Faculty Retreat 2020

The 2020 Faculty Retreat is a place for the faculty and other invited members of the university community to share their pedagogies for serving the people of the City’s University: SF State.

To Serve the People: Pedagogies for the City's University

Event Details

Where: Annex 1, SF State Main Campus
When: January 23, 2020
Who: All lecturer faculty, tenured/tenure track faculty, administrators, and their invited staff who directly support teaching


Plenary Speakers: The Plenary will feature Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Jeff Duncan-Andrade, faculty from the College of Ethnic Studies who are national leaders in liberatory pedagogies in service to the community.

Focused Remarks by President Lynn Mahoney and Provost Jennifer Summit: The Provost’s Introduction and the President’s Closing Remarks will frame the Winter Retreat theme in the context of the University’s mission, the Academic Master Plan project, the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies, and the Student Success Graduation Initiative 2025.

Project-based Tables: This year's retreat will engage those who teach, and those who directly support teaching, in project-based discussions and table-top workshops to build momentum on multiple initiatives that foster pedagogies for inclusive excellence in all its forms. Tables will be led by representatives from a variety of service-oriented initiatives, such as CEETL Teaching and Learning Communities (TLCs), DUEAP Student Success in the Majors (SSM) projects, Undergraduate Research, Service Learning, and additional affinity groups.

Celebration Reception: A celebration and showcase of research, scholarship, and creative activities in 2017-2019 will recognize and value these contributions.





Registration, Breakfast & Table Topic Fair

Take this time to visit the different tables to learn more about their topics.


Welcome & Introductions

Wei Ming Dariotis

Join the table that corresponds to the topic you have chosen for the day. You are encouraged to remain with this group for the morning and afternoon sessions.


Opening Remarks

Provost Jennifer Summit



Plenary Speakers

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Jeff Duncan-Andrade



Post-Plenary Discussion

Facilitated at each table by their table-top leads.

Engage with your table-mates in a guided discussion that builds upon the ideas presented in the opening remarks, as they relate to the initiatives, projects and themes represented at your table. 



Gather together to share a meal, build community, and honor the synergistic relationship between the university and our city.


Table-top Workshops

Facilitated at each table by their table-top leads

Return to your table to participate in a project-based discussion or table-top workshop focused on your chosen Teaching and Learning Community, Student Success in the Majors grant, or Affinity Group.





Presidential Address

President Lynn Mahoney



Celebration Reception

Complimentary wine, beer, sparkling water, and hors d’oeuvres

Join your colleagues for a reception to celebrate the productive discussions of the day and the scholarly and creative achievements of the past year. 



Reasonable Accommodations

The SF State Faculty Retreat welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.