Read Smith’s plans for the spring 2021 semester.
Current Operating Mode: BLUE
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 and Events
Special Event: Conversations about the Academic Honor Code in Changing Times
First meeting is a discussion for and with faculty
Thursday, March 11, 2021
12:15 -1:15 pm
Margaret Bruzelius, Sara Pruss, and Kevin Shea
Second meeting is a discussion for and with students, faculty, and anyone who wishes to attend
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Margaret Bruzelius, Sara Pruss, Kevin Shea, and students including Molly Aber
Sherrerd Center's Theme for 2020-2021: Connectivity
This academic year at Smith is one unlike any other. The vast majority of our students are away from campus, learning in remote environments, both across the US and across the world. When COVID-19 shut down our campus in the Spring of 2020, many of us thought this would be a brief break from daily life and all would return to normal soon, but instead, this has become a sustained experience for our community. During the 20-21 academic year, we plan to use connectivity as our guiding principle in our Sherrerd Center programming. With trauma from the global pandemic, the continuation of brutal racial injustices in the US, and a contentious US election cycle all coalescing, it is arguably more important than ever to feel connected to our community – and yet, it has never been harder. In the work that we do at the Sherrerd Center for teaching and learning, we hope to center anti-racism, teaching in and amidst trauma, and the best inclusive practices in the remote classroom so that we can remain connected: to our core mission, and to each other in the Smith community.
Director of Learning, Research, and Technology
Associate Professor of Dance
Design Clinic Director, Senior Lecturer in Engineering, Class Dean 2020–21
Rosemary Bradford Hewlett 1940 Professor of Engineering
Professor of Economics