Sherrerd Center for Teaching & Learning
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
Demonstration of HistoryMakers Digital Archive
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Campus Center 204
Event open to faculty, staff and students.
Lunch provided (meat, vegetarian, vegan, GF options). Please RSVP by March 23rd.
Smith College Libraries and the Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning invite you to a lunchtime demo and discussion of the HistoryMakers Digital Archive, with HistoryMakers founder and Executive Director - Julieanna Richardson, and co-presenter Dionti Davis. The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is an extensive video archive of African-American oral histories that is newly available through Smith College Libraries. Explore how this collection of 19th, 20th, and 21st century narratives can be a resource for your research and teaching. This resource can help Smith instructors create and maintain inclusive learning environments.
Summer Institute: Student-Faculty Pedagogical Partnership
May 22, 2018 & May 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A maximum of 10 Smith College faculty members will spend two full days on the following:
- Reading and discussing relevant publications on student-faculty partnerships.
- Focusing on the potential of partnerships to interrupt bias, to support the development of classrooms more welcoming to a diversity of students, and contribute to the design of inclusive curricula.
- Hearing from students at Smith and elsewhere about their experiences and perspectives on learning, teaching and partnership.
- Preparing to participate in a partnership during the 2017–18 academic year.
Please refer to our Pedagogical Partnership Page for more information about the program.
Teaching and Learning in Tumultuous Times
As fall classes begin, we return to the familiar rhythm of the academic year. At the same time, however, all of us—students, faculty and staff—are affected by events in the world. Right now, we find ourselves teaching and learning in the wake of violence in Charlottesville and in the middle of hurricane season. If you are looking for resources, we recommend a webpage on Teaching After Charlottesville by Derek Bruff and our own PDF on Teaching in Tumultuous Times.
Pedagogical Partnership Program in the SAQ
An article about the Smith College Pedagogical Partnership Program was included in the Fall 2017 Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Flip to page 9 to read the article featuring Angelica Vargas '17, Tina Wildhagen, associate professor of sociology, and Floyd Cheung, director of the Sherrerd Center for Teaching & Learning and professor of English languages and literatures and American studies.
Lecturer in Mathematics & Statistics
Associate Professor of Dance
Design Clinic Director, Senior Lecturer in Engineering
Co-Director of the Design Thinking Initiative
Director of Educational Technology Services