RSCA in Five: Faculty Short Talks

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RSCA in Five: Faculty Short Talks foster a spirit of cross-campus collaboration among SJSU faculty. We invite RSCA in Five talks (five minutes, five slides) that address the featured topic directly as well as those that address assumptions and/or limitations with methods of determining knowledge about the topic. Talks are held quarterly on the first Friday of the month from 10:30 am to 1 pm.

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Black Scholars Matter - December 3, 2021, 10:30 am to 1 pm

Across the American higher education landscape, Black/African American faculty members are underrepresented in tenure track/tenured positions, and overrepresented in contingent faculty positions.  Tenure at many American universities is often decided on a faculty member's RSCA productivity.  The Office of Research at SJSU is committed to supporting the research agendas of its Black/African American faculty to ensure successful tenure & promotion. We are also committed to positioning our lecturers to be competitive for tenure track positions at SJSU and beyond. This event aims to highlight the scholarly activities of Black/African American faculty at SJSU, foster discussion, and encourage RSCA collaboration across disciplines. We invite RSCA talks by Black/African American faculty representing a wide range of academic disciplines (STEM, Humanities and the Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Education etc.).

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Sustainable Futures and Earth Systems Science - February 4, 2022, 10:30 am to 1 pm

We invite RSCA in Five talks that address sustainability from an earth system perspective including climate, marine, fire, ecosystem science, human rights, and environmental justice.

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Ethnic Studies Education: New educational models for equity, diversity and inclusion - May 6, 2022, 10:30 am to 1pm

Using cultural experiences to frame new social understandings of how students learn and how we teach is an essential part of SJSU’s vision of Ethnic Studies Education. We invite RSCA in Five talks that address how to create equitable, inclusive, and culturally-resonant educational practices that enable students to draw upon both their community and academic identities.

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