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Women's Education Worldwide Faculty Conference May 31-June 3, 2011
Women's Education Worldwide Faculty Conference May 31-June 3, 2011

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011: Smith College


A shuttle will be provided between Mount Holyoke College and Smith College and for guests staying at the Hotel Northampton, Autumn Inn, and Clarion Hotel in Northampton.

3:30-5:00 pm:

Registration (Rotunda, Alumnae House)

5:00-6:15 pm:

Reception. Welcome by Smith College President Carol T. Christ (President's House)

6:30-9:30 pm:

Opening Dinner. Welcome and conference overview by Susan C. Bourque, Esther B. Wiley Professor of Government at Smith College, and Donal O'Shea, Dean of Faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Elizabeth T. Kennan Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Mount Holyoke College. After dinner remarks: "Models for Women's Education and Leadership" by Jill Ker Conway, President Emerita, Smith College. Entertainment by Art Steele, guitar & Vishnu Wood, bass. (Paradise Room, Smith College Conference Center).

9:30 pm:

Shuttle bus pick up at Smith College to return guest to the Hotel Northampton, the Autumn Inn, the Clarion Hotel, and Mount Holyoke College. Bus pick up location: Sage Hall traffic circle.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011: Smith College

7:30 am

Shuttle bus pick up at Mount Holyoke College, then the Hotel Northampton (8:10 am), the Clarion Hotel (8:20 am) and the Autumn Inn (8:30 am) for transportation to Smith College. First bus pick up location: Rear of Safford Hall at Skinner Green.

8:00 am:

Registration for late arrivals (Rotunda, Alumnae House)

8:45 am:

Coffee/Continental breakfast (Gallery, Alumnae House)

9:00-9:45 am:

Introduction to Women's Education Worldwide by Joanne Creighton, President Emeritus, Mount Holyoke College (Conference Hall, Alumnae House)

9:45-10:00 am

Announcements (Conference Hall, Alumnae House)

10:00-11:00 am:

Panel discussion: A conversation among newly established women's colleges. Panelists: Nafisa Bedri, Kholod Ashgar, Malak Al-Nory, Candyce McLeod. Moderators: Donal O'Shea and Marilyn Schuster. (Conference Hall, Alumnae House)

11:00-11:30 am:

Coffee Break (Gallery, Alumnae House)

11:30-1:00 pm:

  Breakout sessions by Working Group (various rooms, Alumnae House and Hillyer Hall)

  1. Approaches to Teaching the History and Challenges of Women's Education (Section A--Rosetta Marantz Cohen)  Alumnae House Board Room
  2. Approaches to Teaching the History and Challenges of Women's Education (Section B--Lenore Carlisle) Alumnae House Living Room
  3. Approaches to Teaching Environmental Studies and Sustainability (Tim Farnham) Alunnae House Dining Room
  4. Approaches to Teaching Health and Well-Being (Barbara Brehm-Curtis & Christine Shelton) Hillyer 109
  5. Approaches to Teaching Leadership (Maureen Mahoney & Susan C. Bourque) Hillyer 103

1:00-2:00 pm:

Lunch (Conference Hall, Alumnae House)

2:00-3:00 pm:

Guided tours: Smith College Museum of Art, Global Studies Center, Ford Hall, Morgan Hall, and the Sophia Smith Collection. Sign up for tours at registration desk. All tours begin at the entrance to the Alumnae House.

3:15-4:30 pm:

Tech Demonstrations. Demonstrations of technology tools for teaching globally. (Ford Hall 240, Case Study Room)

4:30-5:00 pm:

Conference Networking (Atrium of Ford Hall)

5:00-6:00 pm:

Reception (Living Room and Trudy's Garden, Alumnae House)

6:30 pm:

Dinner. Entertainment by Bob Sparkman, clarinet & Jerry Noble, piano (Conference Hall, Alumnae House)

8:30 pm:

Shuttle bus pick up at Smith College to return guests to the Hotel Northampton, the Autumn Inn, the Clarion Hotel, and Mount Holyoke College. Bus pick up location: In front of the Alumnae House.

Thursday, June 2, 2011: Mount Holyoke College

7:45 am:

Shuttle bus pick up at the Hotel Northampton, the Autumn Inn (7:50 am), and the Clarion Hotel (7:55 am) for transportation to the Willits-Hallowell Center at Mount Holyoke College.

8:30 am:

Breakfast (Willits-Hallowell Center)

8:45 am:

Keynote: Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, "Addressing Cultural Competence and Context in Delivering Women's Education Worldwide." (Willits-Hallowell Center)

9:30 am:

Avenues for Collaboration. Four colleagues discuss recent initiatives at their institutions. The goal of this panel is to understand the breadth of programming among our institutions and to stimulate creative thinking about how our current work can inform future collaborations. Panelists: Melissa Jean, Ryoko Shimada, Deepa Joshi, Ennety Ruzariro. Moderator: Karen Rimmler. (Willits-Hallowell Center)

10:15 am:

Coffee Break (Willits-Hallowell Center)

10:30 am:

Walk to mediated workspaces

10:45-11:45 am:

Collaborating at a Distance. Three workshops with instructional technology staff to introduce tools for sustaining collaboration among teaching faculty offered to each of our five working groups in parallel. (Mediated Workspaces)

10:45-11:45 am Workshop A: Creating Things Together (Mediated Workspaces)

11:45-12:05 pm:

11:45-12:05 pm Workshop B: Coordinating Work (Mediated Workspaces)

12:15-1:15 pm:

Lunch. Jesse Lytle discusses the new WEW website in progress. (Willits-Hallowell Center)

1:30-2:15 pm:

Collaborating at a Distance (continued).

1:30-2:15 pm Workshop 3: Sharing in Real Time at a Distance.

2:15-3:30 pm:

Building Collaborative Projects by Working Group (Willits-Hallowell Center)

3:45-4:45 pm:

Focused Free Time/Guided Tours. Guided walks including the Mount Holyoke Museum of Art and Talcott Greenhouse. Chief Curator Wendy M. Watson looks forward to receiving all delegates interested in the museum's holdings and current exhibitions. Participants may also enjoy a coffee break. All activities convene at Willits-Hallowell Center.

5:00 pm:

Cocktails. Brief reports from each working group. (President's House)

6:00 pm:

Dinner. Closing remarks by Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella. Conference reflections and visions for the future (Willits-Hallowell Center)

9:00 pm:

Shuttle bus returns guests to the hotels and Smith College. Bus pick up location: Willits-Hallowell Center.

Friday, June 3, 2011: Mount Holyoke College

Travel Day:

All participants depart.