Integrating Students into your Research

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Camp & Andy Reiter

Faculty across divisions incorporate students into their research--in labs and studios, as research assistants, and as co-authors on publications. These interactions can bring benefits to faculty and students alike, but there are many challenges and even professional drawbacks to doing so.

Disability in the Classroom: Bias, Differential Expectations, and Inclusion

Oct. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amber Douglas

This conversation will focus on exploring hidden or unintentional biases within the classroom toward students with disabilities. We will discuss how as faculty we work toward inclusion of all students while maintaining academic rigor and meeting our pedagogical goals.

Faculty Workshop with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Nov. 2, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
To be announced

Former Dean of Faculty and Acting President of Mount Holyoke College, and Ninth President of Spelman College (2002-2015), Dr. Tatum is widely recognized as a race relations expert and leader in higher education.  Her areas of research include racial identity development, and the role of race in the classroom. She is the author of “Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation ‘ (2007) and “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race” (1997) as well as “Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community” (1987).


Nov. 17, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Eva Paus, Catherine Corson, Kirk Lange, Alan Bloomgarden, David Hernandez

What Are Grades For?

Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Grillo

Grades are so much a part of our academic culture that we often don’t ask ourselves what purposes they serve. Are we using them to compare students’ achievements against each other, or are we using them to measure students’ progress towards specific criteria? How do grades affect student motivation and learning? What does research say about the uses and usefulness of grades? Come share your thoughts, experiences and questions about the role of grades in teaching and learning.