Center for Engaged Pedagogy

Trauma, Repetition, and Repair: Spring 2022

From June 2-3, we are excited to host Dr. Julie Kubala and Dr. Nicole Bedera for lectures, Q&A, and a salon on trauma, repetition, and repair.

Alternative Approaches to Grading: A Faculty Conversation

On June 1, 2022 from 1-2:15pm, the CEP will host a faculty conversation on alternative forms of grading. We will consider the challenges and critiques of traditional forms of grading and discuss the advantages of alternatives with Barnard faculty who have experience with these approaches, including: specifications grading, labor-based grading, and ungrading. 

Teaching Resources

Teaching Toward Sustainability: Pedagogy, Climate, and Environmental Justice

We are excited to share our first resource on teaching sustainability, climate, and environmental justice, which we see as the first installment of a larger project. To that end, we welcome general feedback, specific teaching strategies or examples, and additional resources as we continue to build this guide in collaboration with faculty and staff. Special thanks to Sustainability & Climate Action for their feedback and support. 

Abolitionist Pedagogy Discussion Group

The CEP invites faculty, students, and staff to participate in a spring discussion group and incubation space focused on using abolitionist thinking to challenge our existing pedagogical practices and the way we live our lives. Meetings will take place on various Thursdays from 4-5:30pm over Zoom throughout the course of the Spring 2022 semester. Whether or not you've been able to attend the group this spring, we are thrilled to invite you to the culminating session on Thursday, May 5 from 4-5pm, which will feature a Q&A with Dean Spade ('97). Learn more and RSVP here.


At the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, we believe that teaching and learning is a transformative process. Both students and teachers engage in meaningful teaching and learning practices that foster mutual growth and facilitate the collaborative cultivation of knowledge. We are committed to supporting and striving towards inclusive and innovative pedagogical practices that acknowledge diverse ways of knowing, forms of expertise, and academic pathways.