Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning Events

Feb
28

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: STAFF EDUCATORS

Join this community of practice to share effective practices and brainstorm common challenges with other staff educator colleagues. Go through the line in Commons and charge CITL for your lunch. We are working to break down silos and share tips about what works in our various roles.

Feb
29

Accessibility Isn’t Scary (it’s LOVE) Lunch & Learn Workshop

Postponed from last semester,
Accessibility Isn’t Scary (it’s LOVE) will tackle misconceptions about accessibility and accommodations in our learning spaces AND reimagine them as wonderful, exciting, and natural parts of all educational spaces. Share, discuss, and problematize with Wells Castonguay (CITL), Anita Charles (Education Dept.), and Carson Dockum (Accessible Education) as we consider “accessibility” as a mindset that we can try on and hone.
Go through the Commons line (charge CITL).

Mar
1

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: NEW FACULTY

Join this community of practice for any new faculty member (teaching at Bates less than three years). Go through the Commons lunch line (charge CITL) and then come upstairs to join ongoing supportive conversation.

Mar
6

Say Yes to the Text: Exploring the Open Textbook Landscape

Textbook affordability is a perennial concern for our students and one that we as educators have the power to address. Join CITL and Ladd Library in exploring the open textbook landscape, as we (a) review college costs, textbook market trends, and the impact these have on our students; (b) learn about Open Educational Resources (OER) and where to find materials that suit your courses; and (c) work with Research Liaisons to search for open materials. Come with a course in mind and your laptop/tablet AND leave with a new open textbook you can read, review, or adopt for your course.

Mar
7

Reading Group: AI Generative Tech (2/13, 3/7 and 4/3)

Topic for March: “Designing Assignments and Class Activities with Generative AI”

Join colleagues across Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin for a 3-session reading group. Each month, a brief article, video, or website will be shared ahead of the session. Then during the session, we will discuss generative technology and its impact and potential in our learning spaces. These sessions will be facilitated over Zoom by all three colleges’ teaching centers.

Mar
14

Community of Practice: FYS Instructors

Join this community of practice for those on the books to teach a FYS course, specifically Fall 2024 instructors. Snacks and drinks provided.

Mar
27

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: STAFF EDUCATORS

Join this community of practice to share effective practices and brainstorm common challenges with other staff educator colleagues. Go through the line in Commons and charge CITL for your lunch. We are working to break down silos and share tips about what works in our various roles.

Apr
3

Reading Group: AI Generative Tech (2/13, 3/7 and 4/3)

April’s topic: “Emergent Topics in Generative AI and Education”

Join colleagues across Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin for a 3-session reading group. Each month, a brief article, video, or website will be shared ahead of the session. Then during the session, we will discuss generative technology and its impact and potential in our learning spaces. These sessions will be facilitated over Zoom by all three colleges’ teaching centers.

Apr
5

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: NEW FACULTY

Join this community of practice for any new faculty member (teaching at Bates less than three years). Go through the Commons lunch line (charge CITL) and then come upstairs to join ongoing supportive conversation.

Apr
11

Community of Practice: FYS Instructors

Join this community of practice for those on the books to teach a FYS course, specifically Fall 2024 instructors. Snacks and drinks provided.