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    Library Rm 220
    P. O. Box 13055, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Teaching Circles: Fall 2012


The information below shows a preview of the Fall 2012 circles and descriptions.  Sign-ups will officially begin when the semester starts. Send an email to to sign up.  Unless otherwise posted, circles will meet in the TEC conference room (Library 220c). [Archive of Previous Circles]

More information on these circles will be added as it becomes available.


Day and Time Facilitator Topic or Semester Theme
Oct. 11, Nov 8, Dec 6, TEC, noon-1PM
Moore & Foster
Teaching - A Great Gig
Oct 17, Nov 7, Dec 5, TEC, noon-1PM
Grad Student Gathers
Parenthood Jugggle
Oct 2 and Nov 6, Starbuck's BPSC, 5:30 PM
Savoy & Rich Rice
Teaching Tips

Circle Descriptions:

Teaching- What a Great Gig! This circle led by John Moore (Chemistry) and Patricia Foster (Psychology) focuses on those early in their teaching careers. We will be discussing teaching methods that work, viewing some short video segments on teaching, and sharing some good stories/suggestions/ and collegiality along the way. Don't be surprised if there are some laughs as well because this is also a great place to share those student stories that make us do what we do.  And since this is a noontime meeting, bring your lunch.

Teaching Tips This circle is led by Sarah Savoy (Psychology) and Kim Rich Rice (Social Work). The circle is generally using McKeachie's Teaching Tips but participants can choose topics and it is not required to read the book beforehand. We meet by the Starbuck's in the BPSC at 5:30 PM.

Parenthood Juggle This circle is led by Heather Olson Beal (Secondary Education/Educational Leadership).  The emphasis is on discussing/commiserating with other faculty who are also parents of young children.  They plan Sundays in the park, Morning Coffee, a Rountable Discussion, and a Pool Party.  Look for entries in the calendar that indicate PJ.