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. 

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!

To submit an EAT Lunch topic, fill out the EAT Proposal Form and the CTL will coordinate the lunch for you.

Past EAT Lunch Topics

  • Engaged Scholars Series: Objects to Inspire Learning, Getting Started with Digital Projects, Inclusive Digital Pedagogy (Jade Davis, Columbia University Libraries), From Proposal to Bookshelf (Beth Bouloukos, Lever Press), What is LACOL?
  • Creating Class Spaces for Difficult Discussions
  • Discover "," an open source annotation tool
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Literary Translation: Translating Roman Comedy for a Modern Audience with Dr. Amy Richlin, Professor of Classics at UCLA
  • Using Role-Playing in Teaching Complex Societies with Dr. Amy Richlin
  • 2-day faculty and staff workshop on Open Access, Digital Dexterity and Inclusive Pedagogy
  • The Davidson Collaboratory: First year takeaways
  • Microaggressions 
  • 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