Announcements

Complimentary Access to National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

As part of the university’s commitment to improving the campus climate, an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is now available to all faculty, postdoctoral workers and graduate students at no cost. The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of scholars and students from more than 450 colleges and universities. Its resources are intended to benefit faculty and students of color, as well as all who are in need of general mentoring and looking for support during their career transitions. To activate your membership, visit the NCFDD website. For more information, visit Diversity Matters

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Upcoming Events

November
30
Friday, November 30, 2018 -
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Scholarly Writing Retreat - November 2018

You are welcome to join us for an hour, come and go to accommodate unexpected meetings, or spend the entire day in the company of your colleagues. A $5 ticket to purchase refreshments in the library cafe or Campus Center will be provided when you arrive. More "Scholarly Writing Retreat" info.

November
30
Friday, November 30, 2018 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

Come join colleagues interested in using contemplative exercises to deepen learning. This meeting will feature a presentation, "Relationality, Respect, Reverence, Reciprocity, Relevance: Bringing the 5 Indigenous Rs into a Contemplative Classroom (Even in Large Lecture Courses)," by Sonya Atalay, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UMass Amherst.

For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP page.

December
07
Friday, December 07, 2018 -
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Looking Back, Planning Ahead

The end of the semester is almost upon us. It’s time to take a long exhale, reflect on what worked and what changes we want to make, and plan ahead. 

December
14
Friday, December 14, 2018 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

Come join the Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group for our final meeting of the semester. The meeting will include sharing strategies and reflecting on our fall teaching. For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP page.

 

Faculty Profile

Laetitia La Follette Publishes on Art History Teaching
Associate Professor | History of Art & Architecture

"For students to understand the power of art, they have to learn what it is to become art historians and then do it themselves. That means working to find their own meanings and interpretations, which requires synthesis and creativity."

In a new article on art history pedagogy, Laetitia La Follette (History of Art & Architecture) explains how Bloom's Taxonomy can be adapted to support deeper, more student-centered learning activities in a large art history survey course.