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Teaching Arts Lunches

Please join us on the following Fridays for discussions focused on teaching and learning at Smith. Unless otherwise indicated, we will meet in Neilson Browsing Room from noon until 1 p.m., with lunch provided.

Fall 2015

September 11, 2015
Snapshots of a Digital Humanities Classroom [Renaissance Literature Version]

Katherine Rowe, Provost & Dean of Faculty

Via a few modest course assignments and one grander initiative, Prof. Rowe will illustrate some of the values for humanities classrooms that are realized when we bring our students under the hood of digital scholarly resources.

September 18, 2015

Rebecca Frost Davis, Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edwards University

Details TBA

October 2, 2015
Integrating and Evaluating Creative Projects in a Traditional Course

Thalia Pandiri (Classics)
Michael Barresi (Biological Sciences)

What a scientist and a humanist have learned over the years, and their different approaches to assignments and evaluation.

October 30, 2015

Margaret Bruzelius, Dean of the Senior Class & Associate Dean of the College
Class Deans

Details TBA

November 6, 2015
The Coltrane Elegies: the collaborative, digital 'critical edition' as an approach to teaching literary texts.

Rick Millington (English Language & Literature)

November 13, 2015
Strengthening and Diversifying Women's Voices in the College Classroom

Benita Jackson (Psychology)

"Speaking articulately" is one of the key capacities Smith College has designated as crucial to student success. In collaboration with the Wurtele Center for Work and Life, we studied student perspectives and practical steps faculty can take to help students cultivate a growth mindset around speaking in classes. The goal is to help you increase and sustain participation from a wider range of students to make your teaching more effective for the students and fun for you.

December 4, 2005
Coaching as Teaching

Scott Johnson, Outdoor Adventure Program Manager


Rebecca Hovey

Details TBA