Ungrading: A Faculty Learning Community
First Fridays, 2:00-3:00 PM (March 5, April 2, May 7)
Second Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM (March 9, April 13, May 11)
Join a community of faculty interested in learning more about ungrading and possibly experimenting with it in a course in 2021. Details about meetings, readings, etc. will be created by the group. You are welcome to stick with the same day/time or change as needed with your schedule.
Teaching Writing with Blackboard: Peer Review, Written Feedback, and Collaboration
Led by Meredith McCarroll, Director of Writing and Rhetoric, Baldwin Center and Jennifer Snow, Educational Research Consultant, Academic Technology. Open to all Bowdoin College faculty.
Monday, August 10, 2020, 10-11 am, on Zoom.
Zoom link available in Teaching Times, F/S Digest or contact Meredith McCarroll.
The Colby, Bates, & Bowdoin (CBB) Course Design Experience (CDE) is a place for faculty and instructors to start the design of a new course or rethink the design of a pre-existing course. The CDE is a learner-centered experience that allows each participant to spend time working on the elements of their courses that need the most attention (Learning Goals, Assignments, Learning Activities) while engaging in conversation with the facilitation team, fellow educators and colleagues. Ultimately, this experience will help faculty and instructors to develop courses for in-person and online contexts that promote deep learning, support academic integrity, reflect the needs of diverse learners, and enhance the academic experience for all learners. Bowdoin Lead Facilitators: Katie Byrnes & Irina Popescu. Open to Colby, Bates and Bowdoin faculty members.
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday August 11-13, 3-day Intensive, on Zoom.
Live Sessions: 9-10am Webinar, 1-2pm Small group meetings; 3-4pm Reflection
Integrating Library Resources in FYWS
Panel discussion with Karen Jung and Beth Hoppe about ways to integrate library resources into your FYWS to ensure that our First-Year students learn about the resources available to them at Bowdoin. Limited to Bowdoin FYWS Faculty.
Friday, August 14, 2020, 10-11, on Zoom.
Contact: Meredith McCarroll
Fostering Academic Integrity in FYWS
Panel discussion with Kate O'Grady and members of the judicial board to understand ways to integrate academic integrity into your FYWS and ensure that our First-year students are equipped with the skills that they need as they transition to Bowdoin. Limited to FYWS faculty.
Thursday, August 20,2020. 10:30-11:30, on Zoom.
Contact: Meredith McCarroll
Keynote & Workshop: Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh, author of The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion. Open to Colby, Bates and Bowdoin faculty members.
August 21, 2020, on Zoom.
August, 2020 Small Teaching Online Book Discussion
Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (2019) by Flower Darby & James Lang. The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. Obtain ebook here from the Bowdoin Library. Sponsored by the Baldwin Center.