Come to discuss your plans for the first day and first month of class. Supported by the facilitators, participants will explore ways to create an inclusive and critical class environment that encourages students to be courageous in their engagement with one another and course material. We will reflect on our personal teaching goals and boundaries and consider establishing community participation norms and dynamics, giving and receiving student feedback, syllabus statements, and more. We all have experiences and ideas about these topics and this session will afford chances to share success strategies with one another as well as gain new insights on various topics.
If you unable to attend on this date but are available on Thursday, September 1st, 10am - 12pm, please email Kristen Luschen at firstname.lastname@example.org. A second session will be offered with interest from ten or more participants.
This workshop will be facilitated by Becky Wai-Ling Packard and Kristen Luschen.
Becky Wai-Ling Packard is professor of psychology and education and the Director of the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mt. Holyoke College. Packard's research focuses on mentoring, with an emphasis on the experiences of first-generation college students, women, nontraditional-aged students, and persons of color in higher education.
Kristen Luschen is professor of education studies, Dean of Multicultural Education and Inclusion, and the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Hampshire College.
Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, booksmith Barry Moser has taught in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts for almost fifty years. From the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton where he set up his first press, to his current role as Professor-in-Residence in Art and Printer to the College at Smith College, Moser's pedagogy and practice are deeply interleaved.
Through a newly-acquired collection of prints, as well as rare early works and loans, the Hampshire College Art Gallery offers the first exhibition to date to examine this important facet of Moser's career. Throughout the exhibition, which includes work by Moser's students and Hampshire alumni, the book arts emerge as a collaborative and collegial practice of teaching, learning, and mentorship.
Hear more about the collection, behind-the-scenes curatorial anecdotes, and teaching and learning with art and archives at Hampshire College at our 6pm tour.