Summer at the CIP!

CIP will be offering three summer workshops this June, and will again hold regular book club meetings. Come join us!
There are also a number of summer faculty workshops and events not necessarily sponsored by CIP; you can see a unified calendar of those events.

Faculty Learning Communities Workshop with Milt Cox

May 30th

Faculty learning communities (FLCs) are small, yearlong communities of learners with the goals of building community and using evidenced-based processes to address teaching and learning opportunities and challenges. Milt Cox, a leading scholar in the development of faculty learning communities and the editor-in-chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal will lead an all-day workshop on this approach to faculty development in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
This workshop is co-sponsored with the Office of Community Partnerships as part of the summer Community-Engaged Learning seminar. Participants in that workshop do not need to register for this one separately. However, this day is open to faculty and staff who are not part of that seminar.

Digital Storytelling Workshop with Bryan Alexander

June 5th - 8th

Bryan Alexander, author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, will conduct a hands-on workshop looking at different forms of digital storytelling, and the ways in which these digital narratives create educational opportunities. Over the course of the four-day workshop, participants will explore narratives made with still images, audio, and video, and discuss their own interests and goals for digital storytelling projects.
These will be all-day workshops. A $400 stipend will be paid and lunch and materials will be provided.
This workshop is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Course Design Institute

June 13th - 15th

This summer, the CIP will offer a Course Design Institute to provide faculty with a supportive, collegial atmosphere for designing new courses and making improvements to existing ones.  Faculty will have the chance to discuss emerging trends in higher education, exchange ideas with colleagues from across the college, and collaborate on new activities and course materials.  

The all-day sessions will take faculty through a “backward design” process that integrates course goals with assessment strategies and instructional methods.

The Course Design Institute will provide structured time for individual work as well as group sessions, and CIP staff will be available for pedagogical or technological consultation as needed.

A $300 stipend will be paid, and lunch and materials will be provided.

This workshop is currently full, but we plan to offer an adapted version during the academic year as well. Please contact us for more information.

Book Clubs

Tuesdays at noon over the summer

We'll have two book groups this summer. Following up on the recent Common Hour talk by Nancy Jennings and Suzanne Lovett, we'll read Practice For Life: Making Decisions in College. Practice for Life makes a compelling case that a liberal arts education offers students a complex, valuable process of self-creation, one that begins in college but continues far beyond graduation.
We're in the process of picking a second title more focused on classroom practices, and we'd love your suggestions! Email Joe Murphy with titles you've enjoyed in the past, or would like to get to with a group. 

CIP will buy the books and provide lunch!

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