SSU Invitation: Spring Retreat Jan. 12 Aims at Collaboration Theme

This year, SSU will hold a university-wide retreat as the opening event of the spring semester. The retreat is on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Coffee and pastries will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. The retreat is to be held in the Library Teaching Center, 2nd floor South wing of the University Library.

Growing out of conversations this Fall about SSU's academic story, the theme of the retreat this year is SSU: Collaborating to Create Tomorrow.

Explore collaborations of many types that are happening here (via a poster session - still space for more posters, see below), work on ideas and how-tos for growing and supporting collaboration, and generate proposals for new or newly-invigorated projects.

To prime your thinking, here are several types of collaboration that have emerged in faculty/staff/student/administration conversations this Fall:

* between students and faculty, as a tool for student learning
* between faculty from different departments: interdisciplinary projects
* between faculty to explore/improve teaching: co-teaching, lesson study
* between academic programs and co-curricular, administrative, and facilities efforts
* between academic programs and community partners
* as a skill that students learn at SSU

Since collaboration with community partners was the focus of last year's retreat, the primary focus this year will be the other types of collaboration above.

If you would like to present a poster, please RSVP to Laurel Holmstrom,, before the Winter Break with the name of your project, program or research, your name(s) and campus affiliation(s), and the space needed for your poster presentation. If you want to participate, but don't know all of this information yet, just RSVP and we'll follow up.

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