Contact Us
Alison Cook-Sather
TLI Coordinator
acooksat@brynmawr.edu
Jessica Hollinger Vinson
Coordinator, Staff Education
jholling@brynmawr.edu
Betsy Cancelliere
Administrator of the Teaching and Learning Institute
ecancellie@brynmawr.edu


THE ANDREW W. MELLON TEACHING AND LEARNING INSTITUTE

Opportunities for SUMMER 2013 and FALL 2013 include:

1. Summer Course Development/Revision
2. Faculty Pedagogy Seminars/Working Groups (three options)
3. Students as Learners and Teachers (SaLT)
4. Colleagues as Learners and Teachers

Send inquires and requests for applications to Alison Cook-Sather (acooksat@brynmawr.edu). Applications for all TLI opportunities will be accepted between now and April 15th, and then I will conduct a lottery for the available spots.


1. SUMMER COURSE DEVELOPMENT/REVISION 
(Summer 2013)

This workshop series will be facilitated by Alice Lesnick, Term Professor of Education and Director of the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program. It will bring together faculty interested in developing or revising courses with the support of colleagues in the workshop, a team of two Student Consultants, and a member of Bryn Mawr’s Information Services.

There will be one session before the semester ends and three over the summer, as well as on-line communication. Participating faculty must be able to travel to campus for the three summer meetings (which can be arranged around participants’ schedules). The rest of the collaboration will be conducted using email and other distance technologies. While there is no stipend attached to this opportunity, travel (from further away than your typical commuting distance) and lodging for the trips to campus will be reimbursed up to $1,500 per participant.

If you wish to apply, please send the following to Alison Cook-Sather (acooksat@brynmawr.edu):

Name:
College:
Department:
Title and descriptions of the course you plan to develop or revise:
How you anticipate working with Student Consultants and IS staff on this project:

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2. FACULTY PEDAGOGY SEMINARS/WORKING GROUPS (Fall 2013)

Open to all full-time, continuing (tenure-track and CNTT) faculty members. You may apply to participate in any of the following (availability depending on demand):

(A) PEDAGOGY SEMINAR/WORKING GROUP: OPEN FOCUS

A full- or half-semester seminar/working group in which we will explore in a semi-structured series of discussions whatever interests faculty members bring.
Facilitated by Alison Cook-Sather.

Full-Semester Faculty Pedagogy Seminars (carry a $4,000 stipend)

Each of these seminars includes weekly, semi-structured, 2-hour meetings; weekly posts to a closed blog; and work with a Student Consultant (who visits your class each week, takes detailed observation notes focused on pedagogical issues you identify, and then meets with you weekly to discuss what is happening in your class).

Half-Semester Faculty Pedagogy Seminars (carry a $2,000 stipend)

Same components as full-semester seminars (weekly, semi-structured, 2-hour meetings; weekly posts to a closed blog; and work with a Student Consultant). The seminar in first half of the semester focuses on the course you are currently teaching, and the seminar in the second half of the semester serves as a forum for planning a course to be taught in the next or a subsequent semester. Another option for the $2,000 stipend is for the seminar to meet every other week throughout the entire semester.

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(B) PEDAGOGY SEMINAR/WORKING GROUP: LEARNING FROM AND SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A full-semester seminar/working group focused on developing appropriate and engaging approaches to working with international students across courses.

Includes weekly, semi-structured, 2-hour meetings; weekly posts to a closed blog; and work with a Student Consultant (who visits your class each week, takes detailed observation notes, and then meets with you weekly to discuss what is happening in your class).

Facilitated by Alison Cook-Sather with the support of staff with expertise in this area.

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(C) PEDAGOGY SEMINAR/WORKING GROUP: FOCUS ON FACILITATING SEMINARS

A full-semester seminar/working group focused on developing appropriate and engaging approaches for seminars and other discussion-based courses.

Includes weekly, semi-structured, 2-hour meetings; weekly posts to a closed blog; and work with a Student Consultant (who visits your class each week, takes detailed observation notes, and then meets with you weekly to discuss what is happening in your class).

Facilitated by Alison Cook-Sather.

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(D) TLI2

A follow-up to a pedagogy seminar focused on an area of your choosing.
Offered Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.

Open to faculty who have already participated in a TLI seminar and want a follow-up forum within which to address a specific pedagogical challenge or interest (e.g., designing writing-intensive courses; creating half-credit courses; exploring assessment; developing 'Reacting to the Past' courses/projects; etc.). Faculty may apply to facilitate or to participate in these seminars. Facilitators earn a stipend of $3,000, or participants may share facilitation and the stipend.

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3. STUDENTS AS LEARNERS AND TEACHERS (SaLT)

Fall 2013.

Student Consultants are available to work with interested faculty members on a focal course. A student who is not enrolled in the course upon which you want to focus can work with you for the entire semester or for some portion of it. S/he visits your class, takes detailed observation notes focused on pedagogical issues you identify, gathers midcourse feedback (if you wish), and meets with you to discuss what is happening in your class.

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4. COLLEAGUES AS LEARNERS AND TEACHERS

Visit and/or be visited by a faculty colleague in the bi-co and then meet to talk. Identify what discipline or division and what kind of class you are interested in observing, I can arrange partnerships between faculty who wish to engage in this cross-visitation.

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