Program Schedule 2015-2016

April 15: Reflections on Being a First-Generation Student: a panel discussion”

12:00pm, 103 Ramer History House, Lunch will be provided.

Panelists Trent Gaugler (Mathematics), Rebecca Kissane (Anthropology and Sociology), and Michael Nees (Psychology) will begin a conversation on the academic and social campus experiences of first generation students by reflecting on their own undergraduate years. This panel discussion will serve to open up several themes for further thought.

March 28: Embedded Librarians Panel Discussion”

12:00pm, the Gendebein Room of Skillman Library, Lunch will be provided.

Ana Ramirez Luhrs and Kylie Bailin have both worked as embedded librarians with Prof. Kira Lawrence (Geology and Environmental Geosciences) and Prof. Rebekah Pite (History) in many of their classes. Come and hear about their experiences and how a librarian’s involvement in the courses improved students’ ability to find, evaluate and use relevant information. [co-Sponsored by Skillman Library and the College Writing Program]

March 7: Faculty Irregular Lunch Series: Habits and Rituals of Writing”

12:00pm, the Gendebein Room of Skillman Library, Lunch will be provided.

Alix Ohlin (English), Megan Rothenberger (Biology), Josh Sanborn (History), and Dave Shulman (Anthropology and Sociology) will share their scholarly writing practices. [Co-sponsored by Skillman Library and the Provost Office.]

February 12: Apple TV Panel Discussion”

12:00pm, Locations change: 117 Kunkel, Lunch will be provided.

We’ll hear about pedagogical explorations with an Apple TV/iPad combination. Alessandro Giovannelli (Philosophy), Mary Roth (Civil and Environmental Engineering), and Todd Walton (Information Technology Services) will discuss the recent adoption of this technology in their course and the impact the approach has on their teaching and classroom dynamics. Co-sponsored by First-Year Seminar Program.

December 14: Women in STEM: A Look through the Gender Studies Lens”

12:15, 103 Ramer History House, Lunch will be provided.

Professor Mary Armstrong (Women’s & Gender Studies and English) will offer a presentation on the foundational concepts that the field of WGS adds to efforts at addressing the persistent underrepresentation of women in the sciences and engineering. She will draw on her experiences with the NSF ADVANCE program, her ongoing work on institutional change efforts for women in STEM and research in this area, and more than 15 years of directing WGS programs. This session is offered as a basic “primer” for faculty who are interested in how gender studies research can help break up the “women and STEM” deadlock and offer new perspectives that help create change. The session will conclude with some areas for possible further learning and action. This program is co-sponsored by CITLS, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Skillman Library.

November 19: “Trigger Warnings in the Classroom”

12:15, 104 Scott Hall, Lunch will be provided.

On Thursday, November 19, Professor Maureen Gallagher (Foreign Languages and Literature) will offer a presentation and discussion about the sometimes controversial and often misunderstood topic of trigger warnings in the classroom. Her presentation will give an overview of what trigger warnings are and why students sometimes request them and offer examples of what kinds of language colleagues at other institutions use in their syllabi—the result of her discussions of this issue with colleagues at six other institutions in the fields of women’s and gender studies, film studies, foreign languages, history, and philosophy. Rather than offer a one size fits all approach, Dr. Gallagher will instead help faculty think through whether they should use trigger warnings, what form they might take, and how they can productively respond to students who might ask for them.

November 16: “Student-Faculty Partnerships”

4:10pm, 104 Scott Hall, Lunch will be provided.

On Monday, November 16, Alison Cook-Sather (Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education, Director of the Peace, Conflict and Social Justice Studies concentration at Bryn Mawr College, and Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges) will lead a discussion of rigorous student-faculty partnerships that may enable some scholarship of teaching and learning, broadly understood. Two student-faculty pairs will also present about their projects, describing their collaborations. [This is a program we will pilot at Lafayette in the Spring. Come learn more and consider joining the project.]

October 30: “Information Literacy Brown Bag”

12:10pm-1:15pm, 206 Skillman, Lunch will be provided.

On Friday, October 30, Professors Ingrid Furniss (Art) and Hannah Stewart-Gambino (Gov & Law and IA) will host a lunch time discussion on how they integrated information literacy into their respective courses: Art 340 Seminar in Art History and IA 261 Research Methods in International Affairs. If you would like to learn more about their endeavor and/or are interested in applying for an information literacy grant for Spring 2015, please join the discussion.

October 15: “LVAC Hybrid Learning Collaboration in Marketing Research with CBLR”

4:10pm-5:00pm, 103 Ramer, Lunch will be provided.

Professors Gary Kaskowitz, and Sabrina Terrizzi from the Department of Economics and Business at Moravian College are collaborating with Professor Chris Ruebeck from Lafayette College’s Department of Economics. Their project is one of four funded by a Teagle grant for inter-institutional work in the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). This project is focused on empirical methods, recorded and real-time video instruction, and Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) projects.

Prof. Terrizzi has initiated a new Research Methods course at Moravian College this semester and is partnering with the United Way for the course’s CBLR project. In addition to research methods, the students are learning new tools to document their findings for sharing with Prof. Kaskowitz’s and Prof. Ruebeck’s students in the spring semester, as they pursue additional CBLR projects. Profs. Kaskowitz and Ruebeck will bring their Marketing Research students together in the spring to work on CBLR projects across the Lehigh Valley. Both campus’s Marketing Research courses have pre-requisite or related courses in Statistics and Econometrics, and prepare students to conduct various advanced research methods including survey design. The CBLR projects will allow students to collaborate with community partners addressing various needs in the Lehigh Valley. There will be connections between coursework across the two semester and across the two campus. In addition to sharing some class time, students will be assigned to inter-institutional collaboration groups for their collaboration with community partners.

October 14:Gender and Student Evaluations”

12:00pm-1:00pm, 223 Oechsle, Lunch will be provided.

Professor Basow will describe research findings related to how women faculty are perceived and evaluated by their students, the risk factors they might have, and ideas for how to address them.

October 7: “Faculty Irregular Lunch Series: Keeping Your Research Going” 

12:00pm-1:00pm, 206 Skillman, Lunch will be provided.

The faculty irregular lunch series on scholarly publication continues with a conversation about habits to keep your research going. Justin Corvino (Mathematics), Caroline Lee (Anthropology and Sociology), Carrie Rohman (English), and Jennifer Rossmann (Mechanical Engineering) will share their processes and wisdom.

August 20, August 21 and August 24

A 3-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.