Academic Development Week

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 the CTL Director.

Spring 2015: Academic Development Week

Friday, May 15 - Thursday, May 21


New this year, we've expanded our typical spring Academic Development Day into full week of programming, in the hope of providing a broader range of opportunities and some more flexibility for faculty.  Among a number of workshops and roundtables being organized by Stonehill faculty and staff, we are also hosting two outside speakers:

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. 


Emily Lardner headshotAnd Dr. Emily Lardner (Evergreen State College) will lead two workshops on writing pedagogy and one on Learning Community design. Dr.  Lardner is Director of the Washington Center, the National Resource Center for Learning Communities, and has a wealth of expertise and experience in writing pedagogy and learning community design and practice. 



Past AD Day Programs

  • Fall 2014: "Creativity Across the Disciplines" 
  • Fall 2013: "Teaching Naked" (José Bowen)
  • Fall 2012:  "Metacognition in the Classroom" (Saundra McGuire)
  • Spring 2012:  "Stereotype Threat and Academic Achievement" (Geoff Cohen)
  • Fall 2011:  "Decoding the Disciplines" (David Pace & Arlene Díaz); "Creating Inclusive Classrooms" panel
  • Fall 2010:  "Learning to Write/Writing to Learn" (David Fleming)
  • Spring 2010:  "Public Scholarship/Public Pedagogies" (Cathy Burack, Timothy Eatman, & Bob Zellner)
  • Spring 2009:  "Diversity Matters" (Ron Jackson)
  • Fall 2008:  "Navigating the Academic Career"
  • Spring 2008: "Engaging Students In and Out of the Classroom"