Upcoming Events

CTL Events

October 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Guilt Free Book Club
  • Guilt Free Book Club
  • Building Welcoming Gateway Courses
  • Building Welcoming Gateway Courses
  • Guilt Free Book Club
  • Guilt Free Book Club
  • WYSWYTKA: The Chicano Latinx Student Experience
  • CTL First 5 Social
  • Difficult Moments 1
  • Difficult Moments 1
  • Who are my students? Mindsets 2
  • Guilt Free Book Club
  • Who are my students? Mindsets 2
  • Guilt Free Book Club

What Your Students Want You To Know About...

The Chicano Latinx Student Experience

Tony Jimenez from the Chicano Latino Student Affairs center will share information about how Latinx students experience the Claremont Colleges.

A light lunch will be served.

Thursday, October 17th, 12-1pm @ Honnold Mudd Library, Honnold Conference Room

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/1a2M9eEtsLr6iciG9

Preparing for Difficult Moments in the Classroom

Difficult Moments in class can arise from our tense political times, incidents of hate/intolerant speech in class, campus crises, or otherwise challenging personalities and interactions. Do you as a faculty member feel prepared to handle these moments and interactions? How might we prepare ahead of time to be ready for such moments?

Participants in the workshop will discuss various scenarios around difficult interactions and focus on creating safe and engaging classrooms. We will learn strategies for addressing challenging topics and tense incidents, and reflect on ways we can structure our classes and our interactions with students to facilitate communication and positive educational environments for students.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 4:15-5:30 pm @ Honnold Mudd Library, Digital Toolshed
Thursday, October 24th, 11:00-12:15pm PM @ HMC, Shanahan 2454

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/UFVpRzcza8of9HG86

Mindsets Workshop 2: Who are my students?

Several recent studies have shown that the ways we think and talk about our students can have a significant impact on their college success. With the help of these studies, participants in this workshop will interrogate common educational phrases like “weed-out classes,” “grit,” and “students today can’t …” to determine what ways of thinking might lie behind them, and what the impact of such thinking might be.  Participants will use this knowledge to begin to reformulate one assignment or lecture to better encourage student learning and success. 

Monday, October 28th 10 AM – 11:15 AM Location TBD

Tuesday, October 29th, 3 PM- 4:15 PM @ Honnold Mudd Library, Keck Classroom

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/GKcJSKw39MR8gT9C6

Past Events

Mindsets Workshop 1: What is Learning?

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” — Plutarch, Moralia

When you think about student learning, what image springs to mind?  Are students empty vessels that we fill with knowledge, or is something else going on?  Participants in this workshop will discuss various theories of teaching and learning learning put forward by educators, activists, psychologists, and neuroscientists, as well as interrogate our own mindsets.  We will then consider ways to  use learning theories in our own class practices to encourage deeper, lasting student learning.

Monday, September 16th  10 AM – 11:15 AM @ Pitzer Bernard Hall 207
Tuesday, September 17th, 3 PM- 4:15 PM @ Honnold Mudd Library, Keck Classroom

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/umtTRQEK1LpJXK9C6

What Your Students Want You To Know About...

Educational Access and Disability

Catherine Calhoun from the Student Disability Resource Center will share information about new programs the SDRC has developed to help faculty better accommodate students.

A light lunch will be served.

Thursday, September 19th, 12-1pm @ Honnold Mudd Library, Honnold Conference Room

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/S1EpBKs5RhbjSofLA

Open Classroom Week

The first Open Classroom week is September 23rd-September 27th!

Teachers across the campuses will open their classrooms to other teachers, so they can observe and experience different types of teaching.

Learn more about open classroom week, and sign up to observe an open class here: https://teaching.claremont.edu/open_classroom_week/

Building Welcoming Gateway Courses

Introductory courses are the gateway to upper division courses and majors.  Some students call these “weed out” courses because they perceive them as difficult to pass.  It is important that these courses welcome all students with an interest in these fields.

This workshop will discuss the importance of creating equitable learning environments where all students, regardless of educational background, can succeed in gateway courses and continue within majors.

Participants will be exposed to research describing the positive effects of building a sense of belonging in our classes and effective techniques for making their courses welcoming while retaining their rigor and content.

Looking for events from previous years? Here’s what we did in 2016-172017-18, and 2018-2019.