Fall 2018 Events

Bard’s Center for Faculty and Curricular Development (CFCD) offers programs and support for faculty at all stages in their teaching and professional development. Regular events include lunchtime discussions, programming for new faculty, reading groups, publishing panels, classroom observations, and more. 

CFCD Fellows Common Room Hours

CFCD Faculty Fellows Laura Kunreuther and Dominique Townsend will hold weekly Common Room hours on Fridays, from 1pm to 3pm in the CFCD Faculty Common Room (Hegeman 204B). If you would like to schedule time to meet with Laura or Dominique individually outside of these hours, please contact them directly. (kunreuth@bard.edu, dtownsend@bard.edu)

If you don’t yet have access to the CFCD Faculty Common Room, please write to Emmett Shoemaker (eshoemaker@bard.edu).

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 promptly at 12:00 noon and end by 1:00 p.m. The cost of lunch is covered by CFCD.

Week 1           Three Things to Do in the First Week of Classes 
                       Monday, September 3, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 2:          Best Practices for Dynamic Classroom Discussion
                       Tuesday, September 11, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 3           Commenting on Student Work
                       Tuesday, September 18, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 4           Title IX: Separating Myth from Fact
                       Tuesday, September 25th, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 5           Working with Underrepresented Students
                       Monday, October 1, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 6           [Fall break – no lunch]

Week 7           You, Too, Can Compose Efficient & Effective Crite Sheets!
                       Monday, October 15, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 8           Open Topic: Stop by with any question, concern, dilemma,
                       assignment, or student paper that you’d like to discuss. Or just
                       stop by to chat and have lunch.
                       Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 13         Tips for Advising Day 
                       Monday, November 26, 12:00 – 1:00
                       Note: Advising Day is the following Wednesday, 12/5.


Common Room Conversation: Get your book published! Hear from Bard faculty about their experiences.  
Friday, September 28, 1:30 – 3pm. Faculty Common Room, Hegeman 204 
Following up from our publishing panel with book editors last spring, we are holding an informal conversation with Bard faculty to discuss how each has moved through the book publishing world.  Three Bard faculty, at different stages and with different presses, will speak about their process from approaching editors to securing a contract to copy editing stage to completion.  Maria Cecire will speak as a junior faculty in the final stages of finishing a book.  Allison McKim will speak about her book that came out last year.  Rob Culp will speak about the differences and similarities between publishing a first and a second book.  Please do come to learn from and with us.  Feel free to bring questions and your own experiences that may be relevant to others.  Light snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages available.


CFCD Co-sponsored Events

ELAS Info Kickoff Session
Monday September 24th
Finberg Library
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Now in the eighth semester of supporting Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences (ELAS) courses, the Bard Center for Civic Engagement and CFCD invites you to our annual ELAS kickoff information session, designed particularly for faculty who plan to teach or who are interested in developing ELAS courses.  ELAS classes, and engagement in particular, have consistently been identified with strong learning outcomes and significant student enthusiasm for learning.

This session is open to ALL faculty, no previous experience necessary.  Learn more about how to include engagement in your courses from Bard faculty who have taught ELAS courses and meet the staff that provides support and resources for ELAS faculty.  All faculty are encouraged to participate: we have had courses in every division of the college.  We offer about a dozen or more a term. For a complete list, go to: http://www.bard.edu/cce/programs/liberalarts/

Designing and Teaching Experimental Humanities Courses: Digital Methods and Beyond
Friday, November 2nd
the Center for Experimental Humanities, New Annandale House
Prof. Maria Sachiko Cecire (Director the Center for Experimental Humanities) and current EH faculty from across the College will share their experiences and provide examples of the diverse “practice-rich” assignments that they’ve designed and used in their courses, both in collaboration with Center for Experimental Humanities staff and on their own. Topics of discussion will include how to create digital and analog assignments that provide maximal impact while minimizing the investment of faculty time; best approaches to assessing nontraditional projects; the benefits and limitations of digital humanities work; and what assistance the Center for EH can offer faculty and staff in their course development.


Archive of Past Events