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Center for Leadership, Teaching and Learning (CLTL)

Scholarly and Creative Endeavors Work Group

Purpose and Structure

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.

Time to Write, Research, or Create

The Weller Room (Library 212) is reserved from 9 a.m. through noon on Mondays through Fridays for faculty/staff who would like to work there. Others might prefer to work at home or in their offices, labs, or studios.

While these work groups are designed around the model of working for three hours in the morning and then going to lunch immediately afterward, that arrangement may not fit everyone’s schedule. Therefore some faculty/staff commit to spending the same amount of time on a different day or time and join a lunch group that fits into their schedule.  

Lunch Meetings for Faculty/Staff

After each session, participants will gather in the dining hall for lunch so that colleagues can chat about projects and anything else that comes up. By sharing goals and discussing progress on a weekly basis, the SCE Work Group helps to advance faculty/staff professional projects. Additionally, this group is an effective way to get to know faculty/staff on campus across disciplinary boundaries and ranks.

Spring 2020 Schedule

As an incentive for participating, the CLTL supplies lunch tickets. The Spring 2020 schedule is outlined below:

  • Mondays at 12:30 p.m. (led by Emily Marcason-Tolmie and Liz Tybush)
  • Tuesdays at 12 noon (led by Ruth McAdams)
  • Thursdays at 12 noon (led by Jeremy Wachter)
  • Fridays at 12 noon (led by Madushi Raththagala)

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