News

Partners & Collaborators: Sewanee Resources

December 4, 2017
Join us at the Center for Teaching for the "Partners & Collaborators: Sewanee Resources" event featuring representatives from 14 campus offices, centers, and programs.

Deon Miles: A Celebration!

November 20, 2017
All are invited to join us to celebrate Deon Miles's many years of service at the Center for Teaching.

Teach and Tell: Not-Yet-Written-Histories: Case Study of Tripura

November 20, 2017
Join us for our third teach & tell of the semester, led by Dharitri Bhattacharjee (History).

Faculty Learning Community - Rise of the Philosophical Tradition in the High Middle Ages

November 20, 2017
On Thursday, November 30, The Liberal Education Faculty Learning Community will hold its third meeting of the semester.

The Writing Center Presents: A Syllabus Building Workshop

November 13, 2017
The Writing Center will host a workshop about building a syllabus for a course that fulfills the Gen-Ed Writing Intensive requirement.

Teach and Tell: Nervous about numbers

October 30, 2017
Have students who claim they're "bad at math" or simply "not a 'math person'?" Wondering what we can do about it?

Workshop: Sewanee Project to study Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation

October 16, 2017
Please join us for a workshop on building the findings and ideas of the Sewanee Project to study Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation into your existing or new courses

"Listening for Argument" Wednesday Workshop

October 16, 2017
This workshop on “Listening for Argument” is the second in a series of “Wednesday Workshops” hosted by the Center for Speaking & Listening and the Center for Teaching.

Finding the Time: A Faculty-led Forum for Writing

October 16, 2017
The Writing Center will host a faculty-led forum on “Finding the Time” for writing in the CFT.

Title IX - A Practical Conversation about Mandated Reporting

October 16, 2017
Join Professor Kelly Malone and the newly appointed Dr. Sylvia Gray in our Title IX office for a Practical Conversation about Mandated Reporting for Title IX.

"Speaking Rubrics" Wednesday Workshop

October 16, 2017
Interested in adding a speaking-intensive assignment to your course? Or revising an existing speaking assignment?

Tackling the Book Proposal - A Writing Center Faculty-led Forum

October 16, 2017
The Writing Center will host a faculty-led forum on “Tackling the Book Proposal” in the Center for Teaching.

Teach and Tell: Teaching nonfiction writing in the digital era

September 26, 2017
Flows of ink from pens have dried. Metal no longer stamps through typewriter ribbon. "Writing" is now digital, as is much reading.

Sewanee Project to study Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation (Tuesday, October 3)

September 26, 2017
Interested in conversations about how to bring into your own courses discoveries and ideas from Sewanee's Project to study Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation, directed by Woody Register?

First Session of the Faculty Learning Community (Thursday, September 28)

September 18, 2017
The first session of the Faculty Learning Community on Liberal Education, a joint effort between the Center for Teaching and the Center for Speaking and Listening, will be taking place.

The Road Less Travelled: Creative Problem Solving in Teaching and Learning (Friday, September 22)

September 18, 2017
Join us for our feature event of the school year! Dr. Laura Cruz (Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Tennessee Tech University) and Dr. Brian Smentkowski (Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Idaho) will offer the second of their two workshops.

"Teaching Large(r) Classes: What's the Problem?" An Interactive Workshop (Thursday, September 21)

September 18, 2017
Join us for the our feature event of the school year! Dr. Laura Cruz (Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Tennessee Tech University) and Dr. Brian Smentkowski (Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Idaho) will present an interactive workshop.

Information Session: External Funding (Friday, September 15)

September 4, 2017
You are invited to attend an information session about campus resources and processes for seeking external funding.

Teach and Tell: Moving Toward Integration and Possibility with Courtney World

April 3, 2017
Our final teach and tell of the semester with Courtney World (Dance): Moving Toward Integration and Possibility

Teaching Day Preparation: A Luncheon Workshop

March 27, 2017
If you are wondering about appropriate pedagogy for addressing controversial topics in the classroom, please join the Politics department and the CFT for a luncheon workshop.

QEP Reports: Speaking and Listening in the Classroom

March 13, 2017
This year’s QEP fellows discuss how they have incorporated speaking into their classes and provide tips for doing the same.

Wellness in Sewanee, an informal lunch

March 13, 2017
The Sewanee Wellness Initiative (SWI) group and the CfT will host informal lunches where small groups can share their thoughts on wellness.

A Discussion on Discussion

March 13, 2017
A Discussion on Discussion, led by Jordan Troisi (Psychology), Richard O’Connor (Anthropology), and Lauryl Tucker (English).

The Inclusive Classrooms Project - Lunch Workshop and Discussion

March 13, 2017
The Inclusive Classrooms Project, a lunch workshop and discussion with special guest, Dr. Maria Trumpler (Yale University).

Teach and Tell: The Upper-Level Seminar with Elise Kikis

February 20, 2017
Teach and Tell with Elise Kikis (Biology): The Upper-Level Seminar: Teaching Analytical Skills, Public Speaking, and Content

Documentary Showing: "Most Likely to Succeed."

February 13, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Babson Center, Office of Career and Leadership Development, and the Psychology Department, we will be showing the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed".

REMINDER: Upcoming CFT Grants Deadlines (Feb. 21 / Mar. 10)

February 13, 2017
Innovative Teaching Grant proposals are due Feb. 21st. / Department and Program enhancement grants are due March 10th.

Teach and Tell: Blogging for research, writing, and discussion

February 13, 2017
Our first teach & tell of the semester, with Melody Crowder-Meyer (Asst. Prof. of Politics): Blogging for research, writing, and discussion.

Spatial Humanities: A Conversation with Margo Shea and Richard Apgar

February 10, 2017
Please join Margo and Richard as they discuss the spatial humanities, including its origins, methodologies, teaching affordances and possibilities for their research and yours.

Workshop Focusing on Best Practices in Proposal Development with PolyAnne Frantz

February 6, 2017
PollyAnne Frantz (Sponsored Research Officer) invites you to attend a workshop focusing on best practices in proposal development.

Announcing a New Faculty Book Group, facilitated by Dean Papillon

January 30, 2017
A note from Dean Papillon: We are in the process of conducting a review of the Babson Center for Global Commerce as it transitions to a new director. One of the things we will look at is how well integrated the work of that center has been with the college as a whole. Thus, I would like to lead a faculty reading group this spring of a book that deals with this very issue and ask up to 15 faculty members to join me in a reading group.

Faculty Research Luncheon: Apgar, "Mapping the German Enlightenment Periodical."

December 5, 2016
Friday, 12/9 at 12:00 is the Faculty Research Luncheon at the CFT. We welcome Richard Apgar, whose topic is "Mapping the German Enlightenment Periodical.”

Welcome to Dr. Pollyanne Frantz

December 5, 2016
Please join us Wednesday, 12/7 at 3:30 for light refreshments as we welcome Dr. Pollyanne Frantz, our new Sponsored Research Officer.

Making the Most of Gen Ed Assessment

November 2, 2016
Making the Most of Gen Ed Assessment on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 12:00 PM.

Faculty Research Luncheon: Ruth Sanchez, “. . . and the World was Round: Magellan’s Adventure."

October 17, 2016
Faculty Research Luncheon: Ruth Sanchez, “. . . and the World was Round: Magellan’s Adventure." Friday, October 21st at noon.

teach & tell: Teaching to the Non-Major

October 17, 2016
teach & tell with César Leal and Bethel Sharma on Thursday, October 20th at 12:30 pm.

Between the World and Me: Book Groups

October 7, 2016
Between the World and Me: Book Groups (led by Adam Dahl)

Sharing Perspectives: Trigger Warnings

October 3, 2016
A series of conversations surrounding the use of trigger warnings.

Being Metacognitive: Good for You and for Your Students

September 23, 2016
Prof. Aaron Richmond conducted a workshop on September 23rd entitled "The Compleat Metacognitive Teacher."

Writing Great Letters of Recommendation

September 20, 2016
Don Asher shares with faculty how to write great letters of recommendation.

New Faculty Learning Community: Wordpress/Blogging

September 16, 2016
One of our new faculty learning communities, Wordpress/Blogging, will be led by Professor Pradip Malde in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies.

Using Frameworks Institute

April 4, 2016
Monday, April 18: Using Frameworks Institute strategic social issue framing materials in courses session #1. Faculty presenters Tuesday, April 19: Using Frameworks Institute farming materials in courses session #2.

The photographs we see, the photographs we make: framing the visual narrative.

March 28, 2016
Co-sponsored by the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies: "The photographs we see, the photographs we make: framing the visual narrative,” a workshop by Chandler Sowden, Mellon post-baccalaureate fellow at the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies.

Strengths Finder Session

March 7, 2016
Becoming aware of and leveraging your strengths can have a powerful impact in your life as you identify, develop, and apply your talents. In 2001, Gallup research developed an assessment, StrengthsFinder, to help individuals discover and use their natural talents. Students across our campus are using StrengthsFinder (also known as StrengthsQuest) to help them discover their natural talents and apply them to their personal lives, academic pursuits, and career development.

Hsiao-Wen Lo classroom
Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment: Barriers and Strategies

February 22, 2016
Dr. Hsiao-Wen Lo will offer a workshop entitled "Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment: Barriers and Strategies" from 12-3 p.m. on Friday, February 26 in the Center for Teaching.

Teach & Tell

February 15, 2016
Friday, Pradip presents "Wordpress: Sandy houses on a rock. How I use a solid blogging platform for dynamic syllabi, content and student engagement.”

Chris Van De Ven
Would you like a map with that? Adding your own maps, data, and spatial analyses is easier than you think.

January 11, 2016
Our first teach & tell of the spring will be Chris Van de Ven, GIS instructor and director of the Landscape Analysis Lab.

Not Just for Finance: Utilization of Bloomberg Terminals Across the Curriculum

January 11, 2016
The Babson Center for Global Commerce presents Bloomberg representative Robert McGraw: Not Just for Finance: Utilization of Bloomberg Terminals Across the Curriculum

Center for Speaking and Listening - Finalist Presentations

November 30, 2015
The Center for Teaching will be hosting the candidates for the Rhetoric / Director of the Speaking and Listening Center position.

Tim Jesurun
Using Formal Debates in the Classroom to Foster Critical Thinking and Communication Skills

November 16, 2015
This talk will cover the value of formal debates in the classroom, my experiences with formal debates this semester, and how other faculty can use debates in their classes.

Beyond the QEP: Creating a Culture of Excellent Oral Communication

November 10, 2015
Taking its cue from the latest research on successful oral communication programs in liberal arts colleges and programs, this talk attempts to summarize advances envisioned by the Sewanee QEP and the Center for Public Speaking and Listening it creates, assess its potential to improve what it seeks to improve, and look beyond the QEP and its Center to imagine a future that moves from the QEP toward a more robust, multifaceted approach to speech in liberal education.

Lunch Panel On Course Registration & Advising

November 2, 2015
Tuesday, 11/3 at 12:30 at the Center (2nd floor duPont Library): a lunch panel on course registration and advising, featuring a handful of excellent veteran faculty advisors who can offer tips and answers to any questions about what to do with this first *required* advising session.

Sean O’Rourke: Public Speaking and All Other Speaking

October 28, 2015
Taking its cue from Cicero’s comment in the de oratore (III.v.23) that “eloquence is one . . . , regardless of the regions of discourse it is diverted into,” this talk strives to make the case that an education in public speaking is also an education in good oral communication and listening generally.

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

October 20, 2015
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM invites you to discuss tiered assignments that can help us teach writing.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

October 20, 2015
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) faculty learning community will have its first gathering.

Diversity and Inclusion Within & Beyond the Classroom

October 20, 2015
The Office of the Dean of the College and the Center for Teaching invite you to an informal discussion (focused on diversity and inclusion within and beyond the classroom) with Prof. Rigoberto Hernandez, Phi Beta Kappa Scholar.

Intentional Correspondence Between Research & Teaching

October 12, 2015
KELLY WHITMER discusses how to pursue an intentional correspondence between research and teaching.

TEACH & TELL with Russell Fielding: Short-term Field Classes: Challenges, Rewards, and Logistics

October 5, 2015
This talk will focus on the planning and teaching of short-term field classes, defined as courses that take place off-campus for durations of one week to one month.

Best Colleges (2016)

September 15, 2015
Best Colleges (2016) includes Sewanee

CfT Is Now On Facebook

September 15, 2015
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Center for Teaching Open House

September 15, 2015
Save the date for our official open house

CfT Welcomes KenBain To Campus

September 15, 2015
In conjunction with his visit to discuss first-year student book, What the Best College Students Do, we will welcome author Ken Bain

CfT Co-Sponsors Events

September 15, 2015
The CfT is always happy to co-sponsor events related to teaching. We have several of those coming up this month

Teach & tell Lunch Series Kick Off

September 15, 2015
Balancing Teaching and Research: A Discussion,”led by Reinhard Zachau (German), Kelly Whitmer (History) and Rob Bachman (Chemistry)

Team Observing Peers (TOP) program

September 15, 2015
The Center for Teaching is happy to announce a new program for faculty development.

Center for Teaching’s new space is open!

September 15, 2015
We are located on the 2nd floor of duPont library

Please Join Us

September 9, 2015
Is Good Writing Universal?: How do we recognize it, and more importantly, how do we teach it?

Peter Frederick to Visit Sewanee

March 12, 2015
The Center for Teaching is thrilled to announce the visit of Peter Frederick, Jane and Frederic M. Hadley Professor and Chair of History Emeritus at Wabash College. Active in faculty development since the mid-1970s, Frederick has helped develop many college and university centers for teaching and learning, and led hundreds of workshops at colleges and consortiums throughout the United States and United Kingdom. His pedagogical writing and workshops have focused on engaged, innovative, student-centered, active learning, on discussions, diversity and effective intercultural education, and on the uses of stories, rituals, visual imagery, and emotions in the classroom.

Center for Teaching Book Club is Underway

February 6, 2015
Our first-ever Center for Teaching book group is now underway. Sixteen professors met on a Friday afternoon (Jan. 30) to discuss Ken Bain’s classic, What the Best College Teachers Do, led by Jordan Troisi, Assistant Professor of Psychology and CfT task force member.