Academic Development Day2

Twice a year the College dedicates time for faculty discussions about relevant curricular issues and other faculty development activities.  Suggestions for topics can be directed to Phyllis Thompson.

Academic Development Day2

This year's spring programs will take place on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19.  Stay tuned for more details! The featured speakers will be: 

James M. Lang is a Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.  He is the author of five books, the most recent of which are Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016) Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013), and On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard UP, 2008).  Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999.  His book reviews and public scholarship on higher education have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Boston GlobeChicago Tribune, and Time.  He edits a new series of books on teaching and learning in higher education for West Virginia University Press; the first title in the series appeared in fall 2016.  He has conducted workshops on teaching for faculty at more than seventy-five colleges or universities in the US and abroad.  In September of 2016 he received a Fulbright Specialist grant to work with three universities in Colombia on the creation of a MOOC on teaching and learning in STEM education.  He has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University. 

Danielle Spencer is a faculty member of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University as well as the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bioethics department. She is a co-author of The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2017) and her work has appeared in The LancetCreative NonfictionEsopusThe Hungarian ReviewWIREDJournal of Medical Humanities, and The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Medicine, and has lectured widely on Narrative Medicine, bioethics, and health humanities. She worked as artist/musician David Byrne’s Art Director for many years, collaborating on and exhibiting a range of projects, as well as working with photographer Nan Goldin. Spencer holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, and is completing a Ph.D. in American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz.


 Past AD Day Programs