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Experimenting as Teachers (EAT) Lunches

To encourage informal, cross-disciplinary conversations about pedagogy, 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

Microaggressions student panel

Tuesday, March 20, 11:05 am-12:05 pm 
Alvarez College Union - Smith 900 Room
The John Crosland Jr. Center for Teaching & Learning is sponsoring a panel of three students (Jacob Hege '18, Isabel Ballester '18 and Itziri Gonzalez-Barcenas '19) hosted by Amanda Martinez, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Sociology to discuss microaggressions, intentional and unintentional slights or insults which communicate hostile or derogatory messages to marginalized groups. Click here for more on the Davidson Microaggressions Project. 

AALAC Workshop on Student Protest and the Liberal Arts

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, 2018
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Explore three issues affecting student activism today: narratives, disruption, and institutional outcomes. This workshop invites faculty from different institutions and disciplines to engage with current student protests, contextualizing them within a longer history of student activism, current political and media landscapes, and the changing institutional conditions of liberal arts colleges. If you are interested in attending this workshop, support is available from an AALAC workshop grant to cover travel expenses and lodging. Please contact Linus Owens or Catia Confortini. 

The Davidson Collaboratory: First year takeaways

Faculty EAT Lunch
May 8 11:05 am-12:05 pm
Open Tutoring Classroom, Center for Teaching & Learning
This year, four professors—Annie Merrill, Barbara Lom, Shelley Rigger and Suzanne Churchill—offered students a new way to learn as part of the Davidson Collaboratory. Join Collaboratory faculty and staff as they discuss how the Collaboratory came to be and share experiences from the first year. Lunch provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Ann Fletcher.

Faculty Workshop on Digital Dexterity, Inclusive Pedagogy and Open Access

Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30, 2018
John Crosland, Jr. Center for Teaching & Learning, EH Little Library
The Center for Teaching & Learning, Library, and Technology and Innovation (T&I) have focused 2017-18 faculty development programming in three areas: digital dexterity, inclusive pedagogy, and open access. We will conclude the year with a two-day workshop that will allow faculty and staff to explore these areas in greater depth. Faculty participants will receive an honorarium. Email Ann Fletcher to register.

Past Topics

  • Understanding fair use of copyrighted material
  • Cultural Biases in Rhetorical Evaluation
  • Learning about LACOL (Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning)
  • 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