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Winter Faculty Meeting 2014

We are pleased to invite you to the 2014 Smith College School for Social Work Winter Faculty Meeting on Friday, February 21. Moodle training (which is used to support classroom instructors) will be offered on Thursday afternoon, February 20.


Thursday, February 20

4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. : Basic/Advanced Moodle Training, Seeyle Hall, Room B2  


Friday, February 21

Campus Center Carroll Room and Atrium:

8:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. Check In and Breakfast (For new hires: tax form notarization) Campus Center Carroll Room
9:00a.m. - 9:45a.m. Welcome and An Update on the School, Josh Miller, Associate Dean
9:45a.m. - 12:30p.m. Training on LGBTQ Theory and Issues, Speaker TBA
12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. Lunch (For new hires: tax form notarization)
1:30p.m. - 3:00p.m. DSM-5 and Implications for Social Work, David Byers, M.S.W.
3:00p.m. - 3:15p.m. Break
3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Evaluating SSW Students - A Discussion
4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. Sequence Meetings

*Agenda is subject to change; updates will be posted to this page


Saturday, February 22

Sequence Meetings - Note: not all sequences are meeting on Saturday; you will be contacted by your sequence Chair if this meeting applies to you.


Please fill out the RSVP form at the bottom of this page, by January 31, 2014, to let us know whether or not you will be attending this meeting.

Traveling to Northampton

Travel costs and accommodations will be reimbursed (see below for limitations) by the School for Social Work. Please keep original receipts, track expenses carefully and use the Expense Form found here SSW Expense Voucher 2014 to request reimbursement.

Booking Your Trip: Please use online resources to compare airfare rates and submit your original receipts along with the SSW expense form to Michele Bala, at Smith College School for Social Work, Lilly Hall for reimbursement.

Air Travel: All economy class air travel within the Continental United States will be reimbursed fully. We ask that you try to find the lowest rate possible. For anyone traveling from outside the Continental United States, please contact Michele Bala,, for information on the reimbursement policy.

Airport Transfer: The airport that serves Northampton is Bradley International (Hartford/Springfield), about 45 minutes from Smith. The School will cover these expenses for pickup or drop-offs. Please contact Valley Transporter directly at 800-872-8752 to arrange transportation.

Car rentals will not be reimbursed by the School for this meeting.

By Car: If you are driving, the School will reimburse you at the rate of $.56 a mile.

Hotel Reservations

Arrangements for a group rate have been made with two area hotels.  Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations, and identify your affiliation with Smith College School for Social Work (Winter Faculty Meeting).  After January 20, rooms reserved at the Clarion Hotel will be released to the public. Please make your reservations before this date. Rooms reserved at the Clarion Hotel are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy. You are encouraged to reserve a room at the Hampton Inn as soon as possible to ensure availiblity.

For more detailed information on these and other local hotels, check the Hampshire Hospitality Web site. Visit the Northampton site for restaurant listings and local attractions.

Hotel reimbursement

The School will reimburse the cost of a shared double room (2 occupants).  For single rooms/single occupancies, the School will reimburse $39.50 for Thursday night, and $44.50 for Friday night. Note: Faculty are responsible for paying for room at checkout. 

Conference packets will include a reimbursement form that you can complete and submit to the School.  Remember to keep the originals of your receipts!

RSVP by Friday, January 31, 2014

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Updated 1/10/14