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2011 - 2012 Events



Center for Teaching Faculty Workshop: Teaching In and Beyond the Classroom 

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Hogan Suites B/C

Opening Remarks - Amy Wolfson, Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Panel Discussion - Moderator Daniel Frost, Department of Spanish


John Saltmarsh, Ph.D.
, College of Education and Human Development, UMASS Boston, New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) (Co-author, Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement; Co-editor, To Serve a Larger Purpose: Education for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education; and Editor, Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement)


Mary-Ellen Boyle, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College, Clark University (Teaches and writes about researches and teaches about corporate citizenship, university-community partnerships, and private-sector approaches to poverty; active learning and research; author, The New Schoolhouse: Literacy, Managers, and Belief and Learning to Neighbor? Service-Learning in Context, The Journal of Academic Ethics)


Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Ph.D.
, Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of The Graduate School, Loyola University Chicago (Teaches This courses that give students the opportunity to learn about a particular part of the past and to tie local events to larger ones, to engage in research and collaborative learning, to write, and to give back to the community; Editor, Making Sense of the City:  Local Government, Civic Culture, and Community Life in American Cities)


Workshop Breakouts 
1.  Integrative and Reflective Writing 
Cynthia Stone, Dept. of Spanish
Nancy Billias, CISS
Stephanie Yuhl, Dept. of History

2.  Designing and Implementing Field Projects
Rosa Carrasquillo, Dept. of History
William Sobczak, Dept. of Biology
Karen Teitel, Dept. of Economics

3.  Using Role Playing Games as Innovative Pedagogy across Disciplines
Mary Conley, Dept. of History
Loren Cass, Dept. of Political Science

4.  Engaging Faculty in Immersion Programs
Margaret Freije, Associate Dean of the College, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
Martin Kelly, Assistant Chaplain, Campus Ministry
John Savard, Rector and Dept. of Education
Mike Rogers, '12

5.  Learning in a Global Context
Judith Chubb, Dept. of Political Science
Theresa McBride, Dept. of History
Edward Augustus, Director of Government and Community Relations

6.  Educating for Civic Participation 
Brenda Hounsell Sullivan, Director of Orientation, Transition, and Leadership 
Susan Crawford Sullivan, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Jennie Germann Molz, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology

7. Integrating Course Work with Real World Experience
Ellen Perry, Dept. of Classics
Jeff Hunter, CISS, Business internship seminar:
Robert Bertin, Dept. of Biology


Brown Bag Lunch Discussion "Ongoing Conversation: Teaching In and Beyond the Classroom"
Monday, September 19, 2011


Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: "Nuances of Grading in the Liberal Arts"
Tuesday, October 25, 2011



Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: "Working with Challenging Students"
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Guest Speakers: Neal Lipsitz, Tina Chen, Paul Galvinhill, Martha Sullivan


Faculty Workshop: The Place of Technology in the Liberal Arts: Designing Attention & Learning in the Modern Classroom
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hogan Jenks Suites A B/C

Keynote Speaker: Eric Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College, is a scholar of new media, with a special interest in civic media, location-based media, and urban design. He is the co-author of a new book about location-based media called Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World.

An article from presenter Eric Gordon can be viewed here.
Slides from presenter Eric Gordon can be viewed here.
Slides from presenter Ellen Keohane can be viewed here.


Higher Education Reading and Discussion: Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Hogan 402(03)


Brown Bag Discussion: Developing Students' Oral Presentation Skills

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Professor Bizzell's Rhetoric speech assignments can be viewed here.



Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Strategies for Learning and Teaching about Diversity
February 14, 2012
with Daniel Klinghard, Lorelle Semley, Melissa Weiner, and Amy Wolfson

Case Study Discussion



Alone Together: The New Intimacies, Solitudes, and Ethical Dilemmas of our Digital Age

Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:30 P.M.
Hogan Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Sherry Turkle, Ph.D., Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, writes on the "subjective side" of people's relationships with technology, especially computers. She is an expert on mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics. Professor Turkle's most recent book is Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on the talk can be viewed here.


Spanish Out Loud: Being Latin at Holy Cross
A Candid Conversation among Students and Faculty

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Rehm Library

Fishbowl style conversation with: Ambar Sabino '15, Vanessa Reyes Kranwinkel '15, Gabriel Fernandez '12, Manuel Henriquez '14, Rosa Carrasquillo, Isabel Alvarez-Borland, and Melisa Jaquez.



Brown Bag Discussion: Effective Feedback on Papers and Projects
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Facilitated by Elaine Hays and David Damiano
Dinand Faculty Room



Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: iPad Pilot Project Presentations and Discussions
Monday, April 19, 2012
with Lynn Kremer, Ann Marie Leshkowich, and K.J. Rawson


Brown Bag Discussion: How Can the Center for Teaching Serve You?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Dinand Faculty Room