2006-2007 Calendar of Events

2006-2007 Calendar of Events 

August 21-23
Orientation for New Faculty
Specific Events, Time and Places Announced Elsewhere on This Website

Tuesday, September 5
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch (specifically directed toward, but by no means restricted to,
this year's cohort of new Whitman Faculty)
“Various Ways to Teach a College Course Effectively”
Jan Crouter, Rebecca Hanrahan, Rogers Miles, and Bob Carson
 

Tuesday, September 19
12:00 Noon (lunch will be provided)
Memorial 316

A faculty book discussion of Chapters 1 and 2 in Derek Bok’s Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More,
Facilitated by David Carey

Open to All Whitman Faculty who expressed interest in participating
in this six-part book series, and who signed up to do so by August 28
Co-Sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Faculty,
and with the Financial Support of President Bridges

Monday, October 9
12:00 Noon
Memorial 316

A Luncheon Discussion with
Dr. Allan Johnson
Noted Writer, Professor and Public Speaker

On the General Topic of “Diversity and Issues of Privilege in the United States”

Co-Sponsored with the Whitman College Intercultural Center
[Please note that later that same day (October 9),
Dr. Johnson will deliver a formal keynote speech highlighting
our community’s Freedom from Discrimination month.
This event will be held at Walla Walla College’s Village Hall at 7:30 p.m.
It is co-sponsored by the Walla Walla Diversity Coalition, Whitman College,
Walla Walla Community College, and Walla Walla College, and admission is free to the public]


Tuesday, October 13
12:00 Noon (lunch will be provided)
Memorial 316

A faculty book discussion of Chapters 3 and 4 in Derek Bok’s Our Underachieving Colleges:
A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More,
Facilitated by Elyse Semerdjian
Open to All Whitman Faculty who expressed interest in participating
in this six-part book series, and who signed up to do so by August 28
Co-Sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Faculty,
and with the Financial Support of President Bridges

Tuesday, October 24
12:00 Noon (lunch will be provided)
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)

A Faculty Workshop
“How to Stop Forwarding Your Mail: Tips on Getting a Tenure-Track Job”

(primarily intended for, but by no means restricted to, those members of the Whitman Faculty
who anticipate testing the waters of the academic job market in their respective fields
sometime in the not-too-distant future)

A faculty discussion facilitated by Deborah Wiese, Melissa Wilcox, and Juan Burciaga 

Tuesday, October 31
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

“Rethinking Learning Spaces at Whitman College” Keiko Pitter
Whitman College’s Chief Technology Officer

Tuesday, November 14
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

“Your Center for Teaching and Learning:
Where It’s Been, Where It Appears to be at Present, and Where It Might Go in the Future”

Keith Farrington (with additional observations and commentary by Jack Iverson) 

Tuesday, November 28
12:00 Noon (lunch will be provided)
Memorial 316

A faculty book discussion of Chapters 5 and 6 in Derek Bok’s Our Underachieving Colleges:
A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More,
Facilitated by Barry Balof

Open to All Whitman Faculty who expressed interest in participating
in this six-part book series, and who signed up to do so by August 28
Co-Sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Faculty,
and with the Financial Support of President Bridges

Tuesday, December 5
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

"Teaching as Educating:
Looking Back at What We've Learned From Students"John and Deborah Winter 

Tuesday, January 23
12:00 Noon
The WCTS Training Room (Olin 180)
(or your preferred computer site/station in the comfort of your faculty office
or at some other campus site,  if you prefer)

Co-Sponsored with Whitman College Technology Services
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch (in a manner of speaking [but food will be provided])
“How Blurring the Boundaries (Between the Professional and the Private)
Increases Overload, and What To Do About It”An Online “Webinar”/Workshop Facilitated by Steven W. GilbertPresident, The Teaching, Learning and Technology Group
(who some of you may remember from his visit to our campus last year)

[Note: if you wish to participate in this session at a “non-computer-lab” site, please to contact WCTS well in advance of this date to make sure that the machine that you will be using has been equipped with the necessary – i.e., iVocalize – software]

 

Tuesday, January 30
12:00 Noon (lunch will be provided)
Memorial 316

A faculty book discussion of Chapters 7 and 8 in Derek Bok’s Our Underachieving Colleges:
A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More,

Facilitated by Mitch Clearfield
Open to All Whitman Faculty who expressed interest in participating

in this six-part book series, and who signed up to do so by August 28

Co-Sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Faculty,

and with the Financial Support of President Bridges

 

Saturday, February 3
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Prentiss Hall Basement

The Whitman College "Tunnel of Oppression"
In years past, the student participants in this enlightening (and often disturbing) look into Whitman student life – and the ways in which difference and diversity impact that life – have agreed to put on a special performance of "the Tunnel" just for their faculty. Time constraints preclude that possibility this year but the Tunnel participants have generously agreed to give faculty members first priority to sign up in advance for a particular time slot. This sign-in system will allow those faculty who wish to make plans for entire classes (like a First-Year Core Section, for example) to go through the Tunnel together. 

 There will be sign-up sheets in the Intercultural Center Office for those faculty who wish to sign up early. All that you will need to do is call the Intercultural Center office (527-5596) or stop by Reid 216 to get your name on the list.

 Only faculty members will be allowed to sign up ahead of time, effective immediately through Thursday, February 1. However, you can let your students know what time that you've signed up for, and those students can then show up at 12:30 on Saturday, February 3 (the day of the Tunnel) and sign themselves up for that same time slot. This system of priority sign-ups for Whitman Faculty has been arranged and is co-sponsored by the Whitman Intercultural Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning.  

Tuesday, February 20
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

“Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty”
A general discussion facilitated by Kurt Hoffman, Lynn Sharp,
Bob Withycombe, Chuck Cleveland and Clare Carson
 

Monday, February 26
7:30 p.m.
The Hunter Theater

"Making Assessment Meaningful”
Cynthia Siemsen of California State University, Chico
and Charles Powers of the University of Santa Clara
(both of whom were instrumental in and co-authors of the American Sociological Association's

Task Force on Assessment)

[The first part of a two-day program on Departmental and General Education Assessment, co-sponsored by the Whitman College Center for Teaching and Learning and a grant awarded to the college by The Mellon Foundation]

 

Tuesday, February 27
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

“Now That We've Assessed, What's Next?”Cynthia Siemsen of California State University, Chicoand Charles Powers of the University of Santa Clara
(both of whom were instrumental in and co-authors of the American Sociological Association's

Task Force on Assessment)

[The second part of a two-day program on Departmental and General Education Assessment, co-sponsored by the Whitman College Center for Teaching and Learning and a grant awarded to the college by The Mellon Foundation]

 

Tuesday, March 6
12:00 Noon (lunch will be provided)
Memorial 316

A faculty book discussion of Chapters 9 and 10 in Derek Bok’s Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More,
Facilitated by Dalia Hagan
Open to All Whitman Faculty who expressed interest in participating

in this six-part book series, and who signed up to do so by August 28

Co-Sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Faculty,

and with the Financial Support of President Bridges

 

Friday, March 9
12:00 noon (lunch will be provided)
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)

A Grantwriting Workshop for Faculty
Rachna Sinott

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Co-sponsored by the Whitman College Development Office

and the Center for Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, April 3
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

Pedagogical Uses of Social Software”
Bryan Alexander
NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning
and Whitman College Technology Services, and part of the larger
NITLE Workshop on Emerging Instructional Technologies
being sponsored by WCTS on that same day

Monday, April 16

(Please note the departure from our usual meeting day)
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

“Fair Use in Academia”

Mary Minow

LibraryLaw.com

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning
and Whitman College Technology Services


Tuesday, April 17
12:00 Noon (lunch will be provided)
Memorial 316

A faculty book discussion of Chapters 11 and 12 in Derek Bok’s Our Underachieving Colleges:
A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More,
Facilitated by Jean Carwile Masteller

Open to All Whitman Faculty who expressed interest in participating
in this six-part book series, and who signed up to do so by August 28
Co-Sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Faculty,
and with the Financial Support of President Bridges


Tuesday, April 24

12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

“Successful Strategies for Mentoring Students of Color”
Buffy Smith

Professor of Sociology, St. Thomas University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning

and the Whitman College Intercultural Center 

Tuesday, May 1
12:00 Noon
The Center for Teaching and Learning (Penrose Library 317)
(or, if numbers dictate, Memorial 316)
A “Talk About Teaching” Lunch

“To the Wilds of Minnesota and Back (In the Month of February, No Less):What We Saw and Learned at the Northfield Conference onthe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Liberal Arts”Keith Farrington, Tom Callister, Kurt Hoffman, Michelle Janning and Melissa Wilcox 

Tuesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 31
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Memorial 316

A Summer Workshop for Faculty on the General Topic of
“Course Innovation, Development and Redesign”
Topics to be covered tentatively include, but will not be limited to:Getting rid of so-so assignments

  • Getting rid of so-so assignments
  • Incorporating critical thinking into your course(s)
  • Incorporating technology into your course(s)
  • Issues of breadth vs. depth
  •  Effective use of the library and other campus resources
  • Incorporation of issues of diversity into your curriculum