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2013 - 2014 Events

 


Center for Teaching August Faculty Workshop:
Making the Case: Integrating Case Studies in our Liberal Arts Classrooms
with Ann Velenchik, Ph.D.
Director, Writing Program
Associate Professor of Economics
Wellesley College
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Hogan Ballroom

The Case Method
Case Studies in Science
 


 

Brown Bag Lunch Series - Peer Teaching
Monday, September 9, 2013
Levis Browsing Room Dinand Library


iPad and Technology in the Classroom Lunch
Monday, September 23, 2013
Dinand Faculty Lounge


Inside the Professor's Studio
with De-Ping Yang and Andrea Borghini, moderated by Karen Turner
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Hogan Suite A

 

This “evening brown bag” is our Holy Cross version of the Bravo cable network’s series “Inside the Actor’s Studio” where a host, in front of a live audience comprised of actors and acting students from the Actor’s Studio, interviews successful actors about their craft.

In our version, we are asking successful professors about their craft, but just like the Actor’s Studio, we are doing so via a series of short, snappy questions and answers that can provide both moments of great levity and gravity about teaching from inside and outside the classroom. This will be a great way to better get to know each other and share some of our teaching stories while enjoying food and drink.

 


 

iPad and Technology in the Classroom Lunch
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Dinand Faculty Lounge


A Holy Cross Rubric for Holy Cross Writing: Developing a Common Vocabulary for Assessing Student Work
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Dinand Faculty Lounge

The College Committee on Writing Pedagogy and Assessment is presenting, discussing and soliciting more feedback on the rubric they created and used as part of their assessment project in spring 2013. Please join them to learn about this rubric and offer you comments.

Writing Rubric


 

How Social Media Can Improve Classroom Learning: What you don't know about your students and social media could be working against you in the classroom
with Connie Cranos
Quinnipiac University
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Smith Labs 154


iPad and Technology in the Classroom
Breakfast - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Dinand Faculty Lounge
 


Mindful Meditation
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Rehm Library with Melissa Blacker

Mindfulness meditation is believed to help still the mind and focus attention on the present moment. Numerous clinical studies have shown that it can substantially improve our health, cognitive function and emotional regulation. In many ways, meditation is a form of experiential learning – the type of learning that Holy Cross encourages in its curriculum as an embodiment of the Jesuit ideal of contemplation and reflective practice, as well as the education of the whole person. While we attempt to foster opportunities for reflection among our students, there are fewer institutional outlets and structures for faculty and staff to do so themselves.

Ms. Blacker, who has been periodically leading these Holy Cross sessions is a meditation teacher and Buddhist practitioner and the former Associate Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and Director of Professional Training at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Envisioning Teaching Tools and Spaces
Monday, December 2, 2013
Dinand Faculty Lounge


Center for Teaching January Faculty Workshop:
Engaging and Optimizing Your Multicultural Classroom
featuring the Bok Players
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hogan Suites A, B & C

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Workshop Handouts

Agenda
Lessons from Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Interrupting Microaggressions
Questions for Lunchtime Discussions
The Bok Players
Race, Class, Gender and the Case of Health
Diversity & Inclusion Teaching Activity

 


Higher Education Reading Group
Why Does College Cost So Much?
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Hogan 408/09


iPad & Technology in the Classroom Lunch
Monday, February 10, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge

This is an opportunity for those members of the Holy Cross faculty and staff interested in teaching to go to seek answers to technical questions, share apps, share experiences, and brainstorm. Come and learn from the experts (particularly Jim Cahill and Mary Morrisard-Larkin) and each other.  This is an open discussion in the ever-evolving Dinand Faculty Lounge. Come to talk or come to listen. Either way, please join the open discussion on iPads and technology in the classroom.


The Evaluation of Teaching Open Meeting
Tuesday, Feburary 11, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge


Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Rehm Library
Endorsed by the Center for Teaching

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is a research professor in the psychology department at Clark University he will speak about "Emerging Adulthood."  Arnett is the editor of the "Journal of Adolescent Research" and author of the book "Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties," published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. He is also the founding president and executive director of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (www.ssea.org).  His book (with Elizabeth Fishel) for parents of emerging adults, "When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?" was published in May 2013. This is is one of those fortunate instances when a scholarly talk may provide useful to us as teachers.


Mindfulness Meditation
with Melissa Blacker
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Rehm Library

Mindfulness meditation is believed to help still the mind and focus attention on the present moment. Numerous clinical studies have shown that it can substantially improve our health, cognitive function and emotional regulation. In many ways, meditation is a form of experiential learning – the type of learning that Holy Cross encourages in its curriculum as an embodiment of the Jesuit ideal of contemplation and reflective practice, as well as the education of the whole person. While we attempt to foster opportunities for reflection among our students, there are fewer institutional outlets and structures for faculty and staff to do so themselves.

Ms. Blacker, who has been periodically leading these Holy Cross sessions is a meditation teacher and Buddhist practitioner and the former Associate Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and Director of Professional Training at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Read more....


The Universal Classroom
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge

The Universal Classroom is one tailored to help ensure that classroom instruction serves all students and myriad learning styles while specifically accommodating students with disabilities. In such a classroom an individual student’s need for accommodations may be minimized through the use of a “universal design” for learning that promotes an equitable, flexible, fully accessible learning environment that meets the needs of diverse learners using multiple means of engagement, expression and representation. To paraphrase the King’s Musketeers, “What’s good for one is good for all.”

Universal Design for Inclusion in College


The Holy Cross Writing Rubric
Friday, February 28, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge

Writing Rubric
Rubric Lesson Plan
Using Rubric/Bizzell
Using Rubric/Schneider


Mindfulness Meditation
with Melissa Blacker
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Rehm Library

Mindfulness meditation is believed to help still the mind and focus attention on the present moment. Numerous clinical studies have shown that it can substantially improve our health, cognitive function and emotional regulation. In many ways, meditation is a form of experiential learning – the type of learning that Holy Cross encourages in its curriculum as an embodiment of the Jesuit ideal of contemplation and reflective practice, as well as the education of the whole person. While we attempt to foster opportunities for reflection among our students, there are fewer institutional outlets and structures for faculty and staff to do so themselves.

Ms. Blacker, who has been periodically leading these Holy Cross sessions is a meditation teacher and Buddhist practitioner and the former Associate Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and Director of Professional Training at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Read more....


Teagle Conference
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Hogan Suite A

Panel & Discussion: Finding Common Ground: Four Approaches to First-Year Experience
Come hear about how four different institutions--Rhodes College, Ursinus College, Columbia University, and Lawrence University--introduce their students to liberal arts education through intensive first-year programs or specially-designed courses of study. Faculty representatives from each school will speak for 10 minutes about their institution's approach, followed by Q&A. A wine & cheese reception will follow.


iPad & Technology in the Classroom
Wine & Cheese
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge

This is an opportunity for those members of the Holy Cross faculty and staff interested in teaching to go to seek answers to technical questions, share apps, share experiences, and brainstorm. Come and learn from the experts (particularly Jim Cahill and Mary Morrisard-Larkin) and each other.  This is an open discussion in the ever-evolving Dinand Faculty Lounge. Come to talk or come to listen. Either way, please join the open discussion on iPads and technology in the classroom.


Writing Letters of Recommendation
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge


Teaching the Social Sciences Conference
Saturday, April 12, 2014
College of the Holy Cross
Endorsed by the Center for Teaching


The Flipped Classroom - Webinar
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Dinand 210