Fall 2016

CCSRE Faculty-Staff Research Forum

We are planning our first annual Faculty-Staff Research Forum with the aim of building a community of, by, and for faculty and staff whose research, scholarship and/or creative works examine issues of justice and power. More specifically, we invite faculty and staff from every department, center, and/or program whose work engages issues of race, ethnicity, and/or social difference (i.e. class, gender, sexuality, caste, Indigeneity) to present their work. Learn more. 

Past Faculty Fora - Fall 2014

CCSRE Writing Group for faculty and staff

The CCSRE supports writing and publishing scholarship on race and ethnicity by creating a Writing Group that provides a place to both present writing as we go along (keeping us accountable and on track as we write) and receive feedback on more finished pieces to be submitted for publication (to increase chances of their being accepted).

The idea would be to share the writing ahead of time and to discuss it, maybe taking turns at each meeting. The group also gives us the opportunity to read and talk about approaches to race and ethnicity across disciplines.

The CCSRE Writing Group seeks to help our associated faculty and staff to succeed as scholars and to build a shared intellectual space at the College around research and publishing on race and ethnicity.

Fall 2014 Semester Meetings took place on Fridays,  8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 10/3, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, & 12/12 from 1:15P – 2:15 p.m. For more information, contact Leo Garofalo at lgar@conncoll.edu.

CCSRE & Office of Sustainability offer a development seminar/workshop for faculty and staff

Funded by the Global Environmental Justice Initiative and the International Commons, the CCSRE & the Office of Sustainability offered faculty and staff this opportunity to integrate into the permanent curriculum (as experienced by students over four years) various ongoing initiatives on sustainability and inclusion.

We will learn how to conceptualize and deliver this education through presentations, common readings and viewings, discussions, and by working closely with a Delegation of Indigenous Peruvian Farmers for a week in Fall 2014.

In Spring 2015, participants will create and present new courses or components within existing courses, new co-curricular community-based learning, new course-linked TRIPs abroad and semester abroad opportunities, and new arrangements for internship preparation, placement, and evaluation. They will also work closely for a week with a guest from southern Mexico.

In both semesters, we will make visits to sites in New London County and the region.

The Fall 2014 Seminar for faculty and staff development is centered around a series of six sessions devoted to:

  1. continuing our group learning about how to make the most of our community partnerships abroad and locally, and
  2. integrating the many opportunities for environmental and global learning in courses and programs at the College.

The seminar draws together faculty and staff participants with experience in Peru, Cuba, and Mexico together with other interested faculty and staff from various campus offices and academic departments (no prior experience or expertise required). The basic goals are to deepen our expertise AND to widen the circle of participants and begin to train more campus experts able to deliver this innovative learning to students.

Session One, Friday, September 5, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro
How to approach social justice and international internships: "Internships & Peru, Cuba, & Mexico: Potential & Challenges"

Session Two, Friday, September 26, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Community-based learning & Inclusive Excellence as an approach in & out of the classroom

Session Three, Friday, October 17, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Indigenous rights and communities in the US and Latin America

Session Four, Friday, November 7, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Science of climate change, mining, & water at high altitude and sea level

Attend the Saturday, November 8, New England Conference on Latin American Studies (at Connecticut College)

Session Five, Friday, November 21, 1:15-2:30, Alice Johnson Room in Cro 
Systems of social & environmental injustice & how to interrupt them through education

Session Six, Friday, December 5, 1:15-2:30, Hillel House Conference Room
How to incorporate Community partners and institutional resources and programs in Peru, Mexico, Cuba, & elsewhere (like India & South Africa).

For more information, contact Leo Garofalo at lgar@conncoll.edu.