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2018-2019 Programs and Events

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Featured Events

 


Lama Rod Owens

Lama Rod Owens
Radical Presence and Social Justice
Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.

As part of The Second Buddhist: Master of Time Exhibit, formerly trained Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens will be delivering a lecture on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Payne Room in the Tang Museum. Both an author and activist, Owens work focuses on the intersections of race, sexual identity, and religion both in his personal life and in broader social justice work. Owens will also be having lunch with students at noon on April 4th and a dinner with faculty and staff after his lecture.
 
If interested in either of these opportunities, please reach out to Benjamin Bogin.

summer 2019

  • New York Six Professional Development Retreat at the Minnowbrook Conference Center.
    Date: May 31-June 1, 2019
  • Summer Scholarly Creative Endeavors (SCE)
    Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Time: meet at 12 noon in the lobby of the dining hall

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, 2018
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

SCE Boot Camp, Led by Dom Vuvan
SCE Groups will be running a boot camp session that meets every day for lunch in the Weller Room (Scribner Library). The purpose of this boot camp is to kick off our scholarly and creative work with a strong, peer-supported push. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! RSVPs are not mandatory, but I would appreciate a quick note for planning (lunch ordering?) purposes.

Date: January 14-18, 2019
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Bridge Experience: Power and Justice Proposals
As part of the Mellon Grant, the Dean of Faculty’s Office and the Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning are partnering to support pedagogy clusters focused on the development of the "Bridge Experience" courses. To be considered, please complete the application by January 15, 2019.

Roxane Gay

Speaker's Bureau Presents: Roxane Gay: With One N
Date: January 25, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.
 
With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
 
"When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example."

SCE Groups for Spring 2019

As an incentive for participating, the CLTL supplies lunch tickets. Beginning on Monday, January 28, 2019 meet your SCE leader in the dining hall atrium:

  • Mondays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (led by Erica Wojcik)
  • Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (led by Catherine Golden)
  • Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. (led by Kate Berheide)
  • Fridays from 12-1 p.m. (led by Andrew Bozio)

The Science Faculty Discussion Group
Open to faculty and staff

Informal presentations by faculty on their research, lab tours, sharing of information about lab management and mentoring of students, and time for asking questions and engaging in scientific discussion. For more information, contact Lia Ball (kball@skidmore.edu)

Dates (Thursday afternoons): 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

 

February

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Dr. Geoffrey Cohen Campus Visit
Date: February 6, 2019

Staff and Faculty Pedagogy Workshop and Lunch
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Surrey Williamson Inn
RSVP will be required
 
Lecture and Reception
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Gannett Auditorium

New Faculty Learning Community (NFLC) meeting - ConnectMORE with Julia Routbort and Leya Moore.
Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

The Science Faculty Discussion Group
Open to faculty and staff

Informal presentations by faculty on their research, lab tours, sharing of information about lab management and mentoring of students, and time for asking questions and engaging in scientific discussion. For more information, contact Lia Ball (kball@skidmore.edu)

Dates (Thursday afternoons): 2/14-MOVED TO 2/21, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18
Time: 4:15 pm
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)

DC/PD Discussion
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Informal brainstorming/resource sharing session. Ways we might mentor new faculty who are trying to make sense of their teaching evaluations.

New Faculty Discussion
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

New Faculty discussion: how to read teaching evaluations.

Teaching with the Tang Workshop
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Tang Teaching 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.

 

March

Student dialogue on the prompt:  "I Wish My Classmates Knew..."
Lunch will be provided, please RSVP.

Date: March 1, 2019
Time: 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: ICC

Dr. Ginger Clark on Student Evaluations and Peer Observations of Teaching

Dr. Ginger Clark, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Director of the Center in Excellence in Teaching at USC, will be visiting campus to meet with various faculty constituencies. The theme of her visit is Student Evaluations and Peer Observations of Teaching: Pitfalls and Promising Practices. Her visit is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. While on campus, she will meet with members of CEPP, ATC, PC, the Teaching Support Network, and host an all-faculty session.

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Kress Family Creative Pedagogy Grant, deadline: March 15, 2019

Do you know someone who should apply for this grant because they want to do cool pedagogical things? Tell them!

"How to Talk about Race with Children" workshop presented by Dr. Kristie A. Ford
Registration required: www.cphlibrary.org

Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library

DC/PD Follow-up Discussion

Informal brainstorming/resource sharing session. Ways we might mentor new faculty who are trying to make sense of their teaching evaluations.

Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 11-noon
Location: Scribner, Weller Room

The Science Faculty Discussion Group
Open to faculty and staff

Informal presentations by faculty on their research, lab tours, sharing of information about lab management and mentoring of students, and time for asking questions and engaging in scientific discussion. For more information, contact Lia Ball (kball@skidmore.edu)

Dates (Thursday afternoons): 3/21, 4/4, 4/18
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

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

 

April

How to design and teach Applied Civic Engagement (ACE) courses with Eric Morser and Nurcan Atalan-Helicke
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

The Science Faculty Discussion Group
Open to faculty and staff

Informal presentations by faculty on their research, lab tours, sharing of information about lab management and mentoring of students, and time for asking questions and engaging in scientific discussion. For more information, contact Lia Ball (kball@skidmore.edu)

Dates (Thursday afternoons): 4/4, 4/18
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Lama Rod Owens: Radical Presence and Social Justice
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Payne Room in the Tang Museum

As part of The Second Buddhist: Master of Time Exhibit, formerly trained Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens will be delivering a lecture. Both an author and activist, Owens work focuses on the intersections of race, sexual identity, and religion both in his personal life and in broader social justice work. Owens will also be having lunch with students at noon on April 4th and a dinner with faculty and staff after his lecture.
 
If interested in either of these opportunities, please reach out to Benjamin Bogin.

STEM faculty/staff and inclusive excellence discussion
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Scribner Library, Weller Room (212)

Informal conversation about strategies to foster inclusive excellence in STEM fields. Panelists will share their successes and challenges with building capacity around inclusive excellence.  What have you tried?  What has worked?  What still needs attention?  How do you know? 

Pedagogy Cluster Applications – Round 2

The second round of Pedagogy Cluster grants will be focused on Fundamental Quantitative Reasoning (FQR) course proposals. Applications should be submitted via the electronic application form no later than May 31, 2019.

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

 

May

 

Orientation Workshop in Intergroup Dialogue
If you’d like to join us, please fill out a brief participant form at your earliest convenience (space is limited).

Date: May 28-29, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
 
The workshop is designed for faculty and staff interested in learning more about how to address race and other diversity related issues on campus and in their lives. Monita Thompson and Charles Behling (the current and former Co-Directors of IGR at the University of Michigan) will facilitate the two-days*, which will be both theoretical and experiential – emphasizing learning by doing. Participants will learn foundational work related to IGR theory and pedagogy, and engage in personal self-reflective exercises that illustrate dialogic pedagogy. (*Please note, due to the cumulative nature of this work, participants are required to commit to the entire two days.) 

Pedagogy cluster applications – Round 2  by May 31, 2019
The second round of Pedagogy Cluster grants will be focused on Fundamental Quantitative Reasoning (FQR) course proposals. Applications should be submitted via the electronic application form no later than May 31, 2019.  

Jeanne A.K. HeyDC/PD Leadership Workshop
CLTL and DOF’s office is co-hosting a workshop, led by an external consultant, to support the leadership development of Department Chairs / Program Directors. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jeanne Eddy, by April 26.  

Date: Friday, May 31
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: TBD

Jeanne A.K. Hey, Ph.D. Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England

Jeanne Hey is an experienced provider of professional development programs, specializing in leadership training for department chairs, deans, and women in higher ed. She served as dean of the University of New England’s College of Arts and Sciences for eight years, overseeing 14 academic departments and 35 major programs at a time of upheaval and risk in higher ed. Hey served for 19 years in a joint appointment in Political Science and International Studies at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. She spent her last nine years at Miami as Director of International Studies and one year as Interim Dean and Executive Director of Miami’s campus in Middletown. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bucknell University, she earned a PhD in political science from The Ohio State University. Her research and teaching expertise are in the areas of comparative foreign policy, small states, Latin American politics, European foreign policy and pedagogy in international studies. She has extensive international experience, having conducted research and taught university courses in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. She has published four books and numerous articles on foreign policy, developing regions, and international studies pedagogy.

Dr. Hey is an alumna of the HERS Leadership Institute for women in academia, held at Wellesley College. She is also a past fellow in the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she was trained in applying the case method of college teaching in global affairs. She has developed and facilitated workshops and presentations on a variety of issues in management and leadership, including for the Council on Colleges of Arts and Sciences. She serves on the Board of Trustees at Thornton Academy, in Saco, ME.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • The Chair as an Academic Leader
  • Managing People and Conflict
  • Recruitment and Retention

New York Six Professional Development Retreat at the Minnowbrook Conference Center.
Date: May 31-June 1, 2019

June-AUGUST 2019

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Workshop
Date: June 4-6, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

On behalf of the Center for Leadership, Teaching and Learning and Student Academic Services, we would like to extend an invitation for 1-2 faculty members to attend a three-day Universal Design for Learning (UDL) workshop from June 4-6, 2019. This invitation covers the registration fee and transportation costs in cooperation with CLTL, SAS, and a gift from the Simcha Foundation.
 
Universal Design for Learning provides a framework for the best pedagogical practices for learners of all abilities. The 3-day training in the UDL framework will help faculty to apply UDL in their classrooms by holding presentations on an array of things, some of which include: principles of UDL, student diversity, legal rights and responsibilities, adaptive technology, and accessibility.
 
Please contact Jamin Totino or Kristie Ford by April 8 if you are interested in being considered for this opportunity.

Summer Scholarly Creative Endeavors (SCE). SCE Leaders Lia Bell (Tuesdays in June) and Corinne Moss-Racusin (Tuesdays in July).
Dates:
June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time:
meet at 12 noon in the lobby of the dining hall

New Faculty Orientation
Date:  August 29-30
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

september 2019

Saran Stewart lecture
Date: September 24
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Blackboard Ally Accessibility Workshop with Aaron Kendall
Date: September 25
Time: noon-1:30 pm
Location: TBA

october 2019

Dr. Jane Brown Residency
Date: October 25, 2019
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Tang Teaching Museum, Payne room

Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, a world-renowned authority on Autism and the challenges serving these students can bring to our classrooms, will be coming to Skidmore on October 25th to lead a lunch pedagogy workshop and other sessions through the day. Dr. Brown is the Director of College Autism Spectrum, and Consultant at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School, and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. In addition to working in Disability Services for 40 years, she holds an Ed.D. from Columbia University, Teachers College, and provides consultation services to families, students, school districts, and institutions of higher education. With children of her own, the youngest being a 27 year-old son with Autism, she has published notable books including “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum,” (2012) and “Behavior Management and Self-Regulation,” (2012) along with many textbook chapters and articles.