Academic Development Week

Academic Development Week is open to all Stonehill faculty.

Friday
May 15

Monday
May 18

Tuesday
May 19

Wednesday
May 20

Thursday
May 21

  Writing Boot Camp
9:00 - 4:00
Library 2nd Floor 
Writing Boot Camp
9:00 - 4:00
Library 2nd Floor 
Writing Boot Camp
9:00 - 4:00
Library 2nd Floor
Writing Boot Camp
9:00 - 4:00
Library 2nd Floor 
  Web Conferencing
Essentials

10:00 - 12:00
Duffy 019
 Web Conferencing:
Beyond the Basics
10:00 - 12:00
Duffy 019
  eLearn: Making Grade
Book Work for You

10:00 - 12:00
Duffy 115 
Workshop:
Strategies for
Grant Seekers

10:00 - 11:30
Library DisCo
presentation slides  
FLPP Institute
9:00 - 4:00
Library DisCo 
Roundtable:
Disciplinary
Perspectives

on the CIT
9:30 - 10:45
Library DisCo
*Workshop:
Learning

Community
Design

9:30 - 11:30
Library DisCo
related article
*Workshop: Assessing
Student Writing

9:30 - 11:30
Library DisCo
Lunch:
Getting
Published

11:45 - 12:45
Library DisCo
Lunch:
Let's DisCo!

12:00 - 1:00
Library DisCo
Faculty Panel:
Using the Farm
as a Living
Classroom

11:00 - 12:00
Library DisCo 
Lunch:
Past, Present, and
Future of LCs

11:45 - 12:45
Library DisCo
Lunch:
Open Topic
11:45 - 12:45
Library DisCo
Workshop:
Tenure &
Promotion

1:00 - 3:00
Library DisCo
Faculty Panel:
Teaching Students 
Research Skills
1:15 - 2:15
Library DisCo
Lunch:
Local Eats
12:15 - 1:15
Library Main Floor
*Workshop: Designing
Integrative Learning
Assignments
1:00 - 3:00
Library DisCo
related article
Workshop:
The Five Ws and One H
of Academic Support

1:00 - 2:30
Library DisCo
Roundtable:
Peer Observation
Strategies

1:00 - 2:30
Duffy 201
Roundtable:
Sharing Our SOTL
Projects and Ideas
2:30 - 3:30
Library conference room
Roundtable: Liberal
Education at
Stonehill
12:15 - 1:15
Library DisCo
Papers posted here
   
    *Workshop:
Mindfulness
in the Classroom
1:30 - 3:30
Library DisCo 
   

*Indicates workshop is being led by a guest expert in that field.

REGISTER HERE 


Session Descriptions

Workshop: Strategies for Grant Seekers

Friday, May 15, 10:00 - 11:30
Library DisCo
Presentation Slides (.ppt)

Bonnie Troupe (Academic Development) and a panel of recent faculty grant recipients will share strategies and resources for faculty seeking grant funds.  With an emphasis on “getting started,” potential funding sources and an overview of proposal components will be shared.  Faculty will also have the option to register to receive funding updates through the Faculty Alert feature of the Grants Resource Center.

Lunch: Getting Published

Friday, May 15, 11:45 - 12:45
Library DisCo

During lunch on Friday, faculty are invited to sit with colleagues from similar disciplines in order to share strategies for preparing research for publication and finding suitable outlets for their work.  Hosted by the Dean of the Faculty.

Workshop: Tenure & Promotion

Friday, May 15, 1:00 - 3:00
Library DisCo

This workshop is geared to all faculty members who are eligible for tenure and/or promotion regardless of when they are planning to apply for tenure and/or promotion. Maria Curtin (Dean of the Faculty) will discuss the actual process, the criteria you will need to meet and how to prepare your dossier. A panel of faculty members who have recently gone through the process will talk about their experience, how they prepared, and difficult moments and challenges as they were thinking about applying.

Roundtable: Strategies for Classroom Observation and Faculty Peer Review

Friday, May 15, 1:00 - 2:30
Duffy 201

Join your colleagues for an open conversation about our various approaches to conducting classroom observations and faculty peer reviews.  We'll discuss strategies for conducting an observation, approaches for providing feedback to colleagues, and tips for writing a peer review letter.  Stacy Grooters (CTL Director) will facilitate the session and will also share some resources based on the research in this area. 

old typewriterWriting Boot Camp

Monday, May 18 - Thursday, May 21, 9:00 - 4:00
Library 2nd Floor

Every day the week of May 18th, the 2nd floor of the Library will be reserved for faculty who want to kick off their summer writing goals with some focused writing time.  Coffee and snacks will be provided, along with plenty of work space, quiet, and supportive colleagues.  Come for one morning or come for the whole week.  All faculty are welcome!

Blackboard Collaborate: Web Conferencing Essentials

Monday, May 18, 10:00 - 12:00
Duffy 019

Participants in this workshop will get a solid foundation, enabling them to successfully deliver live, interactive Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions. Participants will learn how to effectively manage the session communication tools, display PowerPoint content and record sessions for later playback.

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:

  • Understand the user interface, layouts and customization
  • Identify different methods of communication – audio, chat, video, and polling
  • Manage classroom interaction from the Participants Panel - participant permissions and understanding activity and status indicators
  • Develop and deliver Whiteboard content
  • Generate a session recording

Faculty Librarian Partnership Program (FLPP) Institute

Monday, May 18, 9:00 - 4:00
Library DisCo

Faculty participating in the Faculty Librarian Partnership Program will be gathering today for the May Institute to kick of their year-long teaching partnership with a research librarian.  Find more information about the program on the CTL's website.

Lunch: Let's DisCo!

Monday, May 18, 12:00 - 1:00
Library DisCo

Join the FLPP participants for lunch today in the library's new active learning classroom, the DisCo.  After you're done eating, play around with the various technological and other features of the room.  Hosted by the Library.

Faculty Panel: Teaching Students Research Skills

Monday, May 18, 1:15 - 2:15
Library DisCo

A faculty panel will discuss the creative ways they've partnered with librarians to improve their students' research and information literacy skills.  Participants will leave with new ideas for designing assignments and for supporting students along the way. 

Roundtable: Sharing Our SOTL Projects and Ideas

Monday, May 18, 2:30 - 3:30
Library Conference Room

Interested in developing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project?  In the midst of writing up your SOTL work and curious to get some feedback?  Join former CTL SOTL Fellow, Sue Mooney, for an informal roundtable discussion that's open to anyone with an interest in SOTL research.  Whether you're just getting started or polishing a final draft, come share your work with a supportive group of your colleagues.

Blackboard Collaborate: Beyond the Basics of Web Conferencing

Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 - 12:00
Duffy 019

In this interactive workshop, participants build upon the Moderator foundation skills acquired in the Essentials workshop. Participants will learn to use Application Sharing, Web Tour, Breakout Rooms, Timer and File Transfer features to make sessions more collaborative and interactive.

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:

  • Build knowledge with a review of Essentials Workshop Topics
  • Deliver a session using Application Sharing.
  • Explore the use of Web Tour features
  • Construct Breakout Rooms and develop knowledge of the tools.
  • Interact with the Timer Feature
  • Hand-out a file to session participants using File Transfer.

Roundtable: Disciplinary Perspectives on the CIT

Tuesday, May 19, 9:30 - 10:45
Library DisCo

Join faculty who have recently taught CIT courses for a discussion of Becoming Beholders: Cultivating Sacramental Imagination and Actions in College Classrooms, a multidisciplinary look at strategies for engaging students in the Catholic intellectual tradition.  The reading and discussion will provide an opportunity to consider the variety of ways, across disciplines, that Catholic intellectual traditions might be incorporated into your course(s).  Everyone who registers for the roundtable will receive a copy of the book (funded through a grant from the Association for Catholic Colleges and Universities).

farmhouse photo from Library of Congress collectionFaculty Panel: Using the Farm as a Living Classroom

Tuesday, May 19, 11:00 - 12:00
Library DisCo

Join a diverse panel of faculty who have incorporated the Farm into their courses for a discussion of how the Farm might further your own learning goals.  David Sander (History), Chris Wetzel (Sociology), Laura Scales (English), and Steve Wilbricht (Religious Studies) will discuss how the Farm can serve as a site for mindful contemplation, historical engagement, experimentation, and just plain hard work for your students. 

Lunch: Local Eats

Tuesday, May 19, 12:15 - 1:15
Library Main Floor

Enjoy a lunch of locally-sourced goodies from Easton's Farmer's Daughter café.  Hosted by the Mission Division.

Roundtable: Liberal Education at Stonehill

Tuesday, May 19, 12:15 - 1:15
Library DisCo
Access panelist papers here

The AAC&U defines liberal education as "an approach to college learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change.” How do we live and practice liberal education at Stonehill? If necessary, how might we do it differently for the twenty-first century? Moreover, is there a divergence we need to reconcile between the very idea of liberal education on the one hand and, on the other, the increasingly dominant rhetoric of "post-graduate outcomes"? Panelists will precirculate short thought-pieces and most of the session will be devoted to open discussion. Grab lunch from next door and join the conversation.

Daniel Barbezat headshotWorkshop: Contemplative Pedagogies and Mindfulness in the Classroom

Tuesday, May 19, 1:30 - 3:30
Library DisCo

Dr. Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics at Amherst College and Executive Director of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, will lead an interactive workshop that introduces the principles of contemplative pedagogy and leads participants through various mindfulness practices they can incorporate into their own classrooms. Dr. Barbezat's visit is funded in part by a generous grant awarded through the Center for Contemplative Mind — Invited Speaker Grant program.

Emily Lardner headshot

Workshop: Best Practices in Learning Community Design

Wednesday, May 20, 9:30 - 11:30
Library DisCo
Related article on assessing Learning Community Programs

Dr. Emily Lardner (The Evergreen State College) will lead this hands-on workshop, intended for faculty duos who wish to develop or refine a learning community.  We will cover the basics of learning community design, learning community theory and research,  community-based pedagogy, and strategies for assessment.  Space will be limited to ensure the program is directly relevant to participants’ needs and interests. Dr.  Lardner is Director of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, the national resource center for Learning Communities, and has a wealth of expertise and experience in writing pedagogy and learning community design and practice.

Lunch: Talk Back -- The Past, Present, and Future of LCs at Stonehill

Wednesday, May 20, 11:45 - 12:45
Library DisCo

Join us for a luncheon and informal discussion with Dr. Emily Lardner, Director of the Washington Center at Evergreen State College, to share your thoughts and impressions of Learning Communities at Stonehill.  Dr. Lardner, who will be reviewing the Learning Community Program as part of a Cornerstone Program self-study, would appreciate meeting faculty to discuss learning communities and learn more about the culture of collaborative teaching at Stonehill.  Please feel welcome to join us and share your ideas and experiences!

Workshop: Assigning and Evaluating Writing Assignments that Emphasize Integrative Learning

Wednesday, May 20, 1:00 - 3:00
Library DisCo
Related article on assessing Learning Community Programs

Dr. Emily Lardner (The Evergreen State College) will lead this workshop designed for people who want take the plunge into the waters of integrative learning, the kind of learning that everyone values but that is notoriously difficult to describe and conceptualize.

Learning communities are designed to foster integrative learning, but what does this really mean? What is the difference, for example, between disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and integrative approaches? This workshop will provide clarifying definitions and examples, practical strategies, thoughts about assessment, and, of course, more questions!  Dr.  Lardner is Director of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, the national resource center for Learning Communities, and has a wealth of expertise and experience in writing pedagogy and learning community design and practice.

eLearn: Making the Grade Book Work for You

Thursday, May 21, 10:00 - 12:00
Duffy 115

This session is essential for understanding how the grade book calculates grades and how easy it is to customize settings using the features available in the "Grade Center." In addition, the discussion forum, blog and journal tool optionally post directly to the grade book, as well as allowing flexibility for manually entered grades. The Grade Center is an easy tool to leverage for students to be able to track their progress and stay informed.

Emily Lardner headshot

Workshop: Assessing and Responding to Student Writing Across the Curriculum

Thursday, May 21, 9:30 - 11:30
Martin Institute

Dr. Emily Lardner (The Evergreen State College) will lead this workshop designed for people who want a basic introduction to assessing and responding to student writing. Topics, which will be tailored to the specific interests of participants, will include: rubrics, marginal comments, summative comments, high-stakes and low-stakes assignments, grading, thoughts about grammar, and portfolio assessment. Dr.  Lardner is Director of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, the national resource center for Learning Communities, and has a wealth of expertise and experience in writing pedagogy and learning community design and practice.

roadside sign pointing to what, when, who, where, whyWorkshop: The Five Ws and One H of Academic Support

Thursday, May 21, 1:00 - 2:30
Library DisCo

Who are the students you find sitting in your classroom each semester? What skills do they bring with them to college? Where do students first turn for assistance? When should academic support be introduced, recommended, or even required? How do advisers and peer tutors work with students to foster their success?

Devon Sprague (Center for Writing and Academic Achievement), Susan Wall (CWAA), and Joe Dacey (Academic Services and Advising) will lead this session on how our offices approach student learning outside the classroom. We hope to engage faculty in a discussion centered on strategies and methods that we use in our daily work to help students meet the challenge of transitioning to college and beyond.