Fall 2020 Schedule:

Theme for Fall Semester:

Global Crisis

*Not just about the Coronavirus Pandemic, but also the unrest related to racism, white supremacy, and police brutality.

Dates for Provisions sessions:

October 29th on Zoom at 12:00 PM:

Yolanda Caldwell presents, “Emergency Response Techniques for the Racial Pandemic”

David Morrow, Ph.D presents, ” Teaching English in ways that take inspiration from and honor the people protesting against police violence and for Black Lives”

November 19th on Zoom at 12:00 PM: 

Robert Shane, Ph.D presents, “The Visible and the Invisible: Putting Art Foundations in Context”

Eileen Sperry, Ph.D presents, “What color is the handkerchief? Decentering Whiteness” “


December 3rd on Zoom at 12:00 PM:

Emily Pinkerton, Ph.D*topic to be added later*

Patricia Weldon, Ph.D presents, “Turning a lens on identity, discrimination, and injustices”


Spring 2019 Schedule

Theme for Spring Semester:

Inclusive Practices for Teaching and Learning: Living, Learning, and Teaching Across Lines of Difference

February 19th in PDR from 12-1:15pm:  Mark Congdon presents, “Unpacking our identity: Examining our implicit biases, language, & microaggressions with students”

March 22nd–Half Day Workshop–

9am-1pm in Albertus 206:  Mark Congdon presents, “Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences: Connecting Universal Design for Learning with Culturally Responsive Teaching”

April 16th in PDR from 12-1:15pm:  Mark Congdon presents, “Building and sustaining an inclusive college community: From minor changes to major learning”

Fall 2018 Schedule

Theme for the Fall Semester: Cultural Competence and Inclusive Classrooms

September 18th: Katlyn Farnum and Amanda Bastiani

October 16th: Ashima Singh and Stephanie Bennett

November 13th: Jeanne Wiley

*New location in the campus dining hall, discussion will take place 12-1:15* 

Spring 2018 Schedule

February 20th:  “Failing, Learning, and Resilience”

Presenters:  John Dion, Cailin Brown, and Maureen Rotondi

March 27th:  “Creating a Diverse Learning Community”

Presenters:  Kim Gero, Lamara Burgess, and Janet Acker

April 17th:   “A Community of Caring Citizens”

Presenters:  TBT

All Provisions sessions are held from 12:00-1:15 in the Standish Conference Rooms A and B.


2 thoughts on “Schedule

    1. Hi Ron,
      We plan the the year’s themes over the summer, but we work monthly to invite presenters for each session. In particular, we try to identify faculty who are doing innovative practices in their classroom for each topic. Our other aim is to make sure the presenters come from different disciplinary perspectives (as much as possible.) The Provost’s office sends out a more detailed email notice the week before each session. If you’re unable to make our Tuesday dates, we also provide a detailed summary after each session here on the blog.

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