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FPDC Office

Posted on April 4, 2011

Event Details
8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
April 20-21
Natali Student Center

Showcasing the talents of faculty and students, California University’s Faculty Professional Development Committee will present the fifth annual Academic Excellence Days on April 20-21. This year’s Academic Excellence theme is “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.”

A variety of activities designed to stimulate academic excellence will take place each day from 8 a.m. -3:30 p.m. in the Natali Student Center.

Dozens of faculty and student presentations are scheduled for the two-day event, including the Service and Service-Learning Poster Session, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20, and the FPDC’s Research Subcommittee Event (“The Student Scholarship, Research & Creativity Day Poster Session”) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21. 

In addition, the recipients of the Building Academic Excellence Through Learning Communities Award will be recognized at this event.

The Academic Excellence program, initiated by and supported through the FPDC, awards competitive grants to faculty and staff who want to plan a learning community to foster academic excellence, intellectual rigor and civil discourse. Proposed learning communities must be multidisciplinary and include students, staff and faculty. 

Recipients of the 2010 awards will report on their work on last year’s project. The 2011 recipients will launch their learning communities during this year’s Academic Excellence Days and wrap them up at the 2012 event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to win a USB flash drive at every presentation. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to win an iPad that will be given away each day. 

A continental breakfast and lunch buffet will be served both days at the Performance Center, from 7:30-9 a.m. and from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.   

Cal U vocal groups will perform from noon-1 p.m. April 20, and student artwork will be on display both days.

Dr. Kurt Kearcher, associate professor of English, director of the Writing Center and coordinator of the Faculty Center, and Patricia McClain, the AED event coordinator, encourage the University community to participate.

Learn more about Academic Excellence Days and view a schedule of events