Power Lunch for Columbia Tenure-Track Faculty: Teaching and Research in Tenure and Promotion
Christine Curtis, Senior Vice Provost
Matthew Kisner, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
Effective teaching is a core value at the University of South Carolina and is essential for tenure and promotion. New faculty should seek and obtain whatever assistance is needed early on to be effective teachers. However, being a productive scholar as an effective researcher or a creative artist is also essential for tenure and promotion. Balance is, therefore, required. The Center for Teaching Excellence invites new tenure-track faculty to join us for lunch, for brief presentations by Senior Vice Provost Christine Curtis and recently tenured Associate Professor Matthew Kisner, and for an interactive discussion of mechanisms faculty can use to achieve balance between effective teaching and productive scholarship. Dr. Kisner’s remarks will include his experience in turning teaching evaluations around, publishing a book, and other faculty issues.
Advanced registration is required. Please register by February 24, 2011 through the form below, email email@example.com, or phone 803-777-8322.
About the Presenter
Dr. Curtis manages the faculty development programs and matters for the Provost’s Office. She coordinates the tenure and promotion process, administers the faculty hiring program called Faculty Excellence Initiative or FEI, manages the sabbatical program, mentoring program, faculty awards for teaching, research, and service, and oversees the named and endowed chairs program. Dr. Curtis assists the Provost and leads programs in matters of faculty retention, diversity and equity, leadership development for chairs, administrators and faculty leaders, and interdisciplinary opportunities for faculty.
Dr. Matthew J. Kisner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He came to USC in 2004 after receiving his Ph.D. from UC San Diego. His areas of interest and specialization include the history of modern philosophy and philosophy of the emotions.