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 eleven 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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Registration Open for Senior Symposium

What do hydrofracking, children's literature, community development and public health have in common? All these and more can be on the schedule for this year's Senior Symposium, which will be held Friday, April 18. Now in its sixth year, the day-long conference gives students the opportunity to showcase their intellectual interests to members of the HWS and Geneva communities. "I think that the S...
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Test that Stress

In anticipation of finals, Resident Assistants and Teaching Fellows/Study Mentors will provide academic assistance and a variety of de-stressing services to students, in the lounge on the first floor of Rees Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. From tutoring to time-management and study tips to study supplies and snacks, these services are designed to help first-years navigate the first fi...
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Living out of a Suitcase

If you had to pack your life into a single suitcase, what you would you bring? With "The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic" (2008), authors Darby Penney and Peter Stastny, along with photographer Lisa Rinzler, brought to light a stark narrative of 20th century psychiatric care and gave voice to the stories of 10 people committed to the Willard State Hospital, as told t...
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CTL Q Program Underway

Jeffrey Rizza '16 and Alison Ware '16 have been named as the first Quantitative Reasoning and Symbolic Logic Fellows for the new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) program. The Q Fellows will work closely with their peers, helping with mathematic concepts across disciplines from psychology to economics to physics and environmental science, the fellows hope to assist those who may need a revie...
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Center for Teaching and Learning
Rosensweig Learning Commons, Library
Phone: (315) 781-3351
Fax: (315) 781-3862
Email: ctl@hws.edu

Upcoming Events

Senior Symposium
April 17, 2015