CTL Events

September 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Guilt Free Book Club-In Person
  • Guilt Free Book Club-Zoom
  • Fostering a sense of belonging in STEM: The Role of Teaching and Mentoring
  • Metacognition FLC
  • Visioning Teaching
  • Guilt Free Book Club-In Person
  • Guilt Free Book Club-Zoom
  • Community Based Teaching
  • Metacognition FLC
  • Visioning Teaching
  • First 5 Social

Ongoing Events

Every other T/W, starting Sept 6th. Tuesdays in Person, Wednesdays on Zoom.

This book club strives to be guilt-free in every way. You don’t need to have read to attend, and you are welcomed join in at any time — arriving late, leaving early, or missing a week is perfectly OK! This semester we’ll be reading What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching. This book uniquely offers the distilled wisdom of scores of instructors across ranks, disciplines and institution types, whose contributions are organized into a thematic framework that progressively introduces the reader to the key dispositions, principles and practices for creating the inclusive classroom environments that will help their students succeed.

Every other Monday, starting Sept 12th.
hosted by Cory Davia (CMC). This group will explore our goals and strategies for helping students become more self-aware about their learning processes. What do we want students to know about themselves? How can we help them discover those things? FLC members will choose readings together. Lunch and materials provided.

Visioning and Teaching FLC
Every other Tuesday, starting Sept 13th.
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Z1yjSwFDzKcf2dZ2A

hosted by Barbara Junisbai. in the past two years, barbara has been practicing visioning in her professional and personal life, in her teaching and service, and with her organizational studies students. the process follows a “backward design” model: we take a moment, in community, to name what joyful, meaningful, and fulfilling teaching (and life!) looks like for each of us. we then plot out in a playful, generous, and possibility-filled way concrete steps, resources, deadlines, and accountability structures that help us realize our vision

Community-Based Teaching

This event will feature a panel of Claremont Colleges professors from across the disciplines who have taught community-based courses. Possible discussion topics include 1) how to design a community-engaged course; 2) the unique challenges of adapting existing courses in various disciplines; 3) the differences between community-engaged versus classroom-based pedagogy. Attendees will have an opportunity to workshop ideas for future or current courses. The goal of the workshop is to share experiences, introduce novices to community-based pedagogy, and form a community at the Colleges for those involved in community-based teaching.

Thursday September 22nd, 4:15-5:30 PM, Mudd 2 South Classroom 

RSVP: https://forms.gle/H5owLGUZ44k6ZEcs6

This event will be recorded, please RSVP to receive recording.

First 5 Social

A social event for faculty and instructional staff in their first 5 years at the Claremont Colleges (in any capacity)! No need to RSVP, just stop by and hang out. The CTL will cover the first round of drinks and snacks.

Thursday September 29th, 5-7 pm

We Olive  221 N Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Student Feedback: Formative Feedback

A carefully designed feedback form can give you valuable information about how your class is going and how it can be improved, making the semester a better experience for both you and your students. Learn how to use mid-semester feedback to:

  • Course-correct after a rocky start.

  • Tailor your course to the students you actually have, not the students you wish you had or the students you had last year.

  • Give students more input and more of a say over their education.

  • Improve your relationships with students by making them feel heard, respected, and that their perspective is valued.

Thursday Oct 6th 10:00am-11:15 am, location TBD 

RSVP: https://forms.gle/5CXtJqTWL1ropRaV7

Videos from our past events are available on our Youtube Channel!

Pre-Semester Workshop

Intentional Course Design: Making Space for the Good Stuff

In this workshop, the CTL will guide you through a short reflective process to identify your values and goals for your courses. We’ll talk about things like community-building, creativity, or critical thinking– the Good Stuff that fuels you and your students. We’ll share some practical tips to shrink the burden of organizing and delivering your course, so you can spend more time with the things that matter most to you and your students. If possible bring (or have in mind) an assignment from one of your courses to work with.

Presenters: Sara Hollar, Barbara Junisbai, Sadie Otte, Michelle Decker

Tuesday, August 23rd: 10:30am-11:45am Honnold Mudd Library- Keck Classroom Library (also Called Mudd 2 South Classroom)
Wednesday August 24th: 4:15pm-5:30pm POM-The Hive Studio 2

Recording available here: https://youtu.be/STWHeEmT2ig

Fostering a sense of belonging in STEM: The Role of Teaching and Mentoring

Led by Dr. Chrissy Stachl, hosted in partnership with the Keck Science Department

A sense of belonging—the extent to which an individual feels valued by and accepted in a community—is an important predictor of retention throughout academia. In her research, Dr. Stachl has studied how teaching, mentoring, and imposter phenomenon play a role in shaping a sense of belonging among STEM faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students. In this workshop, we will discuss these findings, their implications in promoting positive culture change within undergraduate and graduate academic communities, and how mentoring relationships can play a role in enhancing sense of belonging within STEM. Although this research was conducted in STEM, a sense of belonging and mentoring are important in all disciplines. Therefore, faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited from all disciplines.

Wednesday, September 7th: 12:00-1:00 PM, on Zoom

Recording available upon request.

Looking for event descriptions from previous years?  Click on the Academic Year below to find them!






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