Program Schedule 2010-2011

Past Events

May 2011

13 May

CITLS Open House. Please join us for an informal conversation, browsing of the materials that we have began to collect in the Center library or just come to read and relax. 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 101 Scott Hall. Beverages and a modest selection of pastries will be available.

6 May

CITLS Open House. Please join us for an informal conversation, browsing of the materials that we have began to collect in the Center library or just come to read and relax. 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 101 Scott Hall. Beverages and a modest selection of pastries will be available.

April 2011

29 April

CITLS Open House. Please join us for an informal conversation, browsing of the materials that we have began to collect in the Center library or just come to read and relax. 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 101 Scott Hall. Beverages and a modest selection of pastries will be available.

27 April

Using Google Docs: Teaching with Technology. Katalin Fabian and Chris Phillips will talk about their experiences using Google Docs to facilitate student writing and peer review, both in and out of class. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. Co-sponsored by ITS and CITLS.

22 April

CITLS Open House. Please join us for an informal conversation, browsing of the materials that we have began to collect in the Center library or just come to read and relax. 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 101 Scott Hall. Beverages and a modest selection of pastries will be available.
Due to a conflict, the following session has been postponed to a future date to be announced.
15 April

Teaching Multilingual Writers. The College Writing Program and the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship are sponsoring a screening and discussion of the documentary film “Writing Across Borders.” Produced by the writing program at Oregon State, “Writing Across Borders” addresses issues that multilingual writers face when learning to write English in academic settings. The film will be followed by short responses from Afua Akuffo ’12, Zhukan Ding ’11, and Tim Laquintano (English & CWP). Discussion will follow. 4:10 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 320B Pardee.

CITLS Open House. Please join us for an informal conversation, browsing of the materials that we have began to collect in the Center library or just come to read and relax. 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 101 Scott Hall. Beverages and a modest selection of pastries will be available.

14 April

Zooming:  Presentations with Prezi.  Is Prezi an option to PowerPoint?  Several individuals who have used Prezi as presentation software will demonstrate prezis they have used and discuss its strength and weaknesses. Panelists:  Erica Abramson, ITS; Matt Taylor, computer science; and Alan Childs, psychology.  Noon.  104 Scott Hall.  Please feel free to bring a lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be available.  Co-sponsored by ITS and CITLS.

8 April

CITLS Open House. Please join us for an informal conversation, browsing of the materials that we have began to collect in the Center library or just come to read and relax. 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 101 Scott Hall. Beverages and a modest selection of pastries will be available.

6 April
TNT Program: The iPad Pilot Project.  Hear how members of the IT and Library advisory committees are using iPads for teaching, research, and personal use during a year-long pilot project. Noon. Skillman Library, Room 004. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. This program is a repeat of the one presented on March 30th. Come to either or both. Co-sponsored by ITS and CITLS.

March 2011

3 March
TNT Program: Lecture Capture. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Does recording lectures and making them available to students, often referred to as lecture capture, improve student learning or decrease class attendance?  Join us to discuss current ways of recording lectures and other class activities, options for distributing lecture content, and the future of lecture capture on our campus.  Panelists will include Courtney Bentley, ITS, and Derek Smith, Mathematics. Co-sponsored by CITLS and ITS.  Please feel free to bring a lunch. Dessert and beverages will be available.

4 March
What All Advisers Need to Know About the New GREs. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Co-sponsored by CITLS and the Office of the Dean of the College.  The GRE’s will be dramatically changing this summer. Literally every aspect of the test will change, including type of test, length, scoring, and how frequently one can take the test, just to name a few. Presenters:  Dean Karen Clemence, Office of the Dean of the College, and Linda Arra, director, Career Services.

7 March
Workshop on Scholarship on Teaching and Learning.  Dr. Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar Emerita and Consulting Scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching, Stanford, Calif., will conduct a workshop on how to think about, design, and conduct research in teaching and learning. This workshop is for all teaching faculty in any discipline and with any level of experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). This program will begin at 5 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided for all registrants. If you have any questions, please contact Alan Childs or Simona Glaus.
9 March
First Year Advising: How’s It Going?  Noon. 104 Scott Hall. This session is for all advisers of first-year students and will be a discussion of the new advising system which was put in place this fall. Which resources have advisers found useful? What additional support would be helpful? What are the most challenging issues facing you as a first year advisor? This session is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College, and CITLS. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available.

How a Human Factors Engineer has Embraced the Social Norms Approach. Ellen Bass is a professor of systems and information engineering at the University of Virginia. She will discuss her work, which takes an engineering approach to curbing celebratory drinking at UVa. 4:10 p.m. AEC 327. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and CITLS. For more information or questions, please contact John Meier.

25 March
TNT Program: Using Audio Projects in the Classroom. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Audio projects can be much more rigorous than simply hitting a record button and have a lower barrier to entry than video editing. In this session, faculty will discuss ways audio projects can be used to teach composition and improve student engagement with course material.  Panelists are Bianca Falbo, Pat Donahue, and Chris Phillips, Department of English. You are invited to bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided. Co-sponsored by ITS and CITLS.

29 March
TNT Program: IMovie Video Projects. Last semester, students in both science and humanities courses used video and digital storytelling to reinforce knowledge about the topics they were studying. While the basic technology was the same, hear specifics about the assignments, key learning objectives, and different approaches in submitting the final projects. Panelists will be John Drummond, biology, and Tim Laquantino, English. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. Co-sponsored by ITS and CITLS.

30 March
TNT Program: The iPad Pilot Project. Hear how members of the IT and Library advisory committees are using iPads for teaching, research and personal use during a year long pilot project. Noon. Skillman Library, Room 004. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. This program will be repeated on April 6. Come to either or both. Co-sponsored by ITS and CITLS.

31 March
FERPA and the Faculty Member. Dean Hannah Stewart-Gambino and Registrar Frank Benginia will lead a discussion about how the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) impacts faculty members and their teaching. The session will include case studies and a review of the college’s new FERPA web site and a question and answer period. Noon.  104 Scott Hall. Co-sponsored by the Dean of the College and CITLS. Beverages and dessert will be available. Please feel free to bring a lunch.

December 2010

1 December
Humanities in the Common Course of Study. A discussion of proposed revision in the CCS led by members of the CEP. Noon. Wilson Room (Pfenning Alumni Center). Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

3 December
Social Sciences in the Common Course of Study. A discussion of proposed revision in the CCS led by members of the CEP. Noon. Wilson Room (Pfenning Alumni Center). Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

6 December
Social Sciences in the Common Course of Study. A discussion of proposed revision in the CCS led by members of the CEP. Noon. Wilson Room (Pfenning Alumni Center). Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

9 December
New Faculty Conversation. Noon. 101 Scott Hall. Please note: This meeting was canceled.

November 2010

9 November
The Place of Science in the Common Course of Study.  A discussion on the proposed changes in the CCS led by members of the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Bring a lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be provided. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

10 November
New Faculty Conversation Canceled to allow faculty to attend CEP discussion on the role of sciences in the common course of study (CCS) to be held on the 10th at Noon in Room 104, Scott Hall.

The Place of Science in the Common Course of Study.  A discussion on the proposed changes in the CCS led by members of the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Bring a lunch.  Beverages and dessert will be provided. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

12 November
Upgrading the Way We Use Opinio: Best Practices in Survey Research.  This workshop for faculty will offer practical strategies used by social scientists to produce reliable and valid data, protect survey research participants, and increase response rates.  Topics to be covered include when to use (and not use) surveys, dos and don’ts in question design, how to pretest surveys, which Opinio features to avoid, and when to go beyond standard summary and comment reports when cleaning, analyzing , and presenting data.  Panelists:  Caroline Lee, A&S, and Jennifer Talarico, psychology. Noon. 104 Scott Hall.

Due to a conflict, the following session has been postponed to a future date to be announced
FERPA and the Faculty Member. Dean Hannah Stewart-Gambino and Registrar Frank Benginia will lead a discussion about how the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) impacts faculty members and their teaching. The session will include case studies and a review of the college’s new FERPA web site and a question and answer period.  Co-sponsored by the Dean of the College and CITLS. Light refreshments will be available.

15 November
Diversity, cultural pluralism and global perspectives in the Common Course of Study.  A discussion of proposed revisions in the CCS led by members of the CEP. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

16 November
Diversity, cultural pluralism and global perspectives in the Common Course of Study.  A discussion of proposed revisions in the CCS led by members of the CEP. Noon. 104 Scott Hall. Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

18 November
Quantitative literacy in the Common Course of Study. A discussion of proposed revision in the CCS led by members of the CEP. Noon. Farinon Center Marlo Room. Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

19 November
“Did You Know, 2010”: Implications for teaching and curriculum.  A panel discussion of this viral and controversial Internet video clip that projects the future of the population, the changes in the ways we will be interacting with others through technology, as well as who and where those others will be from. Implications for the classroom and student of the near future are inherent in the video.  The clip will be viewed, followed by comments from Courtney Bentley, ITS; Angelika von Wahl, government and law; and Jeff Pfaffmann, computer science, followed by an open discussion. Noon. Please note: Room changed back to 104 Scott Hall. Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Quantitative Literacy in the Common Course of Study. A discussion of proposed revisions in the CCS led by members of the CEP. Noon. Farinon Center Marlo Room. Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be available. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.

October 2010

13 October
New Faculty Conversation: Why a new common course of study? A discussion with new faculty on the background to the current efforts of the Faculty Committee on Educational Policy to revise the Common Course of Study. A member of CEP will give an overview of the recent history of Lafayette’s evolving curricular requirements and how they may impact departmental and individual course offerings. Noon. 101 Scott Hall.

21 October
New Faculty Conversation: The Strategic Plan for Lafayette College.  “Lafayette’s new strategic plan, approved by the Board of Trustees Oct. 20, 2007, is designed ‘to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions,’ says President Daniel H. Weiss. The plan focuses on strengthening Lafayette’s academic core and its human capital” (President’s Web Site).  Several members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee and subcommittees will  discuss the history and current status of the strategic plan. See the link above for more details.  Noon. 101 Scott Hall.

22 October
The Lafayette Writing Requirement: Past, Present, and Beyond. The current writing requirement at Lafayette College was established by the faculty in 1992, but the College’s commitment to quality writing instruction is a long standing one, going back to the days of Francis A. March. Now that the faculty is poised to make another change to the requirement, we thought it an appropriate time to pause and reconsider the history of writing instruction on our campus. Professors Patricia Donahue and Bianca Falbo will review past expectations, the establishment of the current requirement, and the recently proposed revision in a noon-time conversation. Co-sponsored by CEP and CITLS.  Noon- p.m. Hugel 100.  From Ed Gamber, chair, CEP.

September 2010

8 September
New Faculty Conversation: Two weeks teaching: What now? A discussion of the initial “shock” of teaching and consideration of future programming for new faculty. Noon. 101 Scott Hall.

21 September
A Tribute to Teaching: The use of humor and multimedia for the net generation.  A workshop presented by Dr. Ron Berk, Johns Hopkins University.  4:10-6:10 p.m. 224 Oechsle Hall. Reception to follow.

23 September
New Faculty Conversation: The Disruptive Student.  A discussion of techniques for dealing with unexpected student behavior in the classroom. Noon. 101 Scott Hall.

29 September
Ad hoc CITLS Advisory Group.  Noon. 101 Scott Hall.

August 2010

23, 24, 25, and 26 August
New Faculty Orientation.  A four-day workshop for new faculty, which includes presentations, conversations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities to introduce new faculty to the expectations and resources for pedagogy at the college. Various sites throughout each day. The schedule will be distributed to new faculty by email prior to the program.

June 2010

29, 30, and July 1
Problem-based Learning Workshop.  Three-day workshop on implementing problem-based learning (PBL) techniques in classes.  Delivered by teaching faculty from the University of Delaware’s Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education.  For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Alan Childs, or Simona Glaus. This workshop is a repeat of the one offered last year and is designed for novice users of PBL.

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