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Digital Media, Moodle 2.0, Reaccreditation Topics of Spring A(T)R Luncheons

A(T)R lunches are designed to promote conversation, cooperation and the sharing of information, ideas and resources among faculty members, librarians, graduate students and staff.

The Center for Faculty and Career Development announce the Spring 2012 Academic (Technology) Roundtable lunch series.

A(T)R lunches are designed to promote conversation, cooperation and the sharing of information, ideas and resources among faculty members, librarians, graduate students and staff.

Meetings take place at noon in Olin Library’s Develin Room (unless specified otherwise) and include a buffet lunch.

The Spring A(T)R Schedule is below:

Feb. 20
“Using Digital Media in Place of the Traditional Academic Paper,” a videoconference with Hisa Kuriyama of the Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard University.

Feb. 27
“Writing History in the Digital Age,” with Jack Dougherty, associate professor of educational studies, Trinity College.

March 6
“Teagle Grant and Expository Writing at Wesleyan”

March 27
“IRB Standards, Practices, and Issues,” with Andrea Patalano, associate professor of psychology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior; Mary Alice Haddad, associate professor of government, East Asian studies and environmental studies; Laura Stark, assistant professor of Science in Society, assistant professor of sociology and environmental studies; and Lisa Sacks, coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs.

April 2
“Moodle 2.0”

April 10
“Reaccreditation,” with Rob Rosenthal, the John E. Andrus professor of sociology, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; Gil Skillman, chair and professor of economics; Ellen Nerenberg, chair and professor of romance languages and literatures; Karen Anderson, associate provost; Bill Holder, director of University Communications; and Charles Salas, director of strategic initiatives for the President’s Office.

April 16
Grant Writing Workshop, with Ruth Striegel, the Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences, professor of psychology.

April 24
“WesHub: Mapping Supply Chains and Local Pollution,” with Mary Alice Haddad, associate professor of government, East Asian studies and environmental studies; Bill Nelligan, director of environmental health, safety and sustainability; and Olga Bookas, purchasing manager.

April 30
Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, with Provost Rob Rosenthal and Paul Gagnon, internship and civic engagement coordinator for the Career Center.

May 8
Wesleyan Oral History Project

For more information, visit the A(T)R web site.

Fall A(T)Rs Offer Information on Digital Media, Grant Writing, Library Research Guides

A(T)Rs are held at noon in the Develin Room of Olin Library.

This fall, the Academic (Technology) Roundtable meetings will include talks on new library subject research guides, counseling and psychological services, tools to manage digital workflow, grant writing, course design and more.

The weekly A(T)R meetings aim to promote conversation, cooperation, and the sharing of information and resources among Wesleyan’s faculty and staff. The event is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Career Development, and is co-sponsored with Olin Library and Information Technology Services.

A(T)Rs are held at noon in the Develin Room of Olin Library, and a buffet lunch will be served. Sean McCann, director of the Center for Faculty Career Development, moderates the weekly meeting. All faculty and staff are welcome.

The Fall 2011 schedule, speakers and topics include:

Monday, Sept. 19
Counseling and Psychological Services, with Jennifer D’Andrea, director.

Monday, Oct. 3
New Library Subject Research Guides, with Pat Tully, University Librarian.

Tuesday, Oct. 4
The Registrar’s New On-line Major Completion Form, with Anna van der Burg, registrar, and Susan Krajewski, associate registrar.

Center for Prison Education Approved by Wesleyan Faculty


Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education was the topic of the March 21 Academic (Technology) Roundtable discussion held in Olin Library. On March 1, Wesleyan faculty formally approved the program to extend beyond its initial two-year pilot phase to become a long-term facet of the university. Over the next five years, the CPE will admit additional cohorts of incarcerated students at Cheshire Prison, as well as create a second college campus at York Prison for women in 2012.


Faculty, Staff Invited to Academic (Technology) Roundtables

Sean McCann, director of the Center for Faculty Career Development, moderates the weekly Academic (Technology) Roundtable.

The Center for Faculty Career Development welcomes Wesleyan faculty and staff to Academic (Technology) Roundtable meetings (also known campus-wide as A(T)R meetings), co-sponsored with Olin Library and Information Technology Services.

The weekly meetings aim to promote conversation, cooperation, and the sharing of information and resources among Wesleyan’s faculty and staff.

This spring, the luncheon topics include pedagogical uses of student-produced podcasts, dyslexia research, teaching evaluations and more.

A(T)Rs are held at noon in the Develin Room of Olin Library, and a buffet lunch will be served.

The schedule is below:

Thursday, Feb. 24; Ad Hoc Committee on “The Evaluation of Nontraditional Scholarship.”

Faculty Discuss Educational Expectations at Roundtable

Joe Siry, professor of art and art history, spoke at the Academic Technology Roundtable April 12 in Olin Library’s Devlin Room. The topic was “General Education Expectations in Division I: What should students who are not majoring in the arts and humanities get from their arts and humanities courses?” Siry teaches architecture classes and suggested that history be an expectation of Wesleyan students.