Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning!
We offer many kinds of support and enrichment to students: the Teaching Fellows can support your work in courses in 12 departments; the Quantitative Reasoning—or “Q”—Fellows can help you with mathematical processes in any course; the Writing Fellows will help you with all stages of your writing assignments; and the Study Mentors can help you with time management and study skills. Finally, we invite all seniors to share their academic passions at the annual Senior Symposium.
For Faculty, we offer a wide array of enrichment and support opportunities, from Faculty Learning Communities to one-on-one consultations.
For more information about these and other programs, please follow the links on the left.
Center for Teaching and Learning News
Eighth Annual Senior Symposium
Encapsulating a wide range of disciplines, the eighth annual Senior Symposium will bring together HWS seniors and MAT candidates to share their diverse academic experiences with the HWS and Geneva communities. This year, 137 students will present on topics ranging from LGBT rights in Latvia, carbon dioxide levels in California, Islamic banking and the philosophy of Punk, among many others.
Writing Prize Winners
Hobart and William Smith recognized the winners of the fourth annual First-Year Writing Prize on Friday, April 1.
Sponsored by the Writing Colleague Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the First Year Writing Prize celebrates outstanding student writing completed each fall semester. Faculty members from across the curriculum nominate essays in a range of genres, from analysis and res...
CTL Hosts Second Writer's Block Party
With finals just around the corner, the Center and Teaching for Learning (CTL) will be hosting their second "Writer's Block Party" on Sunday, April 26 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Sanford and Geneva Rooms in the library.
The marathon writing session and study party will provide students with workspace, company, and one-on-one writing support from faculty, staff, writing fellows and teaching fello...
Senior Symposium 2015 on Friday
Each year, the Senior Symposium gives senior HWS students and MAT candidates the opportunity to take academics outside of the classroom and share their individual academic experiences and passions. This year marks the seventh annual Symposium, and a record-breaking year for participation with 147 students scheduled to give presentations on topics ranging from Post-Global Financial Crisis Adaptati...
Begg '15 to Present on National Writing Project
This March, Chelsea Begg '15 will present her research, "Inside the National Writing Project: The Philosophy of Teaching Learning" at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Tampa, Fla. The Conference on College Composition and Communication supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication.
Begg's research builds on her experienc...
All-Night Writer's Block Party
In the Warren Hunting Smith Library, dozens of students recently had a marathon writing session in the Geneva and Sanford rooms for the end-of-the-semester Writer's Block Party, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
The event, held from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning, offered workspace, company and support from writing faculty and staff, as well as Wr...
Writer's Block Party
As the last week of classes approaches, the Center for Teaching and Learning will host a Writer's Block Party from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning in the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
Held in the Geneva and Sanford Rooms, the marathon writing session will offer workspace, company, and support from writing faculty, staff, and Writing and Teaching Fellows. Snacks and co...
HWS, SLU to Co-Teach Blended Course
Amy Forbes, associate director of the Centennial Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Education Jim MaKinster have been awarded a New York Six Blending Learning Project grant to offer an educational leadership course simultaneously at Hobart and William Smith and St. Lawrence University using video conferencing technology and online collaboration tools. The course, which will be taug...
Senior Symposium 2014 on April 18
With 139 students scheduled to showcase their research that ranges from experiential education and health issues to the digital age and the environment, the Colleges' sixth annual Senior Symposium is having a record-breaking year for participation and engagement.
Putting students in the spotlight, the day-long conference, which will be held on Friday, April 18, gives them the platform to share th...
Community Supports Budding Writers
When Nikki Kersbergen, an English teacher with Geneva High School, found out she and colleagues could create new electives for students who pass the English Regents, she saw it as an "awesome opportunity," but quickly realized there was a significant obstacle. The school did not have enough money to purchase materials to support the electives. Kersbergen turned to DonorsChoose.org to request fund...