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Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching

Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching

Promoting intentional, inclusiveequitable, and effective learning and teaching environments across campus.

The programs housed in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library 112 offer services for students, faculty, and staff. In addition to serving as a location for tutoring, mentoring, and advising, we welcome you to work in our space during open hours. 

Solidarity Statement

The Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), Asian and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and People of the Global Majority (PGM). As part of an educational institution, we acknowledge the historical and contemporary influences of personal and systemic racism on Bowdoin College students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

We are committed to promoting intentional, equitable, inclusive and effective learning and teaching environments. We value and practice (1) respect for all human beings, (2) being of service, and (3) the importance of development as an ongoing process that is possible for all learners and educators. We are grateful for the scholars, artists, scientists, and educators who positively impact our work to be anti-racist, equity-minded, and culturally affirming educators, supervisors, and administrators.

We have work to do. As a center we commit to developing our capacities for self-awareness, interpersonal dialogue, and structural change. We commit to:

  • analyzing our diversity, inclusion and equity practices (including but not limited to our hiring and training practices (of students, staff, and faculty) to ensure access and equity in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • educating ourselves and our student employees on power dynamics within our center (Writing Centers and the New Racism, Laura Greenfield; Facing the Center, Harry Denny; Whistling Vivaldi, Claude Steele)
  • integrating the work of scholars examining difference, power and equity in education in our student and faculty development programming (such as the Voice and Power Series featuring Vershawn Ashanti Young and Laura Greenfield, visits from Nell Irvin Painter, Chenjerai Kumanyika, Laura Rendon, Alicia Fedelina Chávez, Susan Diana Longerbeam, and others)
  • developing resources, programming, and courses to acknowledge structural differences that adversely affect BIPOC, AAPI and PGM and work to support student, staff, and faculty needs.