Curriculum reVISION Week



Are you interested in shaping a new vision for the general education program at Connecticut College? Make yourself heard! From Feb. 7-14, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in events and conversation about the first-year experience, inclusive excellence, local/global engagement, integrative learning and more.

Curriculum reVISION Week builds on the positive momentum gained last semester and engages the campus more widely and more deeply in concrete conversations about what a common educational program at Connecticut College could become, drawing from our own distinctive qualities, strengths and resources as an institution. The week kicks off with public remarks by President Katherine Bergeron and features lunches with faculty and deans in Harris, afternoon town hall meetings and evening forums facilitated by Student Government Association (SGA) and Residential Education Fellows (REF) professors.


Schedule

Friday, Feb. 7

11:50-1:05 – All campus town hall meeting: Liberal learning – a shared responsibility (Ernst Common Room)
Address from President Katherine Bergeron. Read the address (login required). View the slides (login required).

Monday, Feb. 10

11:50-1:30 – Talk backs with faculty about the curriculum (Harris)
Facilitated by professors Shubhra Sharma, Ross Morin, Amy Dooling and Stuart Vyse

11:50-2:00 – CTL Talking Teaching lunch: Re-envisioning first-year seminars: piloting new ideas (Hood)
For faculty and staff; RSVP required to simon.feldman@conncoll.edu

4:15-5:30 – Town hall meeting: Engaging students in the first year (Ernst Common Room)
Facilitated by Jefferson Singer, Andrea Lanoux, Stuart Vyse, Shubhra Sharma, Chad Jones and Suzuko Knott

6:00-7:00 – REF reVISION dinner forum (Main Street East)
Facilitated by Sunil Bhatia, Mike James and Eleanor Hardy, and Evert Fowle

Tuesday, Feb. 11

11:50-1:05 – Talk backs with faculty and deans about the curriculum (Harris)
Facilitated by Ron Flores, Cherise Harris, Elizabeth García and Leo Garofalo 

4:15-5:30 – Town hall meeting: Integrative learning and advising beyond the first year (Ernst)
Facilitated by David Jaffe, Theresa Ammirati, Ron Flores, Andrea Lanoux and Joe Schroeder

8:00-9:00 – REF reVISION forum (Ruane’s Den)
Facilitated by Marc Zimmer, Jeff Cole, Page Owen, Alek Chandra and Hillary Nigrosh

Wednesday, Feb. 12

11:50-1:05 – Talk backs with faculty about the curriculum (Harris)
Facilitated by Ross Morin, Afshan Jafar, Suzuko Knott, Amy Dooling and Doug Thompson

4:15-5:30 – Town hall meeting: Making excellence inclusive (Ernst)
Facilitated by Cherise Harris, Simon Feldman, Leo Garofalo, Carolyn Denard, Elizabeth García, Chris Barnard and Afshan Jafar

8:00-9:00 – REF reVISION Forum (Coffee Grounds)
Facilitated by Ron Flores, Larry Vogel, Hilary Coleman and Janil Tejada

Thursday, Feb. 13

11:50-1:05 – Talk backs with faculty about the curriculum (Harris)
Facilitated by Simon Feldman, Amy Dooling and Chad Jones

4:15-5:30 – Town hall meeting: Liberal arts in action (Ernst)
Facilitated by David Jaffe, Amy Dooling, Ron Flores, Jennifer Fredricks and Joe Schroeder

7:15-8:30 – SGA reVISION town hall (Ernst)
Facilitated by Simon Feldman, Gabby Arenge and Oliver Ames

Friday, Feb. 14

8:30-9:30 – Rethinking advising breakfast (Harris)
Facilitated by Theresa Ammirati and Andrea Rossi-Reder

11:50-1:05 – Talk backs with faculty about the curriculum (Harris)
Facilitated by Simon Feldman, Suzuko Knott, Ron Flores, Afshan Jafar and Amy Dooling

4:15-5:30 – Town hall meeting: GE courses – implications for departments and majors (Ernst)
Facilitated by Jefferson Singer, Simon Feldman, Doug Thompson and Stuart Vyse

References

Curriculum reVISION Week events will frequently reference the following documents:

Questions?

If you have questions, contact Amy Dooling (EPC chair), Steve Loomis (FSCC chair), Gabby Arenge (EPC student representative) or Oliver Ames (EPC student representative).

EPC and FSCC would like to extend special thanks to the following offices and organizations for their support of Curriculum reVISION Week: Office of the President, Dean of the Faculty Office, Dean of the College Division, Student Government Association, the Center for Teaching and Learning, CCSRE, REF, House Fellows, College Relations and Information Services.

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