Faculty research retreat today

The 2012 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat, organized by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), begins today in the J. Paul Leonard Library. Faculty interested in working with colleagues, including those from other departments, on projects centered on shared interests are invited to attend a retreat aimed at helping them get their ideas off the ground.

A photo of faculty members listening during a presentation.

Faculty members listen during a presentation in the J. Paul Leonard Library on Jan. 23, the first day of the 2013 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Retreat.

Several affinity groups formed during a similar retreat in 2009 subsequently received ORSP funding to continue their work. Groups formed during January's retreat will again be eligible for funding to develop their projects over the next one to two years. More details about the competitive grant process will be provided at the retreat.

Projects resulting from the 2009 retreat included a new center to study human culture and behavior; a program to bring teamwork concepts from jazz into the workplace; a learning community to study language, discourse and social interaction; and a center to promote research conducted in collaboration with the community. Several of the groups involved faculty members from multiple departments.

A full schedule of events is listed on ORSP's website, where faculty can also reserve space to host affinity groups or hold workshops. Faculty with questions may contact Associate Vice President for Research Jaylan Turkkan at jturkkan@sfsu.edu.

-- Jonathan Morales