Helping Students Make the Link: Academics and Post-Graduation Plans with Liz Lierman
Many students hope to connect their academic pursuits with their plans for the future, presenting opportunities for collaboration between faculty and career advisors. In this session, faculty and representatives from the CDC will discuss ways to help students connect their classroom experiences to career opportunities.
Open Classrooms Week
Please join us for Open Classrooms Week! February 25 – March 1, 2019
A week-long event for faculty to open their classes and create opportunities for colleagues to explore new pedagogies, spark conversations across disciplines, and check out technologies and materials.
Who is in Charge Here? Authority in the Classroom with Ali Aslam
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
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
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.
Teaching Race Across the Color Barrier with Keith Hamilton Cobb & Kim Weild
Advising Check In with Amber Douglas and Jon Western
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
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.