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A.J. Carlson Lecture on the Liberal Arts
Jack Carlson arrived at Austin College as a scholar of early modern European history and grew professionally under the influence of President John D. Moseley to become not only the Dean of Humanities but also one of the College’s leading voices in support of liberal arts education. Jack’s courageous defense of liberal arts education never weakened despite the many financial pressures confronting the College; on the contrary, the consistency of his voice remained a major influence at the College throughout his long and productive career.
Dr. Sheila Jaswal
Professor of Chemistry and Faculty Equity and Inclusion Officer at Amherst College
Learn more about her HSTEM initiative (Being Human in STEM) and her work in inclusion and diversity.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in Mabee Hall – reception starting at 4:30 pm, with lecture at 5:00 pm
Faculty Research and Pedagogy Talks
Professors talk about their research and teaching.
Free and open to the public. All talks are via Zoom with grab-and-go lunch from the dining hall. Talks will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by a question and answer period.
Dr. Saritha Bangara, Thursday, September 29, 2022
Dr. Claire Wolnisty, Thursday, October 27, 22
Spring Workshop Week Johnson Center Day
- A Conversation on Cultural Sensitivity and Privilege, Carllos Lassiter
- Student Success, Claire Wolnisty
- Specifications Grading Roundtable, Jim Hebda
- Disinformation, Felix Harcourt
- Mental Health Roundtable, Terry Perez & Jimmy Wilkins
- Student Disconnection and How to Solve It, Cate Bowman
- Rethinking Cheating, Kelli Carrol
On Tuesdays: Connect with colleagues in person in the Moseley Room (no programming, just drop in for conversation).
On Thursdays, we have a carry your tray lunch provided in the cafe 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and scheduled discussions led by colleagues on specific topics in WCC231. Topics may include evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, diversity and inclusion, updates on faculty-driven initiatives, and other professional development issues in liberal arts and higher education. On the first Thursday of every month, separate lunch discussions are held for new faculty, faculty in their third to fifth years, and post-Tenure faculty.
- See a list of the Thursday Lunch Topics
Lunch begins at 11 a.m., and discussion starts at 11:30 a.m.