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UF Summit

KNOW, DO, BECOME.

The 2020 University Foundations Faculty Summit was held as a virtual event on Friday, September 25.

  • Pre-Summit Orientation for New Faculty: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • General Session: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Disciplinary Breakouts: 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
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ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The University Foundations Faculty Summit is an annual event for all faculty who teach general education courses at Boise State. We invite you to join with colleagues to talk about how Boise State’s foundational courses can help the non-majors you teach KNOW more, DO more, and BECOME more.

An opening plenary and keynote address will be followed by a breakout session with faculty in your disciplinary category. We hope you will also applaud the instructors receiving teaching awards as we recognize some of the outstanding (and often overlooked) teaching done in Boise State’s foundational classes.

ABOUT THIS YEAR’S KEYNOTE: BECOMING A LEARNER

This year’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Matthew L. Sanders, professor of Communication Studies at Utah State University. Sanders is the author of Becoming a Learner, a short book read in all of Boise State’s UF 100 courses.

The keynote will ask you to reflect on how you articulate the purpose of your course to students and how you help them understand their development as thinkers, problem-solvers, and communicators.

How much time do you spend reinforcing the WHY of general education to students? When students understand that the primary purpose of college is not just to learn discrete job skills but to “become a learner” who can adapt to a changing world for years to come—they find more meaning in general education classes and in every college course.

Interested in learning more about how the purpose of general education is explained to students entering Boise State? View this short video about Becoming a Learner or read this short essay summarizing the book’s message: “Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education.”