Pedagogy Circles are open to faculty, administrators, staff, and students at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. They are facilitated by TLI Student Consultants, aim to support cross-constituency dialogue, and offer a space for members of the community to explore how they are acting on and working toward anti-racism, diversity, inclusivity, and equity within and beyond classrooms.
The Pedagogy Circles replace the Open Pedagogy Conversations, which were started in the fall of 2014 at the request of a faculty member. As the name suggests, these were open discussions of any pedagogical issues that faculty and staff members wished to explore together. We discussed faculty-proposed topics such as: question-framing and discussion facilitation; developing effective assignments; organizing effective presentations that are useful not only for the presenter but for the entire class; communicating about and using office hours; and more.
inCirle painting by Lauren Lattimore, Bryn Mawr College Class of 2021