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The HWS Update

The Writing Colleagues Program and Writing Fellows have selected three students to receive the newly established First-Year Writing Prize. Emily Fearey ’16, Kristin Ressel ’16 and Brian Schimmel ’16 recently were chosen from a pool of 18 student finalists, all nominated by a First-Year Seminar professor on the basis of exemplarily student writing in an

Across campus and across disciplines, a number of faculty members recently participated in a teaching observation pilot program designed to share insights about classroom instruction at the Colleges with junior faculty. Facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the trial initiative, which was called “Open Teaching Weeks,” was a non-evaluative opportunity for faculty

Five members of the Colleges’ faculty and staff recently joined scholars from across the country at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Las Vegas. The CCCC promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication. Assistant Director of the First-Year Seminar Program and Writing and Teaching/Learning Specialist for the Center

Some 1,800 years ago, the Roman Empire thrived in lands along the Mediterranean and across huge swathes of what is now modern-day Europe. After centuries of prosperity, the once mighty Empire headed into decline. But it left a lasting footprint – an impression that Assistant Professor of Classics James Capreedy says can be better understood

Tucked away in an apartment in Rome, Italy, Architectural Studies Teaching Fellow Andrew Guild ’13 spent countless hours around his dining room table surrounded by friends, fellow students, and even a little pizza. Everyone gathered for a single purpose-to sketch. It became a welcome ritual during the architectural studies major’s time abroad in the spring

Jillian McCarthy ’13 and the CTL staff have collaborated to launch a blog for HWS Teaching Fellows. In joining the blogosphere, the HWS Teaching Fellows program, which helps HWS students learn through an educational environment beyond one-on-one instruction, now offers a place online for Teaching Fellows to connect and engage. The blog, which is available

Susan M. Pliner Ed.D., associate dean for teaching, learning, and assessment, has co-edited a new book titled, “Teaching, Learning and Intersecting Identities in Higher Education,” which was recently released in paperback by Peter Lang Publishing. A collection of essays, “Teaching, Learning and Intersecting Identities in Higher Education” offers pedagogical strategies and methods for classroom practice

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides a variety of programs and resources both to promote the love of learning and encourage student engagement, and this past semester was no different. In an effort to enhance writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines, CTL writing fellows embarked on a research project to create

Students of HWS don’t often begin the writing process by creating comic books, but that’s exactly how they proceeded in preparing assignments for a major grant-funded project conducted in two writing and rhetoric courses this past semester. Led by assistant professors of writing and rhetoric, Hannah Dickinson and Margaret Werner, two fall classes participated in