Spring 2015: Academic Development Week
FRIDAY, MAY 15 - THURSDAY, MAY 21
New in 2015, we 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 also hosted 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. Dr. Barbezat's visit is funded in part by a generous grant awarded through the Center for Contemplative Mind — Invited Speaker Grant program.
And 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.