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Flag Events & Workshops

Every semester, the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags hosts a series of faculty events to promote discussion and collaboration with Flag instructors from different disciplines around UT Austin. If there are discussion topics you would like to see us address at future events, please contact our office via email or call 512-471-5949.

Upcoming Events

Ethics Across Campus
Tuesday, November 13, 12:30-2 p.m., RRH 1.350

Ethics Across Campus is a new initiative, jointly sponsored by campus partners invested in promoting ethics education: Ethics Unwrapped, an online resource of research-based videos and teaching materials; the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags in the School of Undergraduate Studies, which coordinates the Ethics Flag; The Ethics Project, a university-wide initiative whose goal is to develop and establish an ethics research center on campus; and the Center for Leadership and Ethics in the McCombs School of Business, which is hosting the Ethics Across Campus initiative.

At this second meeting, by request of participants in the first meeting, we will learn more about what ethics instructors are doing across campus, especially in STEM fields of study. Several instructors will share a piece of their course with the group – a syllabus, an assignment, a discussion strategy, etc. We want to provide an opportunity for instructors to come together, ask questions, and share ideas about teaching ethics. If you’re interested in finding out more teaching ethics on our campus, please join us. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to this event via the following link by November 9.

Flag Instructor Retreat: Writing and Cultural Study
8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 11 and 12, 2018
PCL Learning Lab #2

Faculty who are teaching, or preparing to teach, writing-intensive and/or cultural studies courses are invited to participate in a two-day School of Undergraduate Studies workshop, December 11-12, 2018. This retreat will focus on writing instruction and its intersection with cultural studies, making it appropriate for current or prospective instructors of the Cultural Diversity, Global Cultures, and/or Writing Flags. Retreat participants will revise currently taught Writing Flag or writing-intensive classes or develop new ones, creating syllabi that promote inclusion and access, assignments that encourage reflection, and feedback strategies that foster student writing skills.

Participants will receive $1000 in the form of professional development funds. Participation is limited to twelve faculty members, who must commit to attending both full days, from 8:30-4:30 p.m.

To apply, please fill out this online form by Monday, November 19.

If you have questions about this event, or if you need assistance or accommodations, please contact Dr. Susan Schorn, Writing Flag coordinator, at gsschorn@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 232-1421, or Dr. Brooke Rich, Cultural Diversity and Global Cultures Flags coordinator, at brooke.rich@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 471-2508.