Upcoming events

The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research are proud to announce the following series on
teaching and learning diversity.
We warmly welcome faculty, staff, and students to all of these events.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Roundtable on Teaching Race, Ethnicity and Citizenship

Middlebury offers diverse courses that specifically examine race, ethnicity, and citizenship. Showcasing different disciplinary approaches, Professors Tara Affolter (Ed. Studies), Jason Mittell (Film and Media Culture), Jeremy Ward (Biology) and Hector Vila (CTLR, facilitator) will reflect on their experiences teaching these interrelated subjects.
4:30pm-6:00pm, Hillcrest 103


Monday, February 22
Working with Multi Lingual/ESL Students

Building on the CTLR's 2010 theme of Learning and the Mind, this workshop offers research-based insights into how to support students with linguistically diverse backgrounds. Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing Shawna Shapiro will share initial findings from interviews with international students and other non-native English speakers at Middlebury, highlighting ways that faculty have contributed to their academic success. This will be followed by an overview of specific strategies for lecture, discussion, and assessment that build on students' strengths and support them in meeting academic challenges. If you have a specific multilingual learning issue you would like addressed, contact Shawna beforehand at: sshapiro@middlebury.edu.

Please note the change in time: a previous save-the-date email listed the event as a 4 pm event. It will start at 4:30 pm. 4:30-6:00 pm, Library 230

Monday, March 1, 2010
Roundtable Workshop on Learning Race, Ethnicity and Citizenship

This roundtable builds upon the conversation of diversity in the classroom by focusing on the learning process, rather than on teaching, and invites students to lead the conversation on the ways we learn race, ethnicity, and citizenship at Middlebury.
4:30pm-6:00pm, Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room

Monday, March 8, 2010
Brown Bag Lunch on Teaching & Learning Race, Ethnicity and Citizenship

This informal brown bag discussion seeks to reflect upon and synthesize the various components in the series by inviting participants to consider diversity in the classroom from both teaching and learning perspectives. Catharine Wright (CTLR) will facilitate the discussion.
12:15pm-1:30pm, Carr Hall Lounge
Feel free to bring your lunch.  Coffee will be available