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August 29th, 2013 by Eric

Faculty Lounge

Lamson Rm. 113

Hours Open:

Monday- Friday


Can reserve for meetings!

Have a question? Email us:
Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #47B
Plymouth, NH 03264

CETL Summer Symposium Presenter’s Material

June 16th, 2015 by Melinda

Here are some of the materials that presenter’s used during their 45 minute discussions:


Christin Chenard ~ OER Resource Roundup 


Michael Davidson ~ Advanced look at the next library website


Annie Hagar ~ Problem Solving: an everyday, life-long skill 


Christian Bisson ~ Creating Adventure in the Classroom    Personal Learning Contract

                              AP3320.01 – Syllabus Spring 2011        AP2210 – Syllabus Spring 2015 


Sandra McBournie ~ Contemplative Mind: Practice for Student, Teacher, and Self

Summer Reading and Conversation with Author

May 11th, 2015 by Melinda

Please join the campus community in summer reading and conversation:

Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out
by David Gelles   

Discussion with the author
Wednesday, July 22nd from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Frost Commons

Copies of the book are available online and at the on-campus bookstore.
A few copies will be available on reserve in Lamson Learning Commons.
Campus bookstore will have them for sale at the July 22 event.

This event is a collaboration among Healthy PSU, College of Business Administration, Contemplative Pedagogy Group, & CETL

2015 – Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and Procedures

April 21st, 2015 by Melinda

Presenters: Provost Julie Bernier and the Promotion & Tenure Advisory Group

During this program Provost Bernier and members from the P&T Advisory Group will review Promotion and Tenure guidelines, procedures, and levels of expectation. Faculty members who have been tenured/promoted recently or are currently engaged in the process will share their experience and tips for gathering, organizing, and presenting documentation in support of their application.
While all Plymouth State Faculty are invited to this program, non-tenured faculty are especially encouraged to attend.
If your department has written criteria for Promotion and Tenure, please bring this material along with you.
Refreshments will be available. 
Interested in this event send an email to: 
Wednesday April 29th 3-5 p.m. in Frost Commons

“Engagement” Pot Luck Lunch

April 21st, 2015 by Melinda

Reporting Back: Your Faculty Day Participation in Action

High-impact educational practices at PSU was the focus of Faculty Day in August 2014.

During presentations, panel discussions, real-time survey, and a “film story board” activity, we defined the concepts of “engaged learning” and “high-impact educational practices,” provided examples of faculty members who do this kind of work with their students, developed a sense of the amount of time and effort devoted to engaged learning, and discussed how we as an engaged learning community want to communicate about what makes PSU special. In the course of that discussion, we outlined a number of suggestions and proposals for advancing our goals.  The purpose of this pot luck lunch and discussion is to revisit those questions, provide an update on what we have accomplished over the course of this academic year, discuss major initiatives associated with high-impact educational practices, view the videos that we created in the spirit of the faculty week discussion, and share ideas about pedagogy and programs.


1) Provide an update on accomplishments since faculty week

2) View the videos that have been created in the spirit of faculty

3) Discuss major initiatives related to high-impact educational practices

4) Share ideas about high impact educational practices


Bring your own brown-bag lunch or a dish to share.

We’ll provide light snacks and beverages.

Tuesday, May 12th 1:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Frost Commons

Developing the Library Unit for the First Year Seminar

April 9th, 2015 by Melinda


Presenter: Anne Jung

This workshop will include a presentation by Anne Jung, our Librarian, on what we teach and how we teach the library unit in FYS.  There will be time for questions and discussion about the course in general. The time to plan for next year is definitely here! We look forward to you joining us.

Tuesday April 21st 2:30 OR

Wednesday April 22nd 12:30

Frost Conference Room


ePortfolio, Promotion and Tenure “Coffee Talk”

April 1st, 2015 by Melinda

ePortfolio Presenter: Marylena Sevigney

Meet other people going up for promotion and tenure, get acquainted with ePortfolio, and bring questions we can share (anonymously) with Deans and the Provost on your behalf.

Thursday April 2nd, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Lamson 113 (Faculty Lounge)

If interested in this event, send an email to: 

Faculty Focus articles

April 1st, 2015 by Melinda

From “Group Work: What Do Students Want from Their Teammates?” to “Strategies to Help Transform Your Online Courses,” the brief yet robust articles at the Faculty Focus archives are certain to offer you food for thought as you strive to improve your teaching and students’ learning. Full text access here:

Archive of Webinars

April 1st, 2015 by Melinda
From “Using Contemplative Practices to Promote Well-Being and Social Justice Awareness” to “Cultivating the Executive Mind: Is Mindfulness the Key to 21st Century Economic Survival?” the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society has been hosting webinars with leaders in contemplative education since 2009. Have a look at their archives here:

Notice: Faculty Lounge at Lamson 113 is OPEN for all instructors!

March 31st, 2015 by Melinda


Karolyn K. working hard in the conference room portion of  the  Faculty Lounge - Lamson 113

Karolyn K. working hard in the conference room portion of the
Faculty Lounge – Lamson 113

Lamson 113 is a comfortable, light-filled, AV equipped room where you can drop in any time between 9-4 to read, relax, and decompress. Make a cup of coffee, drop by any of our nearby offices to chat about your teaching needs, or simply enjoy the time and space to unwind and reflect with others or solo. It is also reservable! Need a beautiful space for eight or fewer people to gather? Contact us! 

Melinda B. enjoying the relaxing side of the  Faculty Lounge - Lamson Rm 113

Melinda B. enjoying the relaxing side of the
Faculty Lounge – Lamson Rm 113

Pedagogy Ideas for the First Year Seminar

March 13th, 2015 by Melinda

Host: Wendy Palmquist

This First Year Seminar instructor workshop will focus on several pedagogical techniques that many who teach the First Year Seminar course have found successful. We will share handouts and talk about what seems to fit well with various topics in the course. This workshop will be helpful for those who will be teaching the course for the first time, for those who are thinking about teaching the course, and even for those who have taught the course before and would like to share techniques.

If you are interested in this event, send an email to: 

Tuesday, April 21th, 2:30p.m. OR

Wednesday, April 22th, 12:30p.m.

Frost Conference Room