Connected Teaching Faculty Book Clubs, Keynotes, and More

Hi All! I’ve had the pleasure of several engaging conversations about Connected Teaching in the past few weeks and more are coming up soon (all virtual of course)! Earlier this month I visited with Dr. Lisa Moore’s RCT and Feminist Theories class at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. These students have been engaged with RCT all semester and asked terrific questions. Next I interviewed with Amanda Baumgartner, a student from Dr. Connie Gunderson’s RCT class in the College of St. Scholastica MSW program. This was a wonderful opportunity to take a deep dive with a graduate student studying RCT.

Next on the schedule, I’ll be visiting with two faculty book club groups at Lipscomb University in Nashville. They have been reading “Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education” and I am eager to see what has resonated and possible growth areas for the work. My work with the Lipscomb faculty will continue on May 11 when I present their spring faculty development keynote.

Also on the spring keynote schedule — I’ll offer the Simmons University Keynote on Excellence in Teaching on April 6.

If you are currently planning late spring, summer, or fall faculty development and are interested in a Connected Teaching keynote or faculty and/or GTA development in areas including any of the following — please complete the form on the speaking or faculty development pages of this website.

Workshop topics:

  • Helping Faculty Prepare for/Process Challenging Teaching Moments
  • Disappointment, Fatigue, & Failure: When Teaching Almost Breaks Your Heart
  • Time, Space, & Self-disclosure: Faculty Boundaries and Authenticity Amidst a Changing Higher Education Landscape

Sending good energy for the rest of the spring semester!