1:15-2:30 p.m. Workshops III (Choose One)
"Centering Diversity in the Syllabus," Linda Schlossberg (Harvard University)
This workshop will focus on foregrounding works by people of color in your syllabus and lesson plans. Many humanities syllabi, even those with a genuine investment in diversity issues, begin with readings that pertain to white people’s experiences and then problematize or complicate them with readings about people of color. In other classes, readings by people of color are separated into units specifically focused on race or ethnicity. In this workshop, we will work to reverse that tendency, placing issues about people of color at the center rather than the periphery of our syllabi and lesson plans. We will think critically about the order in which we assign certain works as well as the order in which we discuss them in class. Please bring syllabi and course proposals with you, with an eye to discussing and revising them.
"To Share or Not to Share: Taking Control of Your Digital Information," Scott Hamlin and Liz Chase
In the Information Age, we all have so many different ways to store and share our data: computers, mobile devices, email, social media, online storage, blogs, web sites. At Stonehill, we have eLearn, Ares, and the Office 365 web environment. With all of these options, how can we ensure that we are sharing information effectively and efficiently, while also keeping other information private and safe? When and where do we need to be concerned about copyright? In this session, we’ll host a discussion on how to share (or not share) our digital information. Come with questions, tips of your own, and ready for discussion.
"Tour the Video Production Studio," John Kitson
Produce a high quality instructional video using the studio's professional camera equipment and view the additional options for a TV style shoot with backgrounds and a teleprompter for more formal productions like Skynews. Watch or participate in the creation of a 30-second video. No experience necessary! Schedule a private recording sessions in the afternoon if you would like to experiment or consult with an expert about possibilities.
"Safe Zone Training for Faculty and Staff," Patrick Hale
This program is designed to educate those who want to serve as allies to individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Community members participate in Safe Zone workshops to better understand information, terms, and experiences of those who identify has LGBT. At the conclusion of the workshop, individuals may choose to post a "Stonehill Safe Space" card on their door. This card symbolizes that the person has engaged in conversations to serve as a resource for LGBT community members. We reserve the "Stonehill Safe Space" cards particularly for those who attended a training at Stonehill because we have conversations unique to our Catholic identity and mission. This workshop will run for two hours. [Capped at 30]