Past Events

Who is in Charge Here? Authority in the Classroom with Ali Aslam

Feb. 1, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

How do and how should we as teachers respond to the urgent demands made by our students? This Teaching and Learning Seminar will examine what is at stake in these demands and how we as instructors might accommodate these requests, even if they sometimes interrupt our class schedules, so that they might be not just teachable moments but occasions to repair and build trust with our students.

We will discuss how to anticipate such moments during syllabus design and the introductory week of classes each term, offer suggestions on how to respond in the moment, and consider what can done at a campus level to support faculty and students in addressing crisis in the classroom. The insights shared during this meeting were developed by faculty participants in an AALAC seminar entitled “The Pedagogy of Urgency” held at Mt Holyoke last spring.

Community-Based Learning with Alan Bloomgarden

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

In this Talking About Teaching Luncheon workshop, faculty are invited to discuss and review resources and strategies for community-engaged learning and research.

H5P: Interactive Exercises for Moodle, Wordpress, and Beyond with Jean Janecki

Nov. 28, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Language Resource Center, Ciruti

Jean Janecki, Coordinator of the Language Resource Center, will give a technology and teaching workshop/brown bag for faculty and staff on H5P. H5P is a great tool for creating interactive online activities that some instructors on campus are already exploring. Activities can easily be created in/or uploaded to Moodle or WordPres. Paula Debnar will also give a brief overview of how she has successfully incorporated H5P into her Homeric Greek Resources WordPress site.

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Teaching Race Across the Color Barrier with Keith Hamilton Cobb & Kim Weild

Nov. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

Advising Check In with Amber Douglas and Jon Western

Nov. 5, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Blanchard 318

Join fellow faculty and the Dean of Faculty and Dean of Studies offices to discuss liberal arts advising. We will focus on making the move from transactional to transformational advising and have time to discuss how the semester is going.

Writing Assignment Idea Share

Oct. 12, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
318 Blanchard Hall

In this Talking about Teaching luncheon workshop session, faculty are invited to come together and share ideas about writing assignments that have worked well for them, troubleshoot less-successful assignments, and work together to develop new ideas.

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Questioning Assumptions: The Hidden Curriculum with James Harold and Liz Markovits

Sep. 14, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
318 Blanchard Hall

What do we assume students already know? What unintentional messages are we sending students? Join this Talking about Teaching luncheon workshop to participate in the conversation.

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Teaching and Scholarship Renewal Workshops 2018- REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

May. 14, 2018 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
May. 15, 2018 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
May. 16, 2018 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

Keynote speaker, May 15: Stephen Brookfield, author of The Skillful Teacher and Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Breakfast (8:30am) and Lunch (12:15pm) will be served each day, Registration required

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What's the big idea? Using Learning Goals for Inclusion

Apr. 6, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Sarah Frenette

Identifying desired results related to the learning goals of a course helps educators craft courses, classes, assessments and assignments that lead to understanding. In this session, we will share the desired results that we have for our own courses and work backwards to investigate actions that support reaching those outcomes. Feel free to bring one of your course descriptions or syllabi along to the workshop.

Teaching & Learning Within the Community: Getting Started with CBL -- POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

Mar. 2, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Alan Bloomgarden

How do CBL courses work and where can you start? Come hear from faculty with CBL experience and find out what supports there are for this work, as well as what kinds of programs and organizations CBL is already working with. Faculty will have a chance to explore how CBL might work for their course and what models—including individual student project and whole course plans--they might use.


Pedagogy Roundtable: Anti-Slavery Literature and Its Legacies

Feb. 23, 2018 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

Join our distinguished panelists for a conversation about classroom approaches to 19th-century anti-slavery literature in the current era of the Black Lives Matter movement at 1:00 pm. Registration required for the luncheon from 12:30-1:00 only.

Presented by the Five Colleges Seminar on Global Cultures of the Long 19th Century, panelists on the pedagogy roundtable include: Frances Botkin (English, Towson University); Kimberly Juanita Brown (English & Africana Studies, Mount Holyoke College); Sean Gordon (English, UMass Amherst)
; and Patricia Matthew (English, Montclair State University)

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