Collegial Conversations

What are Collegial Conversations?

“Collegial Conversations” luncheons are an opportunity for faculty and staff who want to talk about teaching and learning to gather together informally during lunch and share views on related topics. We will provide a light lunch at each gathering. Conversation is from Noon to 1:00 pm.

How to Register

To register for any of the Collegial Conversations Luncheons please fill out the registration form by 1:00 pm the day before the conversation. Please Note: The registration form also includes Why I Love… Luncheons. Go to the Why I Love… page to find out more about them and read the descriptions.

Spring 2017 Luncheon Series

Handling Hot Topics

Steve Russell/ Kathleen Bartolini

Date: March 1, 2017
Location: Haverhill SC106

Discuss strategies for navigating difficult dialogue in the classroom with Steve Russell, Professor of History and Government and Kathleen Bartolini, Professor of Psychology and First Year Seminar. Learn some techniques for keeping students engaged in dialog with active listening skills. Invite your students to take on difficult issues in a neutral space that gives everyone a chance grapple with conflict in a problem solving approach.

Trigger Warnings

Brianne McDonough/ Danny Malave

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: Lawrence L154

The debate on trigger warnings pits academic freedom against political correctness, but is that really the issue? Do faculty warn students of potentially hazardous content because they want to be politically correct or ethically responsible? Let’s talk

Mindfulness

Presented by: Karen Hruska

Date: April 19, 2017
Location: Lawrence L154

Mindfulness is an ancient practice originating in Buddhist philosophy. Meditation is now an evidence-based intervention employed by health and mental health professionals to help with symptom reduction, stress elimination, improved coping skills and an enhanced feeling of self-acceptance. You will learn some of the basic principles behind starting and maintain a meditation practice and have a chance to engage in some experiential mindfulness exercises.

Conference Share

Presented by: Trish Schade

Date: May 3, 2017
Location: Haverhill SC106

Have you attended a conference this semester? Please come and share some of the highlights with your colleagues.

More Information

Individuals requesting sign language interpreting, access requests or for luncheon information, contact pschade@necc.mass.edu or smcmanus@necc.mass.edu