All Boise State University instructors and staff are invited to attend the 2020 University Foundations Faculty Summit from 12:30-4 p.m. Friday, April 3.
Colleagues will be discussing how Boise State’s foundational courses can help students know more, do more and become more. Adjunct faculty and graduate assistants who attend the plenary keynote and a breakout session will receive a $100 stipend.
The opening plenary will include a keynote address by visiting scholar Matthew L. Sanders, author of “Becoming a Learner,” a short book read in all of Boise State’s UF 100 sections. This keynote will focus on how all faculty can reinforce the purpose and value of foundational courses.
The plenary will be followed by a breakout session with faculty by disciplinary categories. The closing awards ceremony will recognize some of the outstanding (and often overlooked) teaching done in Boise State’s foundational classes.
Boise State’s foundational courses make up about one-third of every student’s degree. Organizers hope instructors will attend and encourage others to attend this annual event focused on making these courses exceptional.