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2014-15 Teaching and Learning Workshop for
Pre-Tenure Religion Faculty at Colleges and Universities

July 21-26, 2014 - First Summer Session at Wabash College
January 15-18, 2015 - Winter Session at Mustang Island
June 22-27, 2015 - Second Summer Session at Wabash College

Leadership Team
Richard Ascough, School of Religion at Queen's University
Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones, Wofford College
Nami Kim, Spelman College
Carolyn Jones Medine, University of Georgia
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center

Meghan Clark, St. John's University (Queens)
Spencer Dew, Centenary College Of Louisiana
Shannon Dunn, Gonzaga University
Caleb Elfenbein, Grinnell College
Jenna Gray-Hildenbrand, Middle Tennessee State University
Rhiannon Graybill, Rhodes College
Erik Hammerstrom, Pacific Lutheran University
Leah Kalmanson, Drake University
Beatrice Lawrence, Seattle University
Lerone Martin, Washington University
Meredith Minister, Shenandoah University
Nanette Spina, University of Georgia
SherAli Tareen, Franklin & Marshall College
Joseph Tucker Edmonds, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

This workshop will gather 14 faculty in their first years of teaching for a week in two successive summers and a weekend winter retreat in a warm location. The purpose of the workshop is to create a community of committed and skilled teachers to explore teaching and learning topics, such as:

  • Strategies for effective teaching
  • Course design, assignments, and assessment
  • Teaching in one's institutional context
  • Dealing with religious, social, ethnic, racial, and learning diversities in the classroom
  • Balancing the competing demands of teaching, scholarship, service, and personal life
  • Issues of tenure preparation

The workshop balances plenary sessions with small group discussions, individual and collaborative work, and structured and unstructured social time, and will introduce participants to the Wabash Center teaching resources.

Workshop Goals:

  • To create an environment for collaboration and conversation around teaching and learning
  • To explore how teaching maps onto institutional context and intersects with institutional dynamics
  • To develop reflective, intentional, and sustainable practices that negotiate the relationship between teaching and research, and engage the broader roles of institutional citizens and public intellectuals
  • To provide opportunity for participants to develop teaching skills and to explore and share teaching resources, strategies, and elements of course design

Participants will receive a stipend of $3,400 for full participation in the three sessions, plus local expenses and travel. We are prevented from paying stipends to participants who are teaching in the U.S. under an H-1B visa.
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Workshop Summer Fellowship
All participants are eligible to apply for a $5,000 fellowship to advance their professional development as teaching scholars. These awards are for five weeks of dedicated work during summer 2015 (not including the week of the workshop.)
Read more about the Workshop Summer Fellowship Program

More Information
Thomas Pearson, Associate Director
Wabash Center
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Wabash Center 301 W. Wabash Avenue Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 wabashcenter@wabash.edu
(765)361-6047 phone (800) 655-7117 toll-free (765)361-6051 fax

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