The Sherrerd Center for Teaching & Learning has had two teaching mentors since 2018–19 whose job it is to share innovative practices and strategies with colleagues.
We are delighted to announce that our Teaching Mentors program continues through the 2023–24 academic year with two mentors for equitable and inclusive pedagogies. This year, the Sherrerd Center is pleased to welcome Kate Queeney (CHM) into the teaching mentor role, along with Elizabeth Pryor (HST), who will continue as a teaching mentor. We are excited for the experience that both mentors bring to the Sherrerd Center. The teaching mentors program exists to help all members of our community with their teaching, so if you wish to schedule a meeting with either of our teaching mentors, please fill out this form.
Sherrerd mentors Liz Pryor and Kate Queeney are available to faculty and staff to talk about anything related to your teaching. A conversation can happen once or can be ongoing through the year or semester. Please know these conversations are confidential and not evaluative. The conversations are an opportunity to talk with a colleague about some aspect of the teaching-learning process. Conversations may be philosophical, operational or anything in between. Topics may include sequencing a course or lesson, getting students to be more aware of their own learning, assessment, grading, designing group activities, establishing norms or making sense of student feedback.
- Mulling over how to assess student work this spring?
- Struggling with how to manage a useful amount of low-stakes, formative assessment that will improve student learning but not overwhelm you with grading?
- Wondering what kind of feedback students will find most helpful?
- Not sure how to write exams in the age of ChatGPT, or whether your exams should be take-home or not, or whether you should even have exams?
Sherrerd Teaching Mentors are happy to discuss these or any other pedagogical issues with you.