CTL Programming

Currently, CTL offers the following programming options:

Faculty and Staff Write-On-Site

Write-On-Site Hampshire College cultivates a community of scholars who work on their individual writing projects. Bring whatever you need for writing. Show up, check-in about what you are working on for the session, and get to writing. Faculty and staff from all disciplines are welcome. The term “Write on Site” is attributed to Kerry Ann Rockquemore at the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

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Pedagogy, Diversity, and Power

Pedagogy, Diversity and Power is a biweekly seminar that is available to faculty and teaching staff and is designed to strengthen a culture of teaching excellence that is built on a foundation of social justice and inclusive pedagogy at Hampshire.  The seminar will provide a space for faculty and teaching staff to examine and share with one another how diversity, identity, and power shapes their teaching and classroom culture.  The seminar will be participant-centered, starting with concerns that faculty and teaching staff bring to the seminar for review and consultation. Together we will examine each situation and develop strategies for critical and inclusive teaching.

To read more or sign up follow this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d48afad2ea57-pedagogy1


Peer Visit Program Pilot (An initiative for faculty on a multi-year contract who are in their first 3-years at Hampshire)

Open classroom initiatives, in which faculty visit each other’s classrooms, help faculty improve their instruction by creating opportunities for faculty to talk about teaching and learn new practices. For this pilot, we are inviting faculty members on multi-year contracts, who are in their first three years at Hampshire, to develop a peer visiting relationship with another colleague. We will support you in your conversations, and provide a modest stipend as well as treat you to coffee or tea while you meet.

For more information you can email Laura Wenk at lwenk@hampshire.edu


The Art of File Building: CCFRAP Reappointment and Promotion Workshop

Tuesday, March 7th at 5:00 p.m. in the FPH lounge

File-building involves much more than compiling the necessary documents and writing a statement.  Come learn about makes a reappointment & promotion file stand out as well-crafted, engaging, and user-friendly.  This session features recent CCFRAP committee members discussing their insights about how to create a robust and well-organized reappointment/promotion file.   This session will be relevant for all faculty—from new faculty who are eager to know more about the process, to senior faculty who are preparing for a promotion to full professor.

For questions and to RSVP email Shannon Rosa at smrDO@hampshire.edu


Did you sign your rights away?  Copyright for authors and artists 

The CTL and the Library are co-sponsoring a discussion on how you can retain rights to your work as authors or creators.  The standard agreement from many large publishers automatically takes away all of your rights to your work; this can be negotiated!  Learn how to protect your intellectual property!    We can also discuss use of others’ creations in your own work.   Please join us on either Tuesday, February 21 at 9:30 am (Kern 106) OR Monday, February 27 at 3:00 pm (Kern 202).

If you have any questions, please contact Heather McCann: hmccann@hampshire.edu


Resources for Hot Classroom Moments

As we begin the spring semester, we wanted to remind faculty about three pre-existing online resources to help faculty inform and navigate difficult conversations or “hot moments” in the classroom as well as on campus.

Resources for Facilitating Difficult Discussions in the Classroom,offered through the CTL website.

A LibGude in anti-racist and racial justice work at Hampshire College, co-created by Knowledge Commons Alumni Fellow Lauren Garretson and Research Librarian Alana Kumbier.

We are also attaching two documents to this email:  the first is Critical Learning Communities: Top Five Principles to Guide Your First Month by Kristen Luschen and Becky Wai-Ling Packard; and the second is Responding to Student Distress: a Guide for Faculty & Staff created by Sasha Conley, the Knowledge Commons Student Success Alumni Fellow, and Abby Hanus, the Knowledge Commons CTL Alumni Fellow.

Knowledge Commons Alumni Fellow

Abby Hanus (they/them/theirs) has been a wonderful addition to the CTL and can be an equally wonderful resource to faculty. They graduated last spring with a concentration in education, photography, and community building. As a recent alum and now a staff member they can provide a unique perspective for faculty and staff. Abby is available for one on one consult and will be found participating in CTL events such as the Pedagogy, Diversity, and Power Seminar.

You can email Abby at aahSA@hampshire.edu to set up a consultation, questions about the CTL and Knowledge Commons, or to just chat with them!