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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.
Summer Institute: Student-Faculty Pedagogical Partnership
May 2018, Details TBD
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 Pagefor more information about the program.