Fall 2017 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. Below you will find information on (1) two special events, (2) our regular series of “lightning lunches” and Thursday “Wine, Cheese, & Pedagogy” Conversations, (3) events for new and pre-tenure faculty, and (4) our fall semester faulty & staff reading group. 

Special Events

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for CFCD Faculty Common Room
Reception 5:15 – 6:30
Monday, September 18
CFCD Faculty Common Room (Hegeman 204B)

Join us as we inaugurate our new CFCD space! More details coming soon.

Google Hangout: Best Practices for Collaborative Learning
Tuesday, September 26, 8.30 am EST.

This Google Hangout offers a discussion of different techniques for using collaborative learning inside and outside the classroom. Sample group activities, assignments, and rubrics will be shared, as well as reflections on successful and less-than-successful past experiences. Together, we’ll brainstorm ideas for addressing some of the challenges of having students work together in meaningful and productive ways.

 **Please note: This chat is limited to 12 streaming sites, so if you are interested in joining this online chat, please email Celia Bland at bland@bard.edu to reserve a spot. Adhaar will be sending around some hand-outs before we meet.

Conversation & Reception: Teaching Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences
Monday, October 2
CFCD Workshop 5:00-6:00
Cocktail Reception 6:00-7:00
CFCD Faculty Common Room (Hegeman 204B)

Now in the sixth semester of supporting Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences (ELAS) courses, the Bard Center for Civic Engagement invites you to our annual ELAS kickoff session. This session is open to all faculty; no previous experience is necessary.  Learn more about how to include engagement in your classes from Bard faculty teaching ELAS courses and meet the staff that provides support and resources for ELAS faculty.  Faculty from all divisions encouraged to participate.  ELAS promotes creative approaches to engagement in the classroom by linking coursework and critical thinking skills with civic engagement activities that contextualize course materials and enhance learning.  

Lightning Lunches & Thursday Conversations

All lunches are in the FDR French Room unless otherwise noted; Thursday events are in the CFCD Faculty Common Room (Hegeman 204B).

Week 1

Tips for Structuring a Single Class Meeting (80-Minute & Longer)
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Monday, September 4

Wine, Cheese, & Pedagogy: Gender & Pronouns in the Classroom
CFCD Common Room
Thursday, September 7, 4:40-6:00

Week 2

Commenting on Student Work
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Tuesday, September 12

Wine, Cheese & Pedagogy: Getting Senior Projects off to a Good Start
CFCD Common Room
Thursday, September 14, 4:40-6:00

Week 3

Collaborative Learning Strategies: Using Small Groups
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Monday, September 18

Week 4

The Academic Success of Under-Represented Students
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Tuesday, September 26

Week 5

Tips on Writing Crite Sheets
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Monday, October 2

Week  6  [Fall Break this week; no event]

Week 7

Preventing and Responding to Plagiarism
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Monday, October 16

Wine, Cheese, & (Inclusive) Pedagogy: Classroom Strategies for Inclusive Pedagogy
CFCD Common Room
Thursday, October 19, 4:40 – 6:00

Week  8  [Grades due this Friday; no event]

Week 9

Understanding the Mind of the 18-22 Year Old
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Monday, October 30

Week 14  [Advising Day is next week: Wednesday, Dec. 13]

Tips for Efficient & Effective Advising Day
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Tuesday, December 5

Events for First and Second-Year Faculty

Grant Writing
Monday, September 25, 5:30-6:30 (location TBA)

Jumpstarting Your Professional Network
October 16, 5:30-6:30 (location TBA)

Preparing for 3rd-Year Review
Monday, November 6, 5:30-6:30 (location TBA)

Faculty & Staff Reading Group

This fall, Ariana Gonzalez Stokas, Dean of Inclusive Excellence, will lead a CFCD Reading Group focused on The Future of Whiteness. We hope to host the author, Linda Alcoff Martin, for an event in (roughly) week 10.  NOTE: This reading group is currently full.

Click here for an archive of past events.

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Contact Info: For additional information, to set up a one-on-one consultation, or to schedule a visit as part of our program of open classrooms, please contact Deirdre D’Albertis (dalbertis@bard.edu), Philip Pardi (pardi@bard.edu), Adhaar Desai (ndesai@bard.edu), or Emily McLaughlin (mclaughl@bard.edu).