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.”

Monday, Feb. 28: “Mellon/Duke Grants and the Center for the Arts,” with CFA Director Pam Tatge.

Monday, March 21: “Making Excellence Inclusive,” with Sonia Manjon, vice president for institutional partnerships and chief diversity officer.

Thursday, March 31: “Using a Department Website to Help Students with Research Projects”

Monday, April 4: “New Research on Dyslexia,” with Sally Shaywitz, M.D., and Bennett Shaywitz, M. D., of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.

Monday, April 18: “The iPad Project.”

Thursday, April 28: “Student Life at Wesleyan,” with Rob Rosenthal, the John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Karen Anderson, associate provost; and Mike Whaley, vice president for student affairs.

Monday, May 2: “The Pedagogical Uses of Student-Produced Podcasts.”

To recommend a program, please contact Sean McCann.