Beyond Content 2020: Restructuring Core Courses for Inclusion
Dec 15-16, 2020. A two-day lecture series featuring three scholars who apply innovative pedagogical practices to foster inclusion in three different fields. You can read more about each speaker and lecture below. Sessions include: The Education of the Whole Student, Centering Liberation in the Classroom: Intersectional and Decolonizing Reflections on our Pedagogical Praxis, and We Make the Road by Walking: Collective Art Activist Pedagogy. (Speakers: Bryan Dewsbury, María R. Scharrón-del Río, Dipti Desai). Read more here.
What’s Working Workshop
November 23, 2020. The CEP, FGP, and FDD present the “What’s Working Workshop,” a space for faculty members to debrief on and learn more about productive remote learning and hybrid teaching. During the first hour, faculty members will discuss remote learning strategies and brainstorm potential touch points for including in-person activities for Spring courses. During the second hour, we will offer a panel featuring faculty with HyFlex and hybrid teaching experience.
Institute on Antiracism
Over the course of AY 2020-2021, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy will host an institute on antiracism that is directed toward faculty. Throughout the institute, participants will read excerpts of foundational theories of race and racism, connect this scholarship to their own teaching through reflection and discussion with colleagues, and create and adapt antiracist strategies to design their courses, facilitate difficult discussions, and deliver content and assessment.
Navigating the Post-Election Classroom
FDD and CEP hosted a workshop on October 26th on "Navigating the Post-Election Classroom" for faculty. During the workshop, we will hear from colleagues from across the disciplines about their approaches to addressing the election and related issues in their classrooms. CEP staff will also speak to the kinds of questions and concerns students have this tumultuous moment and how they might look to their professors and classrooms for guidance.
Barnard Antiracist Reading Group
The Barnard Antiracist Reading Group is intended to serve as a structured and intentional space for Barnard faculty to engage in antiracist work within the context of our disciplines and institutions. Each meeting will focus on two or three texts on antiracist pedagogy, broadly conceived, and allow participants to think through connections between foundational texts in the field, more recent scholarship from various disciplines, and their own classroom and institutional practices. Discussions will be framed and gently guided by facilitators, and discussion questions will be made available ahead of time to participants. Please contact Duygu Ula (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Summer Pedagogy Symposium
From July 13-17 2020, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy hosted a virtual, intensive Summer Pedagogy Symposium, an opportunity for Barnard faculty and staff to participate in pedagogical exploration, collaboration, and innovation, with a focus on adapting to different possible teaching scenarios for the upcoming fall semester. The Symposium covered topics such as maintaining student engagement in online courses, addressing racism in the classroom, creating inclusive and accessible learning experiences, utilizing digital tools and more. See all sessions at the event link. If you would like to access the recordings from the Symposium, please email email@example.com.
Curricular Design Institute
Over four days of synchronous workshops and eight days of asynchronous Canvas modules, faculty worked in learning communities of 6-7 faculty members to help each other adapt their syllabi for the Fall 2020 semester and all of the challenges and potential that it brings. Faculty reviewed student survey responses from the spring, learned about effective online course design and teaching strategies to address survey concerns about remote learning, and worked together to create new approaches that reinforce community, active learning, and content comprehension for the upcoming academic year.
Brown Bag Book Club
In partnership with the Barnard Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, we host a brown bag book club for faculty and staff in Spring 2020. In this book club, participants read Rhonda V. Magee's The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness. Each week, participants meet and discuss sections from Magee’s book and engage in a guided meditation. The book club culminates in a special lecture and discussion by Rhonda Magee in April. Magee will facilitate a conversation on racial justice and mindfulness. The book club now meets virtually and we will be hosting Magee’s event over Zoom.
Beyond Content: Restructuring Core Courses for Inclusion
At the end of the fall semester, the CEP hosted a lecture series titled "Beyond Content: Restructuring Core Courses for Inclusion" featuring three scholars who are invested in developing inclusive approaches to teaching in three different fields—the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The three speakers presented their work on inclusive pedagogy in their field for 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Through a continuation of this lecture series, we intend to broaden what engaged pedagogy can look like for Barnard faculty across disciplines.
Speakers: Kimberly B. Rogers (Sociology, Dartmouth College), Brian Herrera (Theater, Princeton University), Luvell Anderson (Philosophy, Syracuse University)
The CEP, Digital Humanities Center (DHC), and the Media Center/IMATS hosted a Syllabus Hackathon for faculty interested in exploring how to incorporate digital thinking and digital projects into humanities courses. Inspired by the hackathon phenomenon as a mode of fostering digital innovation, creative problem-solving, and experimentation, we offered a series of workshops that guided faculty through different programs and technologies, as well as strategies to adapt courses for the "Thinking Digitally" GER or enhance existing courses with a digital project.
The CEP is hosting cross-disciplinary learning communities for Barnard faculty centered on teaching environmental sustainability. Faculty from departments throughout the College come together on a monthly basis in Spring 2020 to share resources, ideas and scholarship on climate action and environmental sustainability. They engage in critical thinking and dialogue about the interdisciplinary possibilities for infusing their curricula.
Feel Well Do Well Lightning Sessions
In collaboration with Barnard’s Feel Well Do Well initiative, the CEP hosts lightning sessions for faculty to crowdsource the challenges and practices they use in their courses to support student well-being and learning. The goal of these sessions will be to create a guidebook with a set of strategies for Barnard faculty that promote students' well-being and deep academic engagemen
Accessible Environments and Inclusive Pedagogy
The CEP has also worked with CARDS to develop a workshop series on Creating Accessible Environments and produced an Inclusive Pedagogy workshop for new faculty.
Time Management Workshop & Module for First Year Students
To support first year students in their transition to college and remote learning, the CEP, CARDS, Furman, and Beyond Barnard have collaborated on an asynchronous Courseworks module and synchronous workshop designed to support students' time management skills. The workshop and module are designed to help first year students reflect on their time management strategies and tackle their remaining assignments for the semester.
Access Barnard Workshops
In collaboration with Access Barnard, the CEP offered 3 virtual workshops for FLI students on the following topics: Time Management, Virtual Learning, and Building Relationships with Faculty.
Zoom Study Room
Looking for a more general study space? Emily Ndiokho, student worker at the CEP, holds a Zoomstudyroom open to students of any year or major on Sundays at 4pm EST. Sign up here.
Barnard Bold Conference
In Spring 2020, the CEP provided administrative and financial support to the student-led Barnard Bold Conference. The second annual Bold Conference was a full-day event that focused on facilitating conversations between faculty, staff, and students, with the intention of continuing to strengthen teaching and learning at Barnard College.The Conference included four sessions that each addressed a particular area of interest related to pedagogy at Barnard: (1) Wellness, (2) Inclusion & Social Difference, (3) Accessibility, and (4) Affordability. Each session featured a panel of speakers or an interactive activity, accompanied by group discussion.
Fail Forward Dinners
Centered on the idea of “failing forward,” this dinner series gives students a chance to hear from faculty about the challenges, failures, risks, and success that have led them to where they are today. The CEP planned five Fail Forward dinners in March and April. We converted most sessions to Zoom.