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Controlling College Costs: Ensuring Equity and Full Participation

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304​

When we plan and teach our classes, we make decision​s that facilitate and/or pose barriers to students’ full participation in the course. Please join us for a conversation about costs related to teaching and learning. We will discuss rising costs of books and other course materials, fees, and online tools as we consider a range of alternatives. This will be an open discussion facilitated by representatives from the Center for Teaching Excellence, Phillips Memorial Library, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Institutional Diversity, Center for Engaged Learning, and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.​ Please RSVP here​.

Global Learning and Studying Abroad in the Trump Era

Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

How can we prepare our students for political conversations while studying abroad? One of the life-changing aspects of living and learning abroad is the perspective it provides on American culture and politics. Americans abroad are often asked to comment on American national and international politics to hosts and classmates who may have very different views. How can we help our students navigate difficult conversations, develop their own views, and reflect on their identity as Americans and/or global citizens? Dr. Tuba Agartan, the Center for Teaching Excellence Fellow for Global Learning and Engagement, will lead a conversation on how we can best support our students who will be traveling and studying abroad.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here​.​​

​A Conversation with the Teacher of the Year​​​

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

​​Some Reflections on Teaching Philosophy at a Catholic College

Dr. Christopher Arroyo, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Arroyo will share how his 25 years of Catholic school has helped shape him as a teacher and helped inform the way in which he tries to contribute to the mission of PC and live up to its Catholic and Dominican identity.​ Please RSVP here​.

Finding the Right Recipe for Your Writing Assignment​

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 pm (Lunch from 12-12:30 followed by workshop)
PC Writing Center, (Library 248)​

Dr. Bryan Marinelli, Director of Academic Support Services

Cooking up a writing assignment that elicits the desired results from your students takes planning.  This session covers some essential ingredients of a well-designed writing assignment.  It also offers faculty the opportunity to workshop one of their own assignments and "spice it up" for the coming spring.​ Please RSVP here​.​

2017 Fall Fling

Friday, October 13, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fiondella Great Room, Ruane Center for the Humanities

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Academic Affairs invite you to join us for the 2017 Fall Fling. This is an "open house" format where the newest members of our academic community will share their teaching and research interests in an informal setting. Join us for the social networking event of the fall semester. ​​Please RSVP here​.​​

Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion in Stem

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Slavin 112 (Lunch will be provided).​

As you may recall, the Faculty Seminar in the Sciences, a group of faculty interested in deeply exploring these issues, met throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Based on their work, which was grounded in readings and reflections on current and best practices, we have now received recommendations from each participant in the seminar which pertain to the College overall, to individual departments, and/or to individual classes. At the October 17 meeting, we will begin to consider together how the FSIS recommendations may be broadly supported and implemented across the STEM departments. Your presence will be deeply appreciated as we seek to create a more inclusive environment for all Providence College STEM students. Please RSVP here​​.

Mastering the 15-Minute Conference: Keys to Empowering Student Writers​

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch from 11:30-12 followed by workshop) 
PC Writing Center, (Library 248)​

Jessica Tabak, Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Writing Specialist
Will Toner, Associate Director, PC Writing Center​

Giving students ownership over conferencing can create more empowered student writers and save faculty time. In this session, we will discuss ways to prepare students to facilitate thoughtful, focused conferences at various stages of the writing process.​​ Please RSVP here​.