In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps, Shanelle France ’11 reflects on her service in Lesotho and her journey to becoming a teacher. Even as a high school student, Shanelle France ’11 was interested in joining the Peace Corps. At Hobart and William Smith, she found a community dedicated to civic engagement,
Hobart and William Smith’ academic support program now spans 16 departments, with both in-person and remote sessions. Beyond the support of expert faculty and staff, HWS students rely on direct, ongoing academic assistance from their trained peers through the Teaching Fellows program. Coordinated by the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), the program has been
Susan Pliner, Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, is at the forefront of bringing Universal Design for Learning practices to HWS classrooms. In addition to instituting UDL practices at HWS, Pliner recently conducted a workshop for faculty from Skidmore, Union College and the College of St.
Students who work as Teaching Fellows for the Center of Teaching and Learning recently had the opportunity to sit down with alums who held the position as students to learn how they leveraged their experience as peer-facilitators to launch their careers as doctors, teachers and researchers. Participants included Dr. Travis Blum ’10, Katherine Campbell ’18,
The inaugural director of Cornell University’s Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research, Dr. Richard Kiely ’86 will lead a workshop with faculty and staff from several institutions about increasing collaboration on inter-campus partnerships, specifically focusing on global service-learning and global citizenship. Held at HWS on Monday, May 20, the workshop will emphasize the theories and
What do trombones, eSports, food deserts and Guatemalan teenagers have in common? They are just a few of the topics that were discussed at the 11th annual Senior Symposium on Friday, April 19. Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the day-long conference provided an opportunity for seniors to present their intellectual passions to the HWS
The Hobart and William Smith Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Writing Colleagues Program presented the seventh annual First Year Writing Prize in the Blackwell Room on April 5. After a rigorous nomination and application cycle, the ceremony honored 38 nominees and this year’s three winners – Sarim Karim ’22, Camille McGriff ’22 and
With the last week of classes fast approaching, students are excited to take part in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Writers’ Block Party on Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon to midnight. This annual event, which began in December of 2014, gives students the opportunity to workshop their writing assignments with faculty, staff and Writing Fellows.
A distinguished tradition in scholarship, the HWS Senior Symposium allows seniors to present their research to peers and faculty. The tenth annual Symposium will take place on Friday, April 20. Interested students are asked to submit abstracts and register by Wednesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. “It is exciting to hear students talk about their passions, share
Every year, the Senior Symposium creates an opportunity for students to showcase their hard work and research to the community. Continuing the tradition, the 2017 Symposium will include more than 130 students presenting their work on topics ranging from gender norms in classroom settings, to African and International area studies, biology, economic systems, and the