Archive of Past Events

Spring 2017 Events

(1) Lightning Lunches:

“Lightning Lunches,” designed to fit into 45-55 minutes, focus on a specific theme and are held throughout the semester in the French Room of the Faculty Dining Room (FDR). Grab your lunch and join us: we begin at 12:00 noon and end by 1:00 p.m. The cost of lunch is covered by CFCD.

  • Week 1: Getting off to a Good Start (Monday, 1/30)
  • Week 2: Interpreting your CAFÉ Forms (Tuesday, 2/7)
  • Week 3: Grading with Rubrics (Tuesday, 2/14)  [Location: President’s Room in Kline]
  • Week 4: Advising Senior Projects: Best Practices and Proven Tricks (Monday, 2/20)
  • Week 5: How to get the Most out of Student Presentations (Tuesday, 2/28)
  • Week 6: Introduction to Google Classroom (Monday, 3/6)

 + Follow-up workshop on Google Classroom (Thursday, 3/9, time and place TBA). This workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to work with Google Classroom on your own laptop.

  • Week 13: Tips on Advising (Tuesday, 4/25; Advising Day is the following week)

(2) Events for New and Pre-Tenure Faculty

These events are designed for faculty in their first three years at the College. Refreshments are provided.

  • Welcome and Orientation: Wednesday, February 1, 11:00-1:00, Alumni Center (catered lunch)
  • The Inclusive Classroom (part II), Monday, March 27, 5:00-6:30 (location TBA)
  • Open Classrooms (please contact us if you would like to visit/observe a class)

(3) Faculty Workshop:  How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy

Faculty and administrators are invited to participate in a half-day National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Workshop, “Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy,” on Friday, March 3rd from 1-5 PM in Finberg House.  This workshop is designed both for junior AND senior faculty, addressing the factors that contribute to professional productivity as well as work-life balance.  NCFDD is at the forefront of conversations in higher education about supporting inclusive excellence in academe.  You may recognize the name of NCFDD president, Kerry Ann Rockquemore, from her popular Inside Higher Ed column. Collectively sponsored by the Dean of the College, the Associate Dean of the College, CFCD, and the Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Bard’s workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Rosemarie A. Roberts of Connecticut College.  Please register online for this event at: 

(4) Reading Groups 

CFCD reading groups offer an opportunity for faculty to read, think, and discuss important issues related to teaching, learning, and/or research. This year, the focus of these groups is on issues of race, identity, and gender, and in particular on the ways these concerns invite us to re-think how we teach. Space is limited; RSVP’s are required. We meet weekly during weeks 2 through 7 of the semester, thereby ending before spring break. We ask faculty to commit to attending all of the meetings of their group. Details about the pace of readings and the location coming will be announced ahead of the first meeting. If interested, email Philip Pardi at <>.

  • Group #1: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria (Beverly Tatum). Fridays, 12:30-2:00.
  • Group #2: Everyday Anti-Racism (ed. Pollock) and Teaching to Transgress (bell hooks). Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30.