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Experimenting as Teachers (EAT) Lunches

To encourage informal, cross-disciplinary conversations about pedagogy, the John Crosland Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers new food for thought: "Experimenting As Teachers" (EAT) Lunches. When a pedagogical topic occurs to you, the CTL will buy a private, informal lunch for you and up to seven faculty members who wish to join the conversation. To submit an EAT Lunch topic, fill out the EAT Proposal Form and the CTL will coordinate the lunch for you.

Once you submit the online form, the CTL will announce your topic in the soonest possible VPAA newsletter and invite others to join. With your assistance, the CTL selects participants from those who express interest. Lunch provided in the CTL.

Ideally, participants will be a selection of friendly, engaged colleagues from a variety of disciplines, perhaps some you've never met from other departments of the college. Let the EATing begin!

Upcoming Events

Cultural Biases in Rhetorical Evaluation

Thursday, Jan. 18, Common Hour 11:05 am-12:05 p.m.
Open Tutoring Classroom, CTL, EH Little library
CTL Speaking Center director Kevin Marinelli leads faculty workshop in some of the class, ethnic, gender, racial and regional biases that potentially inform interpretation and evaluation of student speech and writing. Lunch provided. RSVP to

Learning about LACOL (Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning)

Tuesday, Jan. 23, Common Hour 11:05 am-12:05 p.m.
Knobloch Alvarez Union-Sprinkle Room
Davidson College recently became a member of LACOL (Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning)—a prestigious and effective group of liberal arts colleges investigating the future of digital learning. LACOL director Elizabeth Evans shares information about LACOL efforts. Lunch provided. RSVP to

Past Topics

  • Learning in the Open: Teaching with Social Media (and avoiding disaster) with Dr. Bonnie Stewart, Director, Edactive Technologies, Inc.
  • Textbook Alternatives/Library Resources
  • Specifications Grading
  • Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Teaching About Racism: A Few Sociocultural Instructional Strategies with Dr. Phia Salter, Texas A&M University
  • Redesigning Research Assignments (Workshop)
  • Digesting Fake News
  • Implicit Biases and their Implications with Dr. Luis Rivera, Rutgers University
  • Evaluating Group Presentations
  • Policy Memo Assignments
  • How to Maximize Student Engagement in Classes Greater than 25 Students
  • Discussion in the Classroom
  • Teaching Strategies to Improve Performance of Women and Minority Students
  • Environmental Cues that Signal Inclusion vs. Exclusion of Women and Minorities in the Classroom
  • Teaching Cases
  • Fostering a Culture of Risk-Taking and Honesty in the Classroom
  • Balancing Depth and Breath in College Teaching
  • Approaches to and Experiences Related to Teaching in Studio D