Faculty Development

May 2018 Tuesday Tips

1 May 2018:

Looking to save a few dollars on conference trips? Next time you travel on state business, be sure to ask the hotel front desk if they will waive the city tax since you’re a state employee. Some hotels honor this and some do not, but it’s always worth asking. Provide the hotel with a signed copy of the attached tax waiver and show your faculty ID. In some cases, hotels may honor the tax waiver as long as you sign their in-house form. For hotels that honor the discount, it will save you around 10-20%. More info on lodging expenses through Chico State.

View the Chico State Hotel Tax Waiver (PDF).

-Josh

8 May 2018:

Based on your feedback, the Grading Oasis will begin early this semester! Starting May 8 and ending May 18, MLIB 459 will be open to all faculty to stop by and grade, write, read, or just relax Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. We stocked up on snacks, coffee, and hot tea that will be available to you. Also, FDEV student assistant, Ariana, will be available some of the time to help grade, alphabetize papers, or whatever you need (as long as she doesn’t see names with grades).

Have a productive and fun rest of the semester!

Graduation Oasis Tuesday and Friday location MLIB 459

15 May 2018:

In the early 20th century, educator John Dewey said “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” With another academic year nearing completion, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on life including the people who inspire us. If you have an inspirational colleague who is a leader or innovator in the classroom, consider nominating them for the Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award. One faculty member will be awarded from each CSU campus and will receive a $5,000 cash award and $10,000 to be allocated to their academic department for travel, teaching load reduction, teaching equipment, etc. Yes, nominations are time-consuming but they are also one of the most authentic ways to show a colleague how appreciated they truly are. The deadline is June 29 so there’s no rush.

As a reminder, May 25 is the deadline to apply for 2018-19 FLCs including Improve your Teaching Practice(opens in new window), Article in 12 Weeks(opens in new window), and Quality Learning & Teaching(opens in new window).

Also, the Grading Oasis (MLIB 459) is open with free coffee and snacks for the rest of this week from 8am-5pm for faculty to drop in and grade, write, read, or just escape for a while.

Make it a great week!

22 May 2018:

From all of us in FDEV and TLP, we wish you a restful, enjoyable, and productive summer. Since this is the last week that faculty are on contract, this will be the final Tuesday Tip until August. If you want to look back at any past Tuesday Tips, we have them all archived on the FDEV Website(opens in new window).

As a reminder, this Friday (May 25) is the deadline to apply for 2018-19 FLCs including Improve your Teaching Practice(opens in new window), Article in 12 Weeks(opens in new window), and Quality Learning & Teaching(opens in new window).

Final tip of the year…stay physically active, wear sunscreen, and spread loving kindness all summer long!