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2018-2019 Programs and Events

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Project VIS |SCE Work Group |Scholar in Residence | Workshops and Staff/Faculty Development

Featured Events

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Songfest Dialogue
November 30, 2018
5:30-7 p.m.
Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

Join us for a performance of selections from and a discussion of Leonard Bernstein’s Songfest. Originally commissioned to be a celebration of the American Bicentennial Year (1976), Songfest is an orchestral song-cycle in 12 movements that celebrate the words of 13 uniquely American poets.
 
The performance and panel discussion will feature guest soprano Victoria Botero performing “A Julia de Burgos” (Julia de Burgos) and guest mezzo-soprano Christin-Marie Hill and guest baritone Eric McKeever singing the duet “I, Too, Sing America” (Langston Hughes)/"Okay Negroes” (June Jordan) in collaboration with pianist Michael Clement.
 
Following the performances, Skidmore College Professor of Sociology Kristie Ford will moderate a discussion with singers performing in Songfest on issues of race within the song-cycle.

November 2018

  • Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Groups continue to meet on Mondays (12-1 p.m.), Tuesdays (12-1 p.m.), Wednesdays (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (12-1 p.m.).
  • New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC)
    Date: Fri., November 16, 2018
    Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

February 2019

  • Dr. Geoffrey Cohen Campus Visit
    Date: February 6, 2019
    Time: TBA
    Location: TBD

For New Faculty

New Faculty Office Hours with the CLTL Director: Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment (Tisch Learning Center 230)

Department Chairs/Program Directors Workshops

To be announced

 

Workshops and Staff/Faculty Development Opportunities

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

August

New Faculty Orientation (NFO)
Date: August 30 - 31, 2018
Time: August 30: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; August 31: 12-4 p.m.
Location: Upper-level of Dining Hall on Day 1 and the Payne Room of Tang Teaching Museum on Day 2

 

September

Linda Tropp

Workshop with Dr. Linda Tropp (closed event)
Date: September 7, 2018
Time: TBA
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

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).

New Group: Women's Support/Advocacy Network
Led by Jennifer Cholnoky and Erica Bastress-Dukehart
Date: September 20, 2018
Time: 12 p.m.
Location:  Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Join us for a brown bag lunch to share thoughts regarding the creation of a women’s support/advocacy network, and to start a conversation about leadership training opportunities at Skidmore. All are welcome!

New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC)
Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

 

October

Gauging Student Understanding with Personal Response Tools
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 3:30 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.

Immersive Learning Experiences with Virtual Reality
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Virtual Reality is not just for games. Come learn how Skidmore faculty from a wide range of disciplines are using virtual reality to climb mountains, visit caves, temples, outer space, the human circulatory system and more! All without leaving the library!

University of Michigan CRLT Players
Date: October 12, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Siena College

Registration sign up here.

Innovative Pedagogies Workshop led by Beck Krefting
Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

With a focus on dispelling myths about employing creative pedagogy like “It takes too much time and effort to change things up,” or “My student ratings will go down if I do something new,” this presentation is designed for anyone who offers instruction of any kind in a college classroom setting. Special attention will be given to campus resources available to support innovative approaches to delivering your curriculum. Only 95% of the content will be factual.

Skidmore Women’s Support & Advocacy Network
Date: Thursday, October 25 
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Test Kitchen, D-Hall

Please join us for the next Skidmore Women’s Support & Advocacy Network gathering. Find Erica Bastress-Dukehart and Jennifer Cholnoky in the Atrium that morning for a breakfast ticket and start your day off with some camaraderie and good company. All are welcome! 

November

Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Groups continue to meet on Mondays (12-1 p.m.), Tuesdays (12-1 p.m.), Wednesdays (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (12-1 p.m.).

New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC)
Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Songfest Dialogue
Date: November 30, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Payne Room of the Tang Teaching Museum

Join us on Friday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m. for a performance of selections from and a discussion of Leonard Bernstein’s Songfest. Originally commissioned to be a celebration of the American Bicentennial Year (1976), Songfest is an orchestral song-cycle in 12 movements that celebrate the words of 13 uniquely American poets. The performance and panel discussion will feature guest soprano Victoria Botero performing “A Julia de Burgos” (Julia de Burgos) and guest mezzo-soprano Christin-Marie Hill and guest baritone Eric McKeever singing the duet “I, Too, Sing America” (Langston Hughes)/"Okay Negroes” (June Jordan) in collaboration with pianist Michael Clement. Following the performances, Skidmore College Professor of Sociology Kristie Ford will moderate a discussion with singers performing in Songfest on issues of race within the song-cycle.
 

December/January

To be announced

 

February

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Dr. Geoffrey Cohen Campus Visit
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: TBD

Faculty workshop lunch: "How to design and teach Applied Civic Engagement (ACE) courses" with Eric Morser and Nurcan Atalan-Helicke
Date: February 12, 2019
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC)
Date: February 15, 2019
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Teaching with the Tang workshop
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

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.

 

March

New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC)
Date: March 22, 2019
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

 

April

New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC) Reception
Date: April 29, 2019
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Surrey Inn

 

May

 

To be announced

 

June

To be announced