May Institute

Learning From Our Remote Past

Connect with colleagues to engage in dialogue, reflection, and planning sessions focused on learning from our pivot to emergency remote teaching this spring. This three-day event is open to teaching faculty and instructional staff at Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges.

Registration by Institution:

Session Types:

Remote Teaching and Learning Spotlights (10:00am – 11:15am)

Campus Teaching and Learning leaders offer webinars to support aspects of remote teaching and learning.

Birds of a Feather Lunches (12:00pm – 1pm)

Join colleagues from the CBB community to share your remote teaching and learning experiences. Each day offers you the opportunity to interact with a different community of faculty and instructors. 

Campus-Specific Programming (1:00pm – 3:30pm)

Each institution will offer their own sessions unique to their teaching and learning environments. Please see the registration form for your institution for more information.

Daily Agendas:

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Remote Teaching and Learning Spotlight (10:00am – 11:15am)

Building Community. How does a class become a community of learners? Experience and discuss instructional strategies in remote learning contexts that build rapport and community among students and between students and the instructor. Katie Byrnes, Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, Bowdoin College

Birds of a Feather Lunch (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Course format:

  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Discussion
  • Performance
  • Studio Art
  • Writing

Campus-Specific Programming (1:00pm – 3:30pm)

Varies by institution. See registration for details.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Remote Teaching and Learning Spotlight (10:00am – 11:15am)

Reaching Across the Divide: Fostering Communication in Remote Learning. This webinar will examine strategies and tools for cultivating communication with students. Additionally, we will have Bates faculty Adriana Salerno (Associate Professor of Mathematics) and Kirk Read (Professor of French and Francophone Studies) on hand to comment on their experiences using these and similar strategies to reach out to their students during the COVID-19 pivot to remote teaching. Shauna’h Fuegen, Senior Academic Technology Consultant, Grace Coulombe, Director of the Math & Statistics Workshop, and Andee Alford, Assistant Director of the Mathematics & Statistics Workshop, Bates College

Birds of a Feather Lunch (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Faculty appointment type:

  • Pre-Tenured (Assistant)
  • Tenured (Associate)
  • Tenured (Full)
  • Lecturers, Lab Instructors
  • Visiting, Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Academic partners (Educational Developers, Librarians, Museum Staff, Technology specialists)
  • Department Chairs

Campus-Specific Programming (1:00pm – 3:30pm)

Varies by institution. See registration for details.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Remote Teaching and Learning Spotlight (10:00am – 11:15am)

Transparent Assignment Design and Rubric Development. Examine strategies to make remote assignments more transparent, and develop rubrics to make grading more meaningful for you and your students. Carol Hurney, Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Colby College.

Birds of a Feather Lunch (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Disciplinary:

  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Foreign Languages

Campus-Specific Programming (1:00pm – 3:30pm)

Varies by institution. See registration for details.

Registration by Institution:

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