August 17-19, 2021 Course Design Experience (with Colby and Bates)
Want to take 3 days in a community of colleagues to:
- design, refine or reimagine the course learning goals/outcomes
- align assignments with those goals and
- 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. For more information and to register, go 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. For more information and to register go here.
Postponed to November 2021: 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.
August 16 and August 23, 2021 Writing Workshops for Bowdoin Faculty
Contact Meredith McCarroll for more information.
August 16, 2021
10:00-11:30 AM Teaching Close Reading in the Writing Classroom
We tend to presume that our students know how to read for different purposes, and we expect a connection between the texts that we assign and the writing that they produce. This workshop will talk through strategies and activities to break down the reading process for your students to be sure that they are making the most of the texts that you share. Led by Meredith McCarroll, Director of Writing and Rhetoric, Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching. Kanbar Hall 107. Register here.
1:00-2:30 PM Working with Library Liaisons and Special Collections in FYWS
Working with Library Liaisons and Special Collections in the First Year Writing Seminar (FYWS). Led by Meredith McCarroll, Director of Writing and Rhetoric, Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching, and Library staff. Kanbar Hall 107. Register here.
August 23, 2021
9:00-10:30 AM Strategies for Peer Review in the Writing Classroom
Eager to incorporate drafting and revision into your course but overwhelmed by the time it may take? Join a workshop on various models for effective peer review in the writing classroom. We will break down the requisite components (self-reflection; guided reading and prompts; review and response; incorporation and reflection) of a dynamic peer review process. Led by Meredith McCarroll, Director of Writing and Rhetoric, Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching. Sills Hall 117. Register here.
1:00-2:30 PM Exploring Feedback and Assessment Models in the Writing Classroom
From Peter Elbow’s landmark Writing without Teachers (1973) to Susan Blum’s Ungrading (2020), writing teachings have struggled to encourage individual voice, enable deep revision, guide reflection and empower student writers. This workshop will look at various models and activities (large and small) to help you consider the most effective ways to offer feedback and assess student writing. Led by Meredith McCarroll, Director of Writing and Rhetoric, Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching. Sills Hall 117. Register here.