Our Thursday, April 7th Deans’ Seminar convening featured colleagues from the Sprintensiveteam. Their FFI-funded curricular experiment takes advantage of block scheduling to drive inter-faculty and cross-curricular integration and collaboration in a feedback-rich learning community for students.
Reflections from each of four faculty members on the challenges and breakthroughs they had personally experienced Continue reading →
While each of these events has had its own unique character, one consistent theme that has emerged for me across them all is the role of the ‘soft’. Those elusive ‘you know it when you see it’ characteristics, sometimes perceived to be extra, ephemeral, ‘not our job’, even ‘weak’ attributes that — over and over — various groups have articulated to be at the core of something very, very important.
The Terrible Truth:
Interrogating Systems of Power and Privilege and Choosing to Act
Led by Mary Brydon-Miller, a trailblazer in experiential learning, transformative pedagogy, and action research, this workshop/master class will explore how to generate empathetic relationships that allow for constructive co-inquiry in social change processes and in our classrooms.
One of the world’s foremost action research scholar-practitioners – Hilary Bradbury – will offer a Master Class to interested Middlebury Institute (MIIS) faculty on December 8. You can learn more about Hilary on the Action Research Plus site and via her OHSU faculty profile.
Highlights reel from the December 4th, 2015 Deans’ Seminars event which brought faculty from across all degree programs into conversation with close peers, extended collegial circles and practitioner perspectives.