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. 


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). 

Please await more info on 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.   



Reading Group #2 

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed

Tuesdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the Kline French Room (April 9 through May 14

[This group is now full]


You are invited to participate in

Hacer Escuela/Inventing School

Rethinking the Pedagogy of Critical Theory

A sub-project of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant: Critical Theory in the Global South

Workshop II

Friday March 29, 11:00am-6:00pm

Saturday March 30, 11:15am-6:00pm

West Chester University
Philadelphia Campus
701 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Participation in the workshop is free, but to help with our planning please register online


(a detailed program is attached)

Tamara Anderson (WE Caucus and Melanated Educators Collective)

Floridalma Boj Lopez (California State University, Los Angeles)

Angela Crawford (WE Caucus and Melanated Educators Collective)

Sandy Grande (Connecticut College)

Davíd Morales (Colectivo Zapatista, San Diego)

Rónké A. Òké (West Chester University)

Flavio Pereira Barbosa (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra)

Lia Pinheiro Barbosa (Universidade Estadual do Ceará)

Wayne Yang(University of California, San Diego)


An initiative of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fordham University, West Chester University, in association with the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society (LAPES).


Thursday, March 28

CFCD Common Room Conversation 

Scholarly Writing for a Broader Public with Book Critic Parul Sehgal

Sponsored by the Calderwood Foundation

Please join Parul Sehgal and interested faculty in the Common Room at 4:00pmfor a conversation about writing and publishing beyond the academy. Discuss methods for addressing broader audiences and avenues for publication. Parul Sehgal is a book critic at The New York Times. She was previously a senior editor and a columnist at the New York Book Review. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic, the New Yorker, Slate, and Bookforum, among other publications. She has been a featured speaker at TED and was awarded the Nona Balakian Award from the National Book Critics Circle for her criticism. 


10 More Days of Daily Writing 

Faculty Common Room

February 25 – March 8 from 9-10 am

Starting February 25, join Dominique Townsend and other interested colleagues in the Common Room before the start of your teaching day, Monday-Friday from 9-10 am. We’ll set a timer for a 45 minute writing session beginning at 9:15. There will be coffee, quiet camaraderie, and the gentle murmur of fingertips on keyboards. On Day1 we’ll discuss our plans, and on Day10we’ll reflect briefly on what we accomplished. If there are days when you need to arrive late or can’t come to the morning session, no problem! Just be sure to reserve an hour on your calendar to write that dayto keep up your momentum. Please RSVP to Ben Chinsena bchinsena@bard.edu if you’d like to join this collegial effort to write regularly during the semester. All are welcome. 


Reading Group #1 

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]


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