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Skidmore College
Center for Leadership, Teaching and Learning (CLTL)

Announcements and News

Funding for New Black Studies Courses  

We are pleased to announce that due to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation—for a three-year grant: Africana Studies and the Humanities at Skidmore: Transnational Explorations in Social Justice—we are able to offer stipends of $1,000 to faculty who successfully create courses cross-listed with the Black Studies Program (BST).  Note that in order to be compensated you need to submit a Guidelines Form to the BST Advisory Board by November 1, 2024, as well as a proposal to Curriculum Committee (CC) by December 15, 2024. Stipends cannot be distributed for courses already counting towards the Black Studies minor; however, they could include existing courses with significant revisions. For additional support in developing a course for BST, consider joining one of the Racial Justice Learning Communities offered each semester and piloting the course for the Racial Justice Teaching Challenge. For additional information, please contact Co-PI’s Professor and Director of Black Studies Winston Grady-Willis and Professor of American Studies and CLTL Director Beck Krefting


The Weller Room (Lib 212)

This space devoted to CLTL events is also available for (quiet) workspace each weekday morning from 9:00-12:00 PM. Folks participating in the Scholarly/Creative Endeavors work groups are especially encouraged to use this space before meeting for lunch. Added bonus: it is now fully stocked with coffee, tea, condiments, cleaning supplies, and paper products. Feel free to use supplies but do clean up after yourselves. If you wish to reserve the space for events that advance the CLTL mission, you may submit a request online here.


CLTL Lending Library

The CLTL is excited to introduce the Weller Room Lending Library that will provide faculty with relevant texts on critical pedagogical studies, navigating higher education, DEIJ in the classroom, and universal design learning pedagogies. 

To use the lending library: 

  1. Select the book you want from our wonderful selection.
  2. Fill out the form here.
  3. Enjoy your read and return to Weller Room when finished!