The 2018 Community Day of Learning will explore who and what we have been as a community and how we want to shape Bryn Mawr going forward. The day will thus have a different structure than in past years. Each of the three main time blocks will focus on a period of time at Bryn Mawr — past, present, future. Anyone wishing to propose a session should use the appropriate proposal form below.
Is there a topic that you feel should be covered during this year's CDL, but don't want to lead a session? Submit your idea.
Time Block 1: The Past (10:45-11:45 a.m.)
During the first time block of this year’s Community Day of Learning, we invite proposals that engage some aspect of Bryn Mawr’s past. Sessions should expand what we know about our past, invite us to ask questions about those pasts, and help us reflect on our innovations, failures, exclusions and successes. For example, sessions might focus on M. Carey Thomas or other past leaders, how Bryn Mawr College became so international, the Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, etc.
Time Block 2: The Present (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
During the second time block, sessions will focus on the Bryn Mawr of the present. Who and what are we now as a community and as an institution? Sessions might focus on topics such as the impact of social media on community, various barriers to inclusion, pressures of faculty life, ways to tell (and listen) to our individual stories, etc.
Time Block 3: The Future (2:15-3:15 p.m.)
The final time block will allow participants to make better sense of their experiences of the day with a focus on the future for our community. We hope sessions can offer chances to share knowledge from the day itself, opportunities for reflection and listening, workshops that focus on building concrete and practical skills, and conversations about action planning and next steps for the College, among other formats.
For anyone wishing to propose a session, here is a sample description:
Title: Does class matter? How and Why?
Format: Discussion and Dialogue
Abstract/Description: Join us as we explore issues surrounding the effects that class may or may not have on members of our Bryn Mawr staff. Prepare to ask yourself how and why we see each other as we do as well as what it means in the context of your daily work day.