Experimenting as Teachers (EAT) Lunches

To encourage informal, cross-disciplinary conversations about pedagogy, the 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 who wish to join the conversation. For more information, see EAT Proposal to submit an EAT Lunch topic 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!

Current Topics

  • Redesigning Research Assignments (Workshop): March 30, 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
  • Inclusive Pedagogy: April 7 and May 5; 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Teaching About Racism: A Few Sociocultural Instructional Strategies with Dr. Phia Salter, Texas A&M University

To join an upcoming session, email Ann Fletcher at anfletcher@davidson.edu.

Past Topics

  • 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