The Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors a variety of opportunities throughout the year to foster innovative pedagogy, to stimulate honest exchange about teaching and learning within the context of our distinctive pedagogy, and to support the development of scholarship and interdisciplinary scholarly communities. These following programs happen each semester with varying dates. Keep your eyes out for date announcements via email and the CTL Newsletter!
We offer a series of workshops on topics such as inclusive pedagogy, reappointment and promotion, and course development. Keep an eye out for our newsletter each semester.
Pedagogy Diversity and Power
Pedagogy, Diversity, and Power is a regular facilitated teaching discussion designed to strengthen a culture of teaching excellence built on a foundation of social justice and inclusive pedagogy. Each session provides 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 is participant centered and develop from the examples and concerns brought by participants for review and consultation. Together we will examine each situation and develop strategies for critical and inclusive teaching. Join us at any point to see if it’s a community that would be helpful to you! If you are interested, email Kristen Luschen at kvlSS@hampshire.edu.
Write-On-Site Hampshire College cultivates a community of scholars who support one another while working on their individual writing projects. At each session, participants bring whatever they need for writing, set a goal 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.
Peer Visit Program
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. We invite faculty members 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.
Celebration of Engaged Teaching
The Celebration of Engaged Teaching is held annually in May and recognizes the innovative and experimental pedagogy that characterizes Hampshire. The Celebration of Engaged Teaching honors the efforts of faculty and provides an opportunity to learn from the expertise of our colleagues.