Workshops and Events

The Baldwin Center offers Bowdoin faculty a wide variety of opportunities for professional development.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Save the dates (more information coming soon!):

August 16-19, 2021 Writing Workshops (may include)

  • Teaching Close Reading in the Writing Classroom
  • Integrating Oral Rhetoric/Presentation and Facilitating Discussion in the FYWS
  • Exploring Feedback and Assessment Models in the Writing Classroom
  • Working with Library Liaisons and Special Collections in FYWS
  • Strategies for Peer Review in the Writing Classroom
  • Supporting Students Post-Covid in the Writing Classroom 

August 17-19, 2021 Course Design Experience (with Colby and Bates)

Want to take 3 days in a community of colleagues to:

  1. design, refine or reimagine the course learning goals/outcomes
  2. align assignments with those goals and
  3. practice and experiment with inclusive/anti-racist pedagogies for one course you are teaching in 2021-22?

Experience the CDE for the first time or the fifth time. Both in-person and live virtual options will be available. Registration will open in June. More information will be available here.

Past participants have observed:

  • “Thank goodness someone kicked me in the butt to start working on this class.”
  • “We decreased anxiety about our upcoming courses and developed a more effective assessment plan.”
  • “In 3 days, I formalized (1) incorporating student metacognition into class, (2) explicitly building community as a goal, and (3) providing formative feedback (and telling students they are receiving it).”

Friday, August 27, 2021 Colby, Bates & Bowdoin Pedagogy Matters Conference: Anti-racist Education

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mignonne Guy, Virginia Commonwealth University

Day-long, 3rd annual conference with faculty and instructional staff at Bates, Colby and Bowdoin. Conference includes a faculty panel, keynote lecture, lunch discussions, an afternoon workshop, and reception. This year’s conference will be virtual with the option to attend an in-person reception on all 3 campuses. Participants can register for one, multiple or all conference sessions. Registration will open in June. More information will be available here.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mignonne Guy
Mignonne Guy is an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University who teaches courses on health inequities in the Black community and other courses in critical race theory and interdisciplinary research methods.

Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Kim Case
Dr. Kim Case serves as Director of Faculty Success and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in the Office of the Provost at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also tenured full Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Professor of Psychology.

Ongoing: Faculty Orientation Course for Online Teaching and Learning 
The faculty orientation course contains a series of resources to help you deliver an engaging and quality online course experience. There are guides, white papers, and tutorials that are organized and sequenced within three overarching phases of online course development — planning your course, building within the LMS, and teaching students in the online modality. Open to Bowdoin College faculty.
Summer, 2020. Ongoing. This is an asynchronous course on Blackboard.