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May 2019

Strategies for Inclusion • Presentation

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library – CTL

Luis Rivera (Rutgers) will share insights and expertise regarding inclusive practices in college teaching.

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Instructional Design Opportunities • Presentation

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Library – CTL

Sundi Richard (T&I) will outline how instructional designers can help faculty members with course design and development.

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Faculty Mindset & Student Success • Journal Club & Lunch

May 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall 210, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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A large-scale study published in 2019 found that all college students performed better when learning from STEM professors with growth mindsets, with strongest gains for students from underrepresented groups.

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June 2019

The James Webb Space Telescope • Physics Seminar

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dana 146

Dr. Gerardo Vazquez (Salisbury University) discusses the JWST, successor of the Hubble Space Telescope, its characteristics, instruments, main missions, dusty galaxies, and his research on active galaxies. 

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Inclusive Teaching in STEM • Journal Club & Lunch

June 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall 243, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Discuss the short and powerful article “Inclusive Teaching” by Dewsbury & Brame (2019) that recommends a framework for STEM instructors to support inclusion in their classrooms.

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Surviving as a Minority Scientist • Video + Pizza

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wall 281 NC United States + Google Map

Dr. Erich Jarvis (HHMI Investigator at Rockefeller University) shares his personal and professional journey as an underrepresented scientist in a majority world through an insightful one-hour seminar recording.  He raises important points for all scientists (minority and majority) to understand regarding how cultural experiences can influence the discoveries scientists make. Pizza provided for those who sign up by Tu 06.25 at this link. All are welcome, especially Davidson summer research students. An essay related to this talk is available at…

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July 2019

Flipping a STEM Class • Conversation & Lunch

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wall 243, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Erland Stevens (CHE) hosts a conversation discussing his experiences flipping his upper-level organic chemistry course. 

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White Fragility • FIRST Summer Book Discussion & Lunch

July 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall 243, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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FIRST Action Team students selected White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism as FIRST's summer reading for STEM faculty and staff members.

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August 2019

Inclusive Assignments • Workshop & Lunch

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Wall 210, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Lauren Stutts (HHV) leads a workshop to discuss strategies that include real-world applications and justice/equality topics within STEM assignments featuring Tim Gfroerer (PHY) and Dave Wessner (BIO). 

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Cultivating Curiosity •  Elon Teaching & Learning Conference

August 15 @ 6:20 am - 6:30 pm
Elon University

Join Davidson colleagues attending Elon University's annual, one-day teaching and learning conference.

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