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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 Provost for Educational Programs coordinates both the faculty lectures and the Wednesday lunch series for instructional staff.

Events Open to the Public

Fall 2019 Faculty Lecture Calendar

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.

Date Faculty Lecture
October 3 Erin Bronchetti (Economics) Making Plans, Paying Attention, and Following Through: Some Economic Theory and Experimental Evidence
November 14                          Tristan Smith (Physics) From Precision to Tension: Cosmology at a Crossroads
December 5 Alan Baker (Philosophy) Mathematics-Free Worlds

 For more information, please contact Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Second Tuesday Café Series

The Aydelotte Foundation’s popular Second Tuesday lunchtime cafe series.  All faculty and staff are invited to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A.

Events Open to Faculty

For singular events, please consult the College calendar.

Faculty Study Hall [pdf]

Every Monday and Tuesday throughout the semester, faculty across all ranks are invited to mingle in a quiet work space with good food and coffee to work on their projects.  See link for times and places.

Monday New Faculty Lunches [pdf]

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.

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.