CTL Events

November 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • CTL Consult Hours: Warren
  • FLC-Embodied Pedagogy
  • FLC-Indigenous Pedagogy
  • Equity Minded Advising and Mentoring Panel
  • GFBC
  • CTL Consult Hours: Warren
  • Black Feminist Pedagogy with Amanda Bennett
  • CTL Consult Hours: Warren
  • CTL Consult Hours: Warren
  • CTL Consult Hours: Warren

November Events

Equity-Minded Advising

November 8th  2:30-3:45 PM on Zoom

Just in time for Spring Advising, hear from a panel of Faculty and Staff who take an equity-minded approach to advising and mentoring students. The panel includes:
 Mary Hatcher-Skeers (Chemistry, Keck Science),
Werner Zorman (Leadership, HMC),
Maryan Soliman (Africana Studies, SCR),
Nicholas Ball (Chemistry, POM), and
Norma Rodriguez (Psychology, PIT)
RSVP at: https://forms.gle/76MJKrEtD3vp1SpU9  a zoom link will be sent to you about one day prior to the event.

Black Feminist Pedagogies

Monday, November 15th at 10 AM on Zoom

This workshop, co-hosted with the University of La Verne Center for Teaching and Learning, will demonstrate a model of Black feminist pedagogy that can be duplicated in classrooms across disciplines.  Workshop participants will learn how to: draw on personal experiences to connect with students; craft syllabi that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of Black feminist thought; help students become motivated by measures other than grades; design creative writing prompts and assignments; and translate Black feminist pedagogy into a STEM context. 

This workshop will be guest facilitated by Amanda Bennett. Amanda is an educator, consultant, and writer living in Durham, North Carolina. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at Duke University. Her dissertation centers the work of Toni Morrison, Hortense Spillers, and Assata Shakur to develop a Black feminist “vocabulary of feeling.” As an educator and storyteller, she cultivates innovative ways of using language to guide people toward internal transformation, self-awareness, and social awareness. She also facilitates a poetry lab, a Black feminist reading group, and an emotional intelligence group for men. She is the founder of  Define and Empower. (https://defineandempower.com/)

RSVP at: https://forms.gle/4t1f35kuCkCy1ew68

Previous Events:


October 7th: Community Engagement in STEM Courses
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM, on zoom
This workshop will explore integration of project-based community partnerships into STEM courses. Facilitators will discuss case studies including both recent pilots and long-running projects in Keck Science courses. The workshop will highlight institutional resources to support community engagement work, and help faculty envision such projects in their own courses. This workshop is geared toward anyone curious about incorporating community engagement work into their STEM courses.

Link to the video of this event is here: https://youtu.be/f-VkkBlKPME

October 12th: Troubleshooting Revisited
10 – 11 AM, on zoom
This workshop is a follow-up to our September “Troubleshooting the Return to In-Person Learning” workshop, but you don’t need to have attended last time to benefit! Come ask questions, get advice, and learn from one another in a supportive environment.

October 20th (on zoom) and 21st (in person): Realistic Excellence
10 AM – 11 AM
What does “excellence in teaching” mean, and what does it look like in these challenging circumstances?  How do contingency, age, race, and / or gender impact perceptions of teaching excellence? This workshop will help faculty identify their teaching strengths, set and communicate realistic expectations for their teaching, and use available tools in ways that convey their definition of teaching success to a variety of audiences. While all faculty are welcomed, we especially encourage contingent / visiting, untenured, and historically underrepresented faculty to participate. These workshops were not recorded.

August and September

Trauma-Informed Teaching

As we and our students return from a period of remote education that was marked by loss, racism, abelism, isolation, and more, trauma-informed pedagogy offers us a lens to recognize the systems that have harmed teachers and learners, and the changes that are necessary so all of us can succeed and thrive. This hour-long workshop will introduce participants to equity-centered, trauma-informed practices that can be easily integrated into your teaching this fall to the benefit of all..
Link to video of this event: https://bit.ly/CTLPresemester2021

Choice and Voice: Simple Strategies That Motivate and Welcome Students

In this workshop we will discuss the power of choice and student voice to motivate learners and make classrooms more accessible and inclusive.

Link to handout from this event: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HIG-h6kRo9JTDsWb3qGq42FSN39IT9s6MiiQ1iX74ms/edit?usp=sharing


Troubleshooting Return-to-Campus Teaching  In this workshop, we invite you to bring your experiences, frustrations, and revelations about the first month of back-on-campus teaching to share. We will use the time together to learn from each other and think creatively and strategically about this (once again) unfamiliar teaching environment.

Link to slides from this event: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UYTzSNDvJcg7__cU6Yq_wwB4lihSit3Nvfoj4p-LtDU/edit?usp=sharing 

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





And for 2020-2021, see below!

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