Seminars, Retreats, and Workshops

Upcoming and Fall 2016

Past events 2015

Ken Bain Faculty Coffee and Chat

May 14, 2015

Harvard’s Eric Mazur

Friday, January 16, 2015  9 AM - 1 PM

Fall 2014

Faculty Workshop with Helen Sword: Habits of Highly Productive Writers
Thursday, October 16, 2014
4:00-7:00 PM

October 2, 2014; 7:00 PM, Chapin Auditorium

Jennifer Finney Boylan
She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Cosponsored by the Offices of the President, Dean of the College and Dean of Faculty

Thursday, September 11 at 4:30, 203 Shattuck Hall

“Responding to ESOL writing: Making feedback effective and manageable”.

Professor Mark Shea, ESOL Coordinator. 

Workshop by SAW and the English Department.

Advising & Teaching Retreat
Thursday, August 28
9:00am - 12 noon

New Faculty Orientation
Wednesday, August 27
8:30am - 2:00pm

Spring 2014

Learning Goals Faculty Retreat
Thursday, January 16

Kendade 305

Jose Antonio Bowen "Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning"
Wednesday, March 26  
Library 431
3:00 - 4:00pm    
Develop an e-communication policy and attend to needs of diverse students
4:15 - 5:15pm  
How technology can support the liberal arts and structures needed to support the effort

CK Gunsalus "Navigating Department Dynamics and Difficult Situations"
Thursday, May 8
9:00am - 2:00pm

Past Years Events

Fall 2013

New Faculty Orientation
Wednesday, August 28
8:30am- 12 noon

Teaching & Advising Retreat
Thursday, August 29
8:30am- 12 noon

SAW Coffee Hours for Faculty Working with SAW Mentors
Wednesday, September 4
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Library Atrium

Friday, September 6
9:30 - 10:30 am
Library Atrium

Faculty Retreat on Writing
Wednesday, October 2
4:30 - 7:00 pm

Faculty Workshop on Teaching Writing Intensive Courses
Friday, October 25
10:00 am - 12 noon
Dwight 202

MOOCs, Online Courses, Flipped Classrooms...What's the Difference? (And Why Should We Care?)
Tuesday, November 12
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Faculty Workshop on Grading Papers & Evaluating Writing
Friday, November 22
10:00 am - 12 noon
Dwight 202

Spring 2013

New Faculty Orientation / Part 2
Thursday, January 17
9:00 am - 12 noon, New York Room, Mary Woolley

May Teaching Retreat
Thursday, May 9
9:00 am - 1:00pm, Willits-Hallowell Center

Fall 2012 Events

Opening Advising and Teaching Retreat
Thursday, August 30
9:00 am - 12 noon, Willits-Hallowell

Improving Learning Outcomes
Friday, September 14
12 noon - 1:00 pm, 6H Ciruti

Grading Feedback for Writing and Speaking
Friday, September 21
10:00 am - 11:00 am, Dwight Lounge 201

Vision and Change in Science Teaching
Wednesday, October 3
12 noon - 1:00 pm, Kendade 305

Teaching First Year Seminars
Wednesday, October 17
4:15 pm, Dwight Lounge 201

What's New with Moodle?
Friday, October 19
12 noon, Library 431

Digital Narratives for Second Language Acquisition
Tuesday, October 23
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What's New in the Media Lab?
Friday, November 9
12 noon, Art Building 211

Active Learning and Clickers
Friday, December 14
9:00 am - 11:00 am, Willits-Hallowell

Spring 2012

Our retreat on Wednesday January 18, 2012 Active Teaching and Learning with Dr. Jenny Frederick from Yale University.
Here is a summary from that event.

Three workshops on Pre-Tenure, Post-Tenure, and Faculty of Color
with Kerry Ann Rockquemore
Tuesday, March 20
We hosted workshops with expert Kerry Ann Rockquemore on Pre-Tenure Success, Post-Tenure Success, and Mentoring for Faculty of Color. Ms. Rockquemore is the executive director of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and author of The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure—Without Losing Your Soul. Her website is and she regularly contributes to Inside Higher Education (see:

Fall 2011

New Directions in Teaching and Learning
Opening Advising and Teaching Retreat
Thursday, September 1
We  had a great turn out at our advising and teaching retreat, "New Directions in Teaching and Learning,". We featured Professors Kate Singer, Audrey St. John, and Michael Davis. Past workshops and retreats have focused on Writing and Pedagogy, First-Year Seminars, Global Conferencing, and Community-Engaged Scholarship.