Oct. 7 program

Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions

Event Date: October 07, 2016 – 9 a.m.

Location: McCormack Hall, 3rd floor, Ryan Lounge

This one-day workshop will introduce graduate students and post-docs to faculty careers at teaching-intensive institutions. Many faculty enjoy rewarding careers at colleges and universities that primarily emphasize teaching, including liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and regional comprehensive universities. This event will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to learn from and network with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region. They will be available to review and offer advice on CVs and cover letters, so bring yours along. In addition, sessions are scheduled on a variety of topics pertinent to careers in Teaching-Intensive institutions. Space is limited and registration is required.


Please note that UMass Boston has a lot of ongoing construction. This handy website has all the information for Getting Here

We will have a greeter at the Campus Center along with signs to direct people to the Ryan Lounge in McCormack Hall. However, here are the directions as well: Once on campus, enter the Campus Center and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Follow the hallway that leads to the “catwalk” to McCormack Hall. One in McCormack Hall, take the stairs or the elevator to the 3rd floor. Proceed to the rear of the building and the Ryan Lounge is located at the end of the hall.

9:00 AM Coffee and Registration 

9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks 

Judith Goleman, Professor of English, and Director of the Office for Faculty Development, UMass Boston

Zong-Guo Xia, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies 

Carlos Santiago, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education

9:45 AM What Does a Career at a Teaching-Intensive Institution Look Like?

Moderator: Paula Krebs

Panelists: Jim Lang, Assumption College, author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning; Barbara McCarthy, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Massasoit CC; Jenny Shanahan, Director of Undergraduate Research, Bridgewater State; Ramon Torrecilha, President, Westfield State University

11:00 AM Session 1

Teaching and Doing Science at a TII – Michael Bankson, Massasoit CC; Martina Arndt, Bridgewater State

Inclusive Teaching Practice – Ping-Ann Addo, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of Center for Innovative Teaching, UMass Boston; Patricia Kreuger-Henney, Leadership in Education, UMass Boston

Making the Most of Faculty Mentoring – David O’Malley, Bridgewater State; Katy Covino, Fitchburg State

The Role of Student Advising at a TII – Peter Oehlkers, Salem State; Alicia D’Oyley, Bridgewater State

Working with English Language Learners – Vivian Zamel, Director of ESL and Freshman English (and past director of the Center for Innovative Teaching), UMass Boston

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Session 2

First-Generation College Students – Leo Hwang, Greenfield CC; Colby King, Bridgewater State

Creating Learning Communities at TIIs – Arlene Vallie, Bunker Hill CC

Teaching and Learning Support at a TII – Paul Kasili, Bunker Hill CC; Roben Torosyan, Bridgewater State

Student Engagement at TIIs – Kisha Tracy, Fitchburg State

2:00 PM Session 3

The Job search in Arts and Humanities – Leo Hwang, Greenfield CC; Ben Railton, Fitchburg State 

The Job Search in Social Sciences – Randi Kim, Rhode Island College

The Job Search in STEM – Kristen Porter-Utley, Bridgewater State; Breea Govenar, Rhode Island College

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit http://www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.


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