Thursday Classroom Tales

Thursday Classroom Tales promotes informal conversations about learning, teaching, and curricular development at Willamette University. It brings together colleagues every second Thursday at 4:15 to talk about challenges and successes and to consider new approaches and understandings.

Every semester we commit at least one meeting to an aspect each of general education, of high-impact pedagogies, of technology, of learning differences, and of inclusive pedagogy. However, we welcome requests for presentations and chats, which we will add to the schedule.

Fall 2016

September 8
Reacting to the Past, Collins 407
  • Thaddeus Russell – Interdisciplinary Studies
September 22
No Tale today
  • Please plan to attend the 29 September workshop (below) 
September 29
Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring, 4:00 p.m. in Cat Dining Rooms 1 & 2
  • Becky Wai-Ling Packard – Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College
October 6
Transparent Teaching, Collins 407
October 20
Using Digication Portfolios in Student Research Projects, Collins 407
  • Cheryl Cramer – User Services, WITS
  • Rebecca Dobkins – Anthropology 


November 3
Retention, Critical Thinking, and Social Change: Strategies for Engaging Issues of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Curriculum, Collins 407
  • Maegan Parker Brooks – Civic Communication and Media
  • Emily Drew – Sociology
November 17
Writing (assignments) for College and Beyond, Collins 407
  • Gretchen Moon – Student Success

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