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Research & Scholarly Excellence

As part of the Center for Inclusive Excellence’s (CIE) mission to support inclusive excellence as an institutional value and as a fundamental and necessary ingredient for research and scholarship excellence and innovation, the CIE hosts several initiatives and programs to cultivate, support and recognize faculty. For Fall 2020, these include:

Thriving in the Academy

These monthly interactive workshops with the Chair of Inclusive Research and Scholarly Excellence center around curriculum from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The Thriving program is designed for SDSU faculty and staff from all colleges to support productivity, foster cross-campus networking, and provide a space to share and learn together, generating tangible products and strategies designed to help faculty and staff thrive in the academy. Please register for Thriving in the Academy now for one or more sessions. Questions welcome (email [email protected])! Sessions are noon-1:30pm on the following dates:

  • Oct 14 (Strategic planning - how to make the most of each semester),
  • Nov 11 (Fostering writing and productivity),
  • Dec 9 (Managing stress),
  • Feb 10 (Mastering time management),
  • March 17 (Cultivating mentors and networks) and
  • April 14 (Engaging in healthy conflict).

Dedicated Writing Space (DWS)

DWS provides a space and a community support network for faculty and staff who are looking to set aside time each week for writing and to support their productivity. DWS time is unstructured and yours to command - no programming or presentations. Register for DWS by Sept 14. Questions welcome (email [email protected])!

Tribal Programs, Initiatives and Collaborations

Here we share brief descriptions of the recent and ongoing projects led by tribal partners and SDSU faculty and students. To learn more about these projects and initiatives, see links to project leads or program websites listed in the descriptions. Visit the Tribal Programs, Initiatives and Collaborations website for more information.

 

Two monthly online programs feature and recognize faculty excellence, featured on the SDSU website.

Science and Scholarship of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: SDSU faculty are leaders in the science and scholarship that forms the foundation for why diversity on campuses is critical to innovation and excellence. Online stories will feature SDSU faculty whose scholarship and research uncovers the links between diversity and excellence. 

Innovation and Excellence: This features SDSU faculty whose work embodies innovation and excellence, serving to recognize and amplify the innovative work by SDSU faculty who are leaders in their field, producing transformative and innovative research and scholarship.

Thriving in the Academy Monthly interactive faculty workshops center around curriculum from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), and are designed for SDSU faculty from all colleges to support productivity, foster cross-campus networking, and provide a space for faculty to share and learn together, generating tangible products and strategies designed to help faculty thrive in the academy. Topics include:

  • Strategic planning to support research/scholarly productivity
  • Fostering writing/productivity practice
  • Managing stress
  • Mastering time management
  • Cultivating mentors and networks
  • Engaging in healthy conflict
Dedicated Writing Space (DWS): This is a weekly program that was developed based on feedback from the first Thriving in the Academy workshop in Fall 2019. Each week, faculty are invited to attend a session of dedicated writing where they can set aside needed time to write and build community among faculty. DWS time is unstructured and yours to command - no programming or presentations
San Diego County has the largest number of tribal governments and reservations in the United States with 18 tribal reservations and four tribal nations - the Kumeyaay, Luiseno, Cupeno, and Cahuilla - represented across the County. SDSU has a long tradition of programs, initiatives and collaborations with tribes and these tribal partnerships continue to provide a foundation for the relationship between SDSU and tribal communities to develop and flourish. See Tribal Programs, Initiatives and Collaborations for brief descriptions of the recent and ongoing projects led by tribal partners and SDSU faculty and students.