Spring 2019 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. 

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.

All lunches take place in the Faculty Dining Room  

Week 1: Lecturing in the Digital Age

Tuesday, January 29, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 2: Interpreting Your CaFE Forms

Monday, February 4, 12:00 – 1:00

Thinking of Teaching a Big Ideas Course?

Wednesday, February 6:  12:00-1:30

Week 3: Student Presentations

Monday, February 11, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 4: Small Groups, Peer Review, and Reading Groups

Tuesday, February 19, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 5: Inclusive Pedagogy

Monday, February 25, 12:00 – 1:00

Week 6: Open Topic: Bring your questions, dilemmas, conundrums, or just join us for lunch.

Monday, March 4, 12:00 – 1:00


Reading Groups

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 in weeks 2-6 (Feb. 5 through March 12) [This group is now full]


April Reading Group (meets for four weeks after spring break)

Details TBA


Other Events & Programming — Coming Soon!


Faculty Research Groups have formed and will be meeting throughout the spring. The CFCD Common Room is available (but note it cannot be reserved).


Additional workshops and activities are still in the works, including our second “10-Day Writing Challenge” (February 18 – March 1), an event for faculty on public writing (March 28), a working session on inclusive pedagogy (date TBA), and our end-of-semester NCFDD event, “Every Summer Needs a Plan” (May). Additional details about all of these events are coming soon.