Fall 2013 CIE Retreat



In Fall 2013 the students and faculty of CIE went on a two-day retreat. This year’s retreat was held at Angel’s Rest in a beautiful rural setting in the foothills of the Berkshires.  The retreat combined fun with serious discussions.


The retreat focused on CIE’s espoused goal of producing “Scholar Practitioners” in its programs.  A variety of exercises were used to help the 30 participants articulate their thoughts on the meaning of  Scholar-Practitioner and to then suggest ways in which classes, activities and colleagues could help CIE better work to develop Scholar-Practitioners. 



The retreat also included a variety of community-building exercises such as a Directed Drawing activity, a Raging River exercise, and a treasure-hunt-style quiz testing participants’ knowledge of fun facts.  A great time was had by all.  The retreat kept alive the 45 year tradition of Fall retreats as an integral part of the experience of being at CIE.