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Faculty Workshops & Seminars

Before the pandemic, the CLA hosted three-day faculty workshops (May Seminars) to look closely at the goals of COLL 100/150, share work, and brainstorm ideas and innovations together. Faculty teaching COLL 100 & COLL 150 have access to many resources on Blackboard.

In 2020-21, with those faculty workshops paused, and with our new reality offering up new challenges and opportunities, the Center for the Liberal Arts invites COLL 100/150 faculty to share tips and ideas in a new way. Stay tuned for email invitations to  Zoom interactions about these critical courses. Join the discussion!

Other Workshop opportunities will include topics around COLL 300 and COLL 350.  We will advertise these events via email.  Our typical Faculty Workshop proposal process, noted below, will return for the 2021-22 academic year.

About Faculty Workshops

Individual and group proposals are welcome. One faculty member should be designated as the seminar leader. This person will take responsibility for working with the CLA staff on scheduling and submitting a brief final report with the CLA on the outcomes of the seminar.

We are open to a variety of seminar models. Some examples include:

  • Day-long intensive discussions on new COLL course ideas.
  • Short workshops or seminars where faculty who have taught COLL courses share experiences.
  • Workshops where faculty who have taught non-written communication skills -- not necessarily as COLL 100 -- share their experience and expertise with interested faculty.
  • Full-week seminars where faculty aim to develop course syllabi for future COLL courses.

Requests for support to purchase materials that support the work of the seminar (e.g., books or videos) will also be considered. 

Please submit your 1-page proposals with budget to Sharon Morris (stmorris@wm.edu).