All-Campus ExperienceThe theme for the Community Day of Learning in 2017 was Minds and Bodies: Belonging in Our Communities.Read About the Day
Learning As a CollegeThe theme for the 2016 Community Day of Learning was In/Visible: Class on Campus, Class in Our Lives.
Coming TogetherIn 2015 the theme for the Community Day of Learning was Race and Ethnicity at Bryn Mawr and Beyond.
Tackling Difficult SubjectsMembers of the Bryn Mawr community discussed a range issues at the 2015 Community Day of Learning.
Who Are We? Bryn Mawr Past, Present, and Future
The fourth annual Community Day of Learning (CDL) will be held on March 20, 2018. After spending some time discussing the results of the community survey, the planning committee has created an overarching framework for the day. The theme "Who Are We?: Bryn Mawr Past, Present, and Future" will invite students, faculty, and staff to learn about and discuss who we have been as a college, who we are now as members of this community, and how we want to shape Bryn Mawr going forward.
The committee is working on the structure of the day and brainstorming session ideas. Some of these suggestions include: The 1960s in the BiCo, The Legacy of M. Carey Thomas, Being a Women’s College in 2018, First Generation Faculty and Staff, Practicing Inclusion, The Honor Code and Cyber Bullying, etc.
We invite anyone interested in organizing a session to begin thinking about ideas and possible participants in leading a session. The Planning Committee will be in touch immediately after winter break with a call for proposals, and we will also be reaching out to various groups in the community to encourage input and participation.
Have an idea for a session and just can't wait? Email us at email@example.com.
The 2017 topic, " Minds and Bodies: Belonging in Our Communities," was intentionally designed to open up a broad framework in which we explore issues that shape our sense of self, how communities come to define their identities (including the spoken and unspoken assumptions of what it takes to belong), and how each of us come to help define the nature of our communities.
Thank you to those who participated in the 2017 Community Day of Learning.
To contact the Community Day of Learning planning committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments from the 2016 post-event survey
"I think the most important thing I learned was that having conversations about class on campus is really important and should not be uncomfortable or rare; we should talk about it all the time and not be silent when issues arise."
"I think my awareness of those whose backgrounds differ from mine was significantly heightened, as yesterday they were really given a voice."
"Members of our community, especially staff and students from working class and poor backgrounds, DO very much want to talk about class and its impact on the overall learning environment at Bryn Mawr. And our community members in very large numbers do seem willing and able to discuss and learn about class, even though it is a difficult topic to risk exploring."
"Most significant takeaway was seeing the participation from the community and realizing that there are many in this community that believe in an inclusive community for all."
"I enjoy hearing diverse voices and feeling a part of the entire Bryn Mawr community—neither faculty, students, nor staff, but all three joined together to seek common goals."