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Sherrerd Center for Teaching & Learning


Sherrerd Center for Teaching & Learning

Bass Hall 416
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3562

Professor Kate Soper teaching in a music classroom

The Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning was founded in 2009 through a generous bequest from the family of Kathleen Compton Sherrerd '54 and John J. F. Sherrerd, longtime supporters of excellence in teaching at Smith College. The center enables the academic success of all Smith students through faculty development efforts that support teaching and learning at the college.

News & Events

How to Teach and Learn with the Museum of African American History and Culture

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 5:30–6:30 p.m., Smith College Campus Center 103/104
Pizza provided for the first 30 attendees
Please join student and faculty Innovation Challenge Grant participants as they reflect upon their recent visit to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. Learn more ►

Exploring the ABCs of Inclusive Course Design

May 19, 2017, noon–3 p.m. (lunch included)
Kahn Colloquium Room
Sponsors: Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost, and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
Facilitators: Shannon Audley (EDC) and Borjana Mikic (EGR)

In her book Can We Talk About Race?, author Beverly Tatum argues that only some students are reflected in college course curricula. Learn more ►

Summer Institute: Student-Faculty Pedagogical Partnership

May 23, 2017, and May 24, 2017, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

A maximum of 10 Smith College faculty members will spend two full days on a variety of activities related to student-faculty partnerships. Learn more ►


Floyd Cheung

Director of the Sherrerd Center
Professor of English Language & Literature and American Studies

Johanna Ravenhurst

Sherrerd Center Coordinator

Advisory Board

2016–17 Members

Patricia DiBartolo

Caroline L. Wall '27 Professor of Psychology

Angie Hauser

Assistant Professor of Dance

Susannah Howe

Design Clinic Director, Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Tom Laughner

Director of Educational Technology Services

Beth Powell

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Sara Pruss

Associate Professor of Geosciences

Alan Rudnitsky

Professor of Education & Child Study

Kevin Shea

Professor of Chemistry

Sujane Wu

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures

Zaza Kabayadondo

Co-Director of the Design Thinking Initiative