how to create learning spaces that are truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Please join us for practical advice from two faculty members who have extensive experience in creating such classrooms and in training faculty members to do the same!




Getting Noticed Via Your Digital Profile

Tuesday, April 7, 3:00-4:15 


In this session, we will share two very different (but complementary) approaches to getting your work noticed.

First, learn more about the art of public scholarship and the opportunity you have to develop the skillset to effectively reach a public audience and raise awareness of your public profile in the process.

Next, learn how to effectively use KU’s systems to manage your faculty PRO profile. Tips and tricks and support resources will be shared to help you follow-up with some simple action steps you can take right away.







Kathleen Lane

Managing Your Time When No One Else Is: Structuring Your Schedule for a Productive Summer

Tuesday, May 18, 3:00-4:15 


For many of us, the summer is one of the most difficult times to research and write—the lack of structure that the spring and fall semesters provide, the distractions of summer fun, and, for some, the changing nature of caring for children leave many of us feeling untethered and scattered. Join two faculty members with different approaches to summer research and writing so that your summer isn’t hit or miss when it comes to scholarly production!







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