Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning (CLTL)
 

2017-2018 Programs and Events

Featured Events For New Faculty  |  Department Chairs/Program Directors 

IT  Training | Workshops and Staff/Faculty Development


Featured Events

The Center for Research, Learning
and Teaching (CRLT) Players from
the University of Michigan

CRLT Players Follow-up Discussion
(Kelly Sheppard and Kristie Ford)
Date: December 1, 2017
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

IGR Faculty/Staff Workshops
Date: January 16–19, 2018 (details TBA)


December 2017 / January 2018

 

Meeting with Associate Professors
Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

New Faculty Learning Community
Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Scholarly and Creative Endeavors Group (SCE) will host an intensive "boot camp"
Date: January 8-12, 2018
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

The goal of the Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Work Group is to create a supportive community of scholars/practitioners through the sharing of writing, research, and creative portfolios. Depending upon the needs of the participants, this group engages with a range of topics including, but not limited, to discussing scholarship and creative work at various stages of the process, successes and challenges in the classroom, leadership opportunities, career transitions, and mentoring (http://www.skidmore.edu/cltl/sce.php). More details will be forthcoming soon.

Team Based Learning
Date: January 8, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Siena College, Rossetti 225
Facilitators: Elisa Martin (Social work) and Ruth Kassel (ACE/CTL)

Are you wondering what to do with increasing class sizes? Or looking for a way to deepen student engagement with the course content? This course design workshop is for faculty interested in teaching using TBL, the Larry Michaelsen method. Experience the pedagogy and learn strategies to implement in your courses. *There is a concurrent afternoon session for faculty interested in exploring an advance TBL topic. RSVP to Ruth Kassel, email: rkassel@siena.edu. Morning/afternoon coffee & lunch included.

Cultivating Mindful Students
Date: January 9, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Siena College, Rosetti 225
Facilitators: Beth DeAngelis (Women's Center) and Jami Cotler (Computer Science)

Our students bring much more to our classes than we think. Come learn the tools of midfulness, the science behind it, and strategies for incorporating it into your classes. Mindfulness - Any activity that teaches the brain to focus on one object while remaining void of any judgment in the present moment. RSVP to Ruth Kassel, email: rkassel@siena.edu. Morning/afternoon coffee & lunch included.

Research Collaborations in the Community
Date: January 11, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Siena College, Rosetti 225
Facilitators: Ruth Kassel (ACE) and Paul Thurston (ACE/Management)

Join us in a discussion of issues facing this year's partners and develop projects that can be implemented through undergraduate research, class projects, and more! "Big and Thick Data in the Homeless Community" with CARES inc. "Working with Living Museums" - with Underground Railroad History Project. RSVP to Ruth Kassel, email: rkassel@siena.edu. Morning/afternoon coffee & lunch included.

 

For New Faculty

New Faculty Orientation
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor

New Faculty Orientation
Date: September 1, 2017
Time: 11:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor

New Faculty Learning Community
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

New Faculty Learning Community
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 2:30–4 p.m
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

New Faculty Learning Community
Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

New Faculty Learning Community with CAPT
Date: February 9, 2018
Time: 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Department Chairs/Program Directors Workshops

An Overview of the Hiring Process
(Crystal Dea Moore, ADOF; and Saytra Green, Assistant Director for Employment, Compliance and Workforce Diversity)
Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

The faculty and hiring process from filing obtaining approval for the position to filing ATEs and requesting contracts will be covered in this session. Overview of PeopleAdmin, inclusive recruiting and hiring, and strategies for behavior-based interviewing will be discussed.

The Finance and Budget Process for Chairs and Program Directors
(Kelley Patton-Ostrander, Director, Financial Planning & Budgeting; and Loretta Greenholtz, Academic Safety Office and Academic Affairs Space Management/Planning Coordinator)
Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Dining Hall

New Initiatives, Capital Budget, and Operating Budgets will be discussed from the vantage point of Financial Services. Strategies to develop Capital Budget requests will be addressed.

Effective Management Strategies for Working with Your Support Staff
(Crystal Dea Moore, ADOF; and Saytra Green, Assistant Director for Employment, Compliance and Workforce Diversity)
Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 9–10:30 a.m.
Location: Dining Hall

An overview of the performance review process and strategies for more effectively working with support staff will be presented. KRONOS time-keeping system, time-off, and other HR policies as they related to staff will be addressed.

Meeting with Associate Professors
Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

 

Information Technology Training - If you have any questions, please contact Beth DuPont for assistance.

Blackboard Custom Instruction
Date: October 27, November 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Academic Technologies LIB 222

In this open training session, you are free to ask questions and get help with anything that's been troubling you with the Blackboard LMS. Come in for an hour and work on a Blackboard task that you are not confident enough to do on your own. Or simply get a few nagging questions answered. Or use the hour to get some Blackboard class work done without your usual office distractions. It's up to you, choose your own Blackboard adventure.


Creating Visual Learning Objects for Narrative and Documentation
Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Academic Technologies LIB 222

Many tools exist nowadays to record yourself, your voice and/or your computer screen from a camera, webcam, or mobile device. These recordings (or screencasts) afford design and delivery nuances that weave together audio, video, and images. This workshop will provide an overview of the creation process and pose a range of examples and tips for speech delivery practice, documentation, and asynchronous instruction. We will also focus our attention on how and where to post content in order to reach the appropriate audience.


Creating Visually Interesting Graphs with Excel
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: GIS Center LIB 227

Microsoft Excel, usually thought of as a tool for spreadsheets, can also be used as a data visualization tool that can help you create engaging representations of data. We encourage you to bring some data with you to make this a meaningful hands on session.


Creating Your Digital Presence through WordPress
Date: None at this time
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

WordPress is a website creation platform built on the power of freely available open source software. The first half hour will focus on examples of different academic and co-curricular blogs and websites. We will also examine the pros and cons of different web hosting options, from Skidmore Blogs to popular freemiums to creating your own domain. In the second half, we'll brainstorm your ideas and develop a site plan. Please bring materials, images, videos on a thumbdrive or upload them to Skidmore's Box for easy access during the workshop.


Digital Self-Paced Learning and Quizzes
Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Academic Technologies LIB 222

Interested in creating reusable digital self-paced learning activities or quizzes for your classes? Join Ben Harwood and Aaron Kendall as they share some compelling examples and discuss what it takes to build these educational resources.

Transcribing with a Little Help from our AI Friends
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Academic Technologies LIB 222

Have you ever wished for a transcript of a recording, only to realize it would take hours of listening and manually transcribing? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making great strides in creating software that automates the transcription process with a little help and coaching from humans. We will discuss different software and services available to help with transcriptions. Come learn about different options that might assist you with your video and audio archives.


Virtual Collaboration with Zoom!
Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Academic Technologies LIB 222

You may have used WebEx before, however, we recently moved from WebEx to Zoom! Similar to Skype (and WebEx), Zoom is a professional online communication platform complete with real-time audio and video conferencing and a host of productivity and teaching tools. Zoom is super easy to use for online instruction and virtual meetings. Join us for an interactive workshop and learn how to set up your own personal Zoom account.


Visualize your Data through Mapping
Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: GIS Center LIB 227

There are currently many options available for mapping data. How do you choose which best meets your goals? Come learn about two simple approaches to making a digital map. This workshop makes use of existing data, however, we encourage you to bring your own data so we can explore ways to map it and make it accessible online.


Digital Media Creation Basics
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Academic Technologies LIB 222

Have you been thinking about assigning a digital media project in your course, but are overwhelmed at the thought of it? Join Ben Harwood and Ron Taylor as they demystify the process and help you feel confident about introducing digital media projects to your students. This session will review the basics of shooting video, video editing, and how to pull it all together with iMovie.

The Challenges and Benefits of Mobile Technology in the Classroom Workshop (led by Aaron Kendall and Beth DuPont)
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Are you concerned with the increased presence and use of mobile devices in the classroom? Might students be using them to record lectures, text friends outside of class, or even cheat on exams? Come join us in a design thinking workshop meant to stimulate discussion on the place of mobile devices in the classroom. Learn how these devices can be leveraged for more effective teaching, how distractions might actually help us pay better attention, and how to set clear boundaries around the use of technology. The design thinking format is meant to offer a creative yet structured solutions-based approach to solving problems.

 

Workshops and Staff/Faculty Development Opportunities

August   |  September  |  October   |  November   |  December/January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June

August

Summer "Writing/Scholarship/Get Work Done" group
Date: August 2017, Tuesdays
Time: Noon
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

 

September

CAPT workshop with Dr. Linda Tropp (closed event)
Date: September 12, 2017

Where Do We Fit In? How Whites Respond to Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the United States
Lecture with Dr. Linda Tropp
Linda TroppDate: September 12, 2017
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Location: Davis Auditorium

As the United States becomes a more racially and ethnically diverse society than ever before, white people are beginning to ask new questions regarding their role and status in American society. In this presentation, Tropp will summarize emerging perspectives and research from social psychology to illustrate the constellation of ways in which white people might perceive and experience living in an increasingly diverse society, ranging from gaining awareness of racial difference, to experiencing concerns about exclusion, to enhancing their commitment to racial justice.

Linda Tropp
Linda R. Tropp PhD is professor of social psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. For more than two decades she has studied how members of different groups experience contact with each other and how group differences in status affect cross-group relations. She has worked with national organizations on court cases relevant to racial integration, on national initiatives to improve interracial relations in schools, and with nongovernmental organizations to evaluate applied programs designed to reduce racial conflict. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Tropp has received distinguished research and teaching awards from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the International Society of Political Psychology. Tropp is coauthor of When Groups Meet: The Dynamics of Intergroup Contact (2011) and editor of several books, including Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations (2011) and Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement (forthcoming).

Lunch with Associate Professors (Maria Lander and Kristie Ford)
Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Teaching in a Time of Turmoil (Kristie Ford and Grace Burton)
Date: September 18, 2017
Time: 3–4:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

ELL at Skidmore
Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 12:45–1:45 p.m.
Location: Bolton 101

Come to learn more ELL at a small liberal arts school, including our unique student profile, special challenges and limitations, support options available, and some very basic guidelines for getting the most from your work with ELL's. 

Turnitin plagiarism detection training (webinar)
Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 9–11 a.m.

In response to your requests for a more effective plagiarism detection tool, the Academic Technologies office has purchased an institutional license for Turnitin. As SafeAssign is built-in to Blackboard, we will now have two options when it comes to automated plagiarism detection. The training presentation will last approximately one hour, with the remaining time left for questions. Click here for the Zoom link to the webinar.   The session will be recorded and made available from the Academic Technologies office should you want to request a copy. We will also be conducting follow-up training session later in the semester, stay tuned for the full training schedule coming soon.

Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) Workshop
What to Know about Writing Letters of Recommendation on behalf of Pre-Health Students
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: TLC 201
 
Questions we will address at this workshop:

Please email devert@skidmore.edu if you plan to attend and if you have any other specific questions you would like addressed.

Visual Literary Workshop
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Lunch Meeting and Discussion with Non-Tenure Track Faculty
(Kate Paarlberg-Kvam and Kristie Ford)
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 1–2:30 p.m.
Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, test kitchen

Mass Story Lab Workshop with Piper Anderson
Interviewing and Oral Histories for Social Justice
Date: September 29, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Library 113

Twelve seats available; email mdocs@skidmore.edu to reserve your spot.

 

October

ELL Writing Assessment
Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 12:45–2 p.m.
Location: Bolton 101

If you teach a writing-intensive course, this workshop is for you. Assessment remains a controversial issue on this campus and in the field of TESOL, so this workshop aims to review literature and teaching tools to help instructors form a principled, personalized approach to writing assessment. We will cover attempts at defining college writing, thoughts on assessment across the disciplines, and approaches to assessment that may be fruitful when working with ELL’s.

Kress Family Creative Pedagogy Grant
Date: October 13, 2017 (deadline)

Video Interview Setup with Ron Taylor
Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 4–6 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Room 113

Twelve seats available; email mdocs@skidmore.edu to reserve your spot.

Author Rights Workshop: Reading Publication Agreements
(Marta Brunner)
Date: October 24, 2017
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Congratulations! That manuscript you’ve worked so hard on has been accepted for publication. Now it’s time to sign the author’s agreement. But what exactly are you agreeing to? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of reading and understanding standard scholarly publishing agreements so that you can enter into these transactions with eyes wide open. You’ll also be introduced to resources available to help protect your rights as an author.

Visual Literacy Workshop
(Sarah Goodwin, Jeff Segrave, and Katie Hauser)
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 2–3:15 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Location: Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

Andrew Demaree, director of the counseling center, and Meg Hegener, coordinator of student access services, will provide a framework for understanding the extent of this issue across campus, provide examples of how mental health issues may manifest in the classroom, and then provide faculty with tools to help handle these situations.

Tasty treats and engaging conversation is guaranteed; RSVPs appreciated.

 

November

I am Queer Artist of Color, and I am Still Alive
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.
Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall Second Floor

Julio Salgado’s lecture will “explore themes of immigration and queerness. As an undocumented and queer artist living in times of crisis, he uses his art to deal with anti-immigrant narratives. His lecture is a journey that takes a look behind the pieces he has created in the past decade. Who better to speak on the art than the artist himself.” Julio’s lecture is a part of the Office of Student Diversity Programs Create in Color Series.

OPEN HEARTS AND MINDS: “Being Latinx at Skidmore and Beyond”

This is a forum where faculty, staff, and students come together to discuss a topic of concern to the community. We begin by sharing our thoughts and reactions to a piece of art as a way to model the rules of engagement with one another. We ask that panelists and participants honor the space by coming with an open heart and mind – they are willing to ask respectful questions that may reveal ignorance, and panelists and others are open to answering those questions and discussing the issue with the intention of helping others understand. We know that it is up to each of us to do our own work and educate ourselves, yet this is a forum where we come to learn from one another in a setting that is compassionate and empathetic. While we may disagree with one another, respectful listening, speaking, and connecting are our goals.

Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Location: Tang Museum

- Idalia Sepúlveda, Academic Web News Coordinator, Communications and Marketing
- Luis Inoa, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs
- Bernardo Rios, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
- Jose Giron Hernandez, student
- Eleuterio Martinez Ramirez, student

Applied Civic Engagement Workshop (Eric Morser)

Date: November 16, 2017

Are you interested in civic engagement in the classroom, but aren’t quite sure how to integrate it into your courses?  This workshop will give faculty a fresh chance to think about Applied Civic Engagement courses at Skidmore.  We will explore how to build pedagogically rewarding relationships with community stakeholders, how to design fantastic assignments and semester long service learning projects, and how civic engagement is a pedagogically powerful way to help our students become critical and creative thinkers.

 

December/January

Scholarly and Creative Endeavors Group (SCE) will host an intensive "boot camp"
Date: January 8-12, 2018
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

The goal of the Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Work Group is to create a supportive community of scholars/practitioners through the sharing of writing, research, and creative portfolios. Depending upon the needs of the participants, this group engages with a range of topics including, but not limited, to discussing scholarship and creative work at various stages of the process, successes and challenges in the classroom, leadership opportunities, career transitions, and mentoring (http://www.skidmore.edu/cltl/sce.php). More details will be forthcoming soon.

Team Based Learning
Date: January 8, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Siena College, Rossetti 225
Facilitators: Elisa Martin (Social work) and Ruth Kassel (ACE/CTL)

Are you wondering what to do with increasing class sizes? Or looking for a way to deepen student engagement with the course content? This course design workshop is for faculty interested in teaching using TBL, the Larry Michaelsen method. Experience the pedagogy and learn strategies to implement in your courses. *There is a concurrent afternoon session for faculty interested in exploring an advance TBL topic. RSVP to Ruth Kassel, email: rkassel@siena.edu. Morning/afternoon coffee & lunch included.

Cultivating Mindful Students
Date: January 9, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Siena College, Rosetti 225
Facilitators: Beth DeAngelis (Women's Center) and Jami Cotler (Computer Science)

Our students bring much more to our classes than we think. Come learn the tools of midfulness, the science behind it, and strategies for incorporating it into your classes. Mindfulness - Any activity that teaches the brain to focus on one object while remaining void of any judgment in the present moment. RSVP to Ruth Kassel, email: rkassel@siena.edu. Morning/afternoon coffee & lunch included.

Research Collaborations in the Community
Date: January 11, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Siena College, Rosetti 225
Facilitators: Ruth Kassel (ACE) and Paul Thurston (ACE/Management)

Join us in a discussion of issues facing this year's partners and develop projects that can be implemented through undergraduate research, class projects, and more! "Big and Thick Data in the Homeless Community" with CARES inc. "Working with Living Museums" - with Underground Railroad History Project. RSVP to Ruth Kassel, email: rkassel@siena.edu. Morning/afternoon coffee & lunch included.

IGR Faculty/Staff Workshops
Date: January 16–19, 2018 (details TBD)

Publishing Workshop
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 12-1:30 p.m
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Beth Bouloukos, Senior Acquisition Editor for Lever Press, will be providing a luncheon workshop for faculty on aspects of the scholarly publishing process, focusing on monograph-length scholarship. In this general overview workshop, we will cover the nuts and bolts of going from proposal to bookshelf (or the cloud). We will address the three main areas of book publishing that are of interest to scholars: acquisitions, production, and marketing, although there will be an emphasis on the acquisitions process. Attendees will learn how to know what you can and can’t use from a dissertation in a book manuscript, write an effective proposal, know when it’s time to make contact with a publisher, find the right publisher for them, distinguish the roles of the acquisitions editor and editorial assistant, understand the peer review and board processes, handle rejection, negotiate a contract, prepare their projects for production, approach ideas for a cover, make suggestions for marketing, and promote their books. There will be ample time for questions at the end of the workshop. Space is limited. RSVP by contacting Lori Acee (lacee@skidmore.edu).

Beth Bouloukos attended Hamilton College and received her doctorate from Cornell University where she researched Latin American literature, film, and culture through a feminist lens. Before beginning at Amherst College and Lever Presses, she acquired books in education, Latin American/Latinx studies, and gender and sexuality studies at SUNY Press for seven years. She is particularly interested in projects that link theory to praxis and that give a platform to marginalized voices. In her work outside the press, she has been involved with the New Sanctuary for Immigrants movement since returning to her hometown of Albany seven years ago and has recently been working with ICE-FREE Capital District to defend the right of immigrants. She has also served as a visiting assistant professor at Fairfield University and the University at Albany, SUNY.

 

February

The Challenges and Benefits of Mobile Technology in the Classroom Workshop (led by Aaron Kendall and Beth DuPont)
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Are you concerned with the increased presence and use of mobile devices in the classroom? Might students be using them to record lectures, text friends outside of class, or even cheat on exams? Come join us in a design thinking workshop meant to stimulate discussion on the place of mobile devices in the classroom. Learn how these devices can be leveraged for more effective teaching, how distractions might actually help us pay better attention, and how to set clear boundaries around the use of technology. The design thinking format is meant to offer a creative yet structured solutions-based approach to solving problems.

Gauging Student Understanding with Personal Response Tools
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

As we continue to realize the importance of student feedback and formative assessment in the classroom, personal response systems have become increasingly ubiquitous. With so many options available, who has time to compare and vet them all? As it turns out, many of you have already begun to explore a number of interactive presentation and live polling solutions. Join us in Academic Technologies, along with several of your faculty peers, as we demonstrate and discuss different approaches to deepening student understanding through the use of personal response systems.

 

March

Teaching with the Tang
Date: March 9, 2018
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m
Location: Tang Museum

Museum-based pedagogy can enhance engagement and skill development across the disciplines. Please join the Tang Faculty Liaison and members of the Tang staff for an exploration of how the museum’s large, diverse collection can help you to achieve your learning goals for students. The workshop will include object-based exercises that can be adapted for different kinds of courses and a discussion of assignments developed by faculty in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and arts.

 

April

 

May

Kathy Takayma

Inclusive Syllabus Design in STEM Courses (Kathy Takayama, Director, Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research at Northeastern University)
Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

How can you make your course syllabus accessible and inclusive by design? In this workshop, we will consider elements of inclusive syllabus and course design. We will explore longstanding research on stereotype threat and implicit biases that can unintentionally be disengaging for some students. Participants will critically analyze various elements of course syllabi, including their own, and use their insights to receive and exchange feedback on how to make their own courses more inclusive.

 

June

 

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