Film and Media Studies Faculty Discussion

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The New York Six invites film and media studies faculty to join facilitators Lisa Patti (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Ani Maitra (Colgate University) for a discussion about teaching under pandemic conditions, especially remote teaching.

Goals
  1. Establish connections among film and media studies faculty at our NY6 institutions.
  2. Share pedagogical strategies to improve our students’ active engagement, for now and for the future.
  3. Start compiling resources and building an NY6 support system for the upcoming academic year.
Format

This will be an open discussion among the participants. No preparation is required.  We may have breakout sessions, based on the responses offered by the participants. We will share ideas and resources (through collaborative notetaking), and we will use this meeting as a building block for NY6 collaborations for all interested participants.

Facilitators

Lisa Patti, Associate Professor of Media and Society, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Ani Maitra, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Colgate University

To Register

Please complete the form below.

Facilitating Productive Philosophical Conversations in Pandemic Pedagogy and Beyond

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Conversations and debates are at the center of many of our philosophy classes and essential to active learning.  The pandemic has challenged us to find ways to continue to provide opportunities for discussion with and among our students.  We’ll look at and work in small groups to develop some innovative techniques for fostering productive philosophical conversations that can be used face to face or remotely, synchronously or asynchronously.

Goals
  1. Establish connections among philosophy colleagues at our NY6 institutions
  2. Learn some new techniques to improve our students’ active engagement, for now and for the future.
Facilitator

Russell Marcus, Hamilton College

To Register

Please complete the form below.

Visual Arts Faculty Discussion

description

The New York Six invites visual arts faculty to join facilitators DeWitt Godfrey (Colgate University) and Rob Knight (Hamilton College) for a discussion about the upcoming year.

Goals
  1. Establish connections with colleagues at peer institutions
  2. Compile a list of resources, strategies, and ideas for the upcoming academic year
Format

We may have breakout sessions, dividing participants by media, as identified in the registration form. At the end of the session, participants will have a compiled list of tools, strategies, and techniques.

Facilitators

DeWitt Godfrey, Professor of Art and Art History, Colgate University

Robert Knight, Associate Professor of Art, Hamilton College

To Register

Please complete the form below.

Examining the Intersection of Equity, Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, and Social Emotional Learning

Webinar Description

In order to help students, we need to first be able to recognize trauma in ourselves. This session will address the impact of the ongoing pandemic and the long-ignored calls for racial justice on our sense of self and overall well-being. What lessons can we learn from neuroscience to help us better negotiate the pain and anxiety in ourselves and our students? How can we leverage the healing power of the community to help us move forward and help ourselves and our students continue to learn and thrive?

Speaker

Mays Imad is professor of Genetics, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Pima Community College, the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, and a Gardner Institute Fellow. Dr. Imad’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning and success. Through her teaching and research, she seeks to provide her students with transformative opportunities that are grounded in the aesthetics of learning, truth-seeking, and self-realization.

During the pandemic, she has written pieces for Inside Higher Education on hope and on trauma-informed pedagogy. She was also featured in an article on trauma-informed teaching and learning in The Chronicle of Higher Education. See our recommended reading list for more information.

Dr. Imad has presented extensively on trauma-informed teaching and learning, including recent webinars at Washington & Lee University and Yale’s Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching. Her webinar for Magna Publications on trauma-informed pedagogy was attended live by over 2,500 people from across the world, and is now the most popular webinar Magna has ever offered.

 

Performing Arts Faculty Discussion

Goals
  1. Establish connections with colleagues at peer institutions
  2. Generate a list of creative ways to approach the upcoming year
Format

We will have breakout sessions, dividing participants by discipline. At the end of the session, participants will have a list of resources, strategies, and creative ideas for how to approach the upcoming year.

Facilitators

Sarah DiPasquale, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Dance, at Skidmore College

Jennifer Matsue, Professor and Department Chair of Music, at Union College

To Register

Please complete the form below.

Computer Science Faculty Discussion

Goals
  1. Establish connections with colleagues at peer institutions
  2. Exchange experiences with strategies, tools, and resources for teaching computer science in the upcoming year
Format

We will have breakout sessions, dividing participants by classes of concern, as identified in the registration form.  At the end of the session, participants will have a compiled list of tools, strategies, and techniques, which are derived from the responses to the questions posed on the registration form.

Facilitators

Christine Reilly, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Skidmore College

Kristina Striegnitz, Associate Professor and Chair, Computer Science, Union College

To Register

Please complete the form below.  Small discussion groups will be formed based on classes of concern, as identified on the registration form. 

Teaching Chemistry and Physics in Midst of a Pandemic

Goals:
  1. establish connections with your colleagues at your peer institutions
  2. brainstorm about how to approach the upcoming year

At the end of the session, participants will have a list of colleagues who teach similar classes and a working document for sharing recommendations and ideas.

Format

We will have breakout sessions, dividing participants by classes taught and/or modes of instruction. Each group will be tasked with listing the instructional challenges for the fall term and exploring possible resources and solutions to address the challenges.

Facilitators

Kimberley Frederick, Professor of Chemistry, Skidmore College

Gordon Jones, Stone Professor of Physics, Hamilton College

To Register

While we do not have a registration deadline, we will be assigning groups based on registrations received by midnight on July 5. To participate in your preferred breakout session, please register as soon as possible. Those who register after July 5 will be assigned to groups on a space-available basis, but we will do our best to accommodate your interests.

Welcoming First-Year Students to College in the Coronavirus Era

Panelists

Donna Alvah is Associate Professor and Margaret Vilas Chair of US History at St. Lawrence University, and chair of the Department of History. She has taught in the university’s First-Year Program since 2006.

Sarah Barber is Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of the First Year at St. Lawrence University. Along with her work in SLU’s First-Year Program, where she regularly offers a course called “The Pen and the Knife: Poetry and Printmaking” with her colleague the printmaker Melissa Schulenberg, she teaches poetry and early modern British Literature. Her favorite thing about working with first year students is serving as advisor and helping students as they discover and map their academic paths.

Janet G. Casey is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Faculty for Diversity and Faculty Affairs at Skidmore College.  Prior to joining the Dean’s Office, she served for seven years as Director of Skidmore’s First Year Experience.  In 2016 she also served as Interim Director of Skidmore’s Opportunity Programs, during which time she ran the Summer Academic Institute for incoming OP students.

Registration for this event is closed
Please contact deanna Mccay for more information

 

Developing a Writing Rhythm Now and Post-Pandemic

Panelists

Bradley Hays is Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science department at Union College.  His research focuses on American political and constitutional development, law and courts, and he dabbles in law and popular culture.  His book, States in American Constitutionalism: Interpretation, Authority, and Politics, was published by Routledge in 2019.  His articles have appeared in leading political science and law journals.  His public scholarship has appeared in a variety of outlets, including the Washington Post and on Northeast Public Radio.  He is more productive when the Red Sox are either not playing or losing and is happy to talk at length about the joy of writing with a really great (but inexpensive) pen.

Evelyn Jennings is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor and Margaret Vilas Chair of Latin American History at St. Lawrence University. Her scholarly work focuses on Spanish colonialism and African enslavement in Cuba. She has published journal articles on forced labor in colonial Cuba and the Iberian Atlantic world and essays on the historiography of slavery studies and Atlantic World history. She co-edited and contributed an essay to the collection Building the Atlantic Empires: Unfree Labor and Imperial States in the Political Economy of Global Capitalism, ca. 1500-1914 (2015) with John Donoghue. Her monograph, Constructing the Spanish Empire in Havana: State Slavery in Defense and Development, 1762-1835 is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in Fall 2020. During eight years of twelve-month administrative appointments that included teaching, she had to get creative about how to maintain a scholarly agenda and get writing done and is looking forward to sharing ideas.