Drop-in lunches with Associate Deans

Dear Colleagues,

Last semester, the Associate Deans’ lunches explored issues related to labor and community commitments at the college level (writ large). This semester, we will cover a broad range of topics related to the work we do in the classroom, including: teaching cultures, grading and grade inflation, academic freedom in the classroom, and the role of creativity and innovation in our pedagogies. 

The Associate Deans’ lunches are held on Wednesdays at noon. They are occasions for faculty to get together and talk—across ranks, divisions, and disciplines—on topics of mutual interest.

We hope you will join us for one or more lunches this fall, which will be held at the Faculty House. Please charge your lunch to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Co-hosted by Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Equity Ngonidzashe Munemo and Associate Dean of Faculty Kashia Pieprzak. If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion, please contact one of us.

Fall 2018 Schedule & Topics

Sept. 19th: Open Topic

Oct. 3rd: Teaching Cultures at Williams

Oct. 24th: Pedagogical Innovation and Creative Work in the Classroom with Chris Goh, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Nov. 7th: Academic Freedom in the Classroom with Anita Levy, Academic Freedom Senior Officer at the AAUP

Nov. 28th:  Grading, Grade Inflation with Stacie Goddard, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College

Dec. 5th: Open Topic