Symposiums, Teaching Tables, Faculty Reading Groups, Morning Grinds, support for informal mentoring, etc.

Morning Grind with the CLTR (Spring 2019)

Spring 2019 Mentoring Coffee / Lunch Program

Pre-tenure faculty are welcome to invite a tenured faculty member to coffee or lunch on campus to discuss teaching and/or scholarship.  The two faculty members may be from different departments / programs.  Please contact rchapin@colgate.edu *before* meeting to let us know of your plans and to obtain a budget code.


Faculty Reading Groups

Almost a tenth of our faculty participated in a Faculty Reading Group in 2016-2017.  CLTR will again support Faculty Reading Groups in 2018-2019, with more information to come early in the spring of 2019.

Fall 2018 CLTR Symposiums and Teaching Tables

Lecture and Workshop: Small Teaching

Description:
Research from the learning sciences and from a variety of educational settings suggests that a small number of key principles can improve learning in almost any type of college or university course, from traditional lectures to flipped classrooms. Professor Lang will present a general talk and an interactive workshop to introduce some of those principles. He will offer practical suggestions for how these principles might foster positive change in higher education teaching and learning, and guide faculty participants to consider how these principles might manifest themselves in their current and upcoming courses.

Guest speaker:
James M. Lang, Author of Small Teaching, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College

CLTR Community Discussion

Description:
How can you be a part of this teaching and learning wave? Join us for the next installment in our ongoing conversation about teaching at Colgate. The CLTR will co-host an "unpanel" community discussion.

Facilitators:
Frank Frey, Director of First-Year Seminar Program; Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Karen Harpp, Professor of Geology and Peace and Conflict Studies
Doug Johnson, Associate Professor of Psychology
Margaret Maurer, William Henry Crawshaw Professor of Literature

Healing Justice with Loretta Pyles (SUNY Albany)

Description:
How can academic faculty and athletic coaches help students (and themselves) cope with the pressures of a performance-driven environment, but also transcend that situation towards a cultivation of holistic well-being of body, mind, and (physical and social) environment, including social justice? And what can we learn from each other's experiences and aspirations?

Guest speaker:
Loretta Pyles is a professor in the School of Social Welfare at SUNY Albany, a certified yoga teacher, and an expert on social activism, community organizing, and holistic self-care. Her latest book is Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers (Oxford University Press, 2018). For her one-page "Healing Justice: A Manifesto" from that book, please click Healing Justice A Manifesto.

Reflections on Teaching

Description:
An informal conversation with Lourdes Rojas-Paiewonsky, from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, as she reflects on her teaching career at Colgate.

Facilitator:
Lourdes Rojas-Paiewonsky, Charles A. Dana Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Africana and Latin American Studies; Chair, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures

CLTR Teaching Table

Description:
This teaching table will bring together a cross-section of campus that works closely with students to discuss commonly asked questions by first-year Colgate students. Participants are encouraged to share their own insights or ask questions about supporting first-year students.

Facilitators:
Sarah Courtney, Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising
Frank Frey, Director of First-Year Seminar Program; Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Angela Marathakis, Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services; Assistant Athletic Director
Suzanne B. Spring, Director of OUS Scholars Program; Senior Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric

The Evaluation of Teaching at Colgate

Description:
Please join the CLTR and the dean of the faculty's office for the final installment of the CLTR's Teaching and Learning Symposium. Christopher Vecsey, chair of Colgate's department of religion and the Harry Emerson Fosdick Professor of the humanities and Native American studies, will talk with us about the evaluation of teaching at Colgate.

Facilitator:
Christopher Vecsey, Harry Emerson Fosdick Professor of the Humanities and Native American Studies in the Department of Religion; Chair, Department of Religion