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Faculty Development Events

faculty and students

Faculty lectures and the Wednesday lunch series provide instructional staff with opportunities to share in conversations about their own and their colleagues' work. Faculty who have received college funding for a second semester of leave must present their work at either a Wednesday lunch or a faculty lecture in the year of their return. The Associate Dean of the Faculty for Academic Programs coordinates both the faculty lectures and the Wednesday lunch series for instructional staff.

Events Open to the Public

Faculty Lectures

Faculty lectures provide an opportunity for faculty to present recent or ongoing research to the Swarthmore Community. All lectures begin at 4:30 pm and will be held in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall.

Second Tuesday Café Series

The Aydelotte Foundation plans to return to hosting the series in 2022-23.  See the Aydelotte Foundation for updates.

Events Open to Faculty

For singular events, please consult the College calendar.

Wednesday Faculty Lunch Series

Every week, faculty are invited to gather for lunch as a member of the academic community presents a short and informal talk based on current research, teaching or institutional initiatives.  Social lunch begins at noon. Presentations start at 12:30. For more information please contact the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Academic Programs.

Faculty Study Hall 

Every Monday during the Fall 2022 semester from 10:00am-12:30pm, the McCabe Library LibLab (McCabe 104) will host a quiet work and writing time for all faculty, across ranks and divisions.  Snacks and coffee/beverages is provided.

Monday New Faculty Lunches 

Every other Monday during the semester, first year faculty are invited to a lunch series that continues orientation to the college and introduces faculty to academic and institutional topics and resources.  This is a chance to meet with your cohort and get to know key members of the academic community.  For more information, please contact the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention.