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The HWS Update

With social distancing protocols in place for in-person classes, Hobart and William Smith faculty and students are teaching and learning in unusual spaces, from Scandling Campus Center to Bristol Gym. But “when it comes down to it,” says Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz, who is teaching in the Barn, class meetings in these new

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

In her keynote presentation for the fall 2016 Faculty Development Series and its Opening Institute, Robbin Chapman, associate provost and academic director of diversity and inclusion at Wellesley College, will deliver a lecture exploring equity and student engagement. “The Faculty Opening Institutes have become a means for the faculty and staff to engage in conversations about