Faculty Development

Reacting to the Past: Faculty Learning Community (Part 1 of 6)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Whitsett Room (SH 451)

Under the guise of a historical, performative game, Reacting to the Past is a form of active pedagogy that teaches students critical thinking and soft skills such as empathy, ethics, speech, and spontaneous thinking. Reacting to the Past teaches students to think “historically” and imagine themselves as a different sort of person while in the game, which is the deepest form of relationality and creative subversion.

Those who join the RTTP FLC (spring and fall 2020) will receive:
•    a $1,000 stipend and desk copies of Mark Carnes' Minds on Fire
•    RTTP learning-centered teaching practices 
•    positive peer support and a collegial community to implement innovation 


In Spring 2020, we will meet on the following six Wednesdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm (Fall 2020 dates TBD).  A year-long commitment is critical because the spring semester will involve learning, discussing, and planning and the fall semester will involve the implementation of an innovation as well as refinement and assessment.

  • January 29th (SH 451)
  • February 26th (SH 451)
  • March 11th (SH 451)
  • March 25th (SH 451)
  • April 15th (SH 451)
  • April 29th (SH 451)

Apply to join the Reacting to the Past FLC and receive a stipend, as well as a year filled with fun, community, coffee & food to take your teaching to the next level. 

 Deadline to apply: December 28th