CFE Highlights


Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence on behalf of Julie Dorsey, Faculty in Residence

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation as we seek to create and sustain a culture of mentorship for women on our campus. Please share your thoughts over a cup of coffee or tea and help move the Women's Mentoring Network forward! It is important that we hear your voices.

There are many sessions to choose from for small group conversations. Sessions are offered at the times below. Space is limited to 8 per group.

Monday, November 5, 8:30-9:30am
Thursday, November 8, 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, November 14, 12:00-1:00pm
Friday, November 30, 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday, December 4, 12:00-1:00pm

Click here to register for your session.

We will hold more Coffee Conversations in early spring in case you are not able to attend this semester.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Please contact Julie Dorsey, Faculty in Residence, CFE, with any questions.

Contemplative Café Series: October 15 - December 3

How might refined attention bring about deepened concentration, insight, and awareness within our classrooms? Join the Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group for a discussion of pedagogical techniques for learning. The Contemplative Café series will be held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett.

Meditation and Wellness
Co-hosted with Dr. Mary Bentley, Health Promotion & Physical Education
When: Monday, October 15, 12:00-1:00pm

Mary Bentley will discuss how she uses meditation as one of the health behaviors that is a part of a project called “5 for 5” - experiencing 5 small, healthful behavior changes for 5 days each – in her class “Wellness: multicultural perspectives on Health and Healing”.


Listening Skills in Physical Therapy Education
Co-hosted with Dr. Greenberger, Department of Physical Therapy
When: Monday, November 12, 12:00-1:00pm

Dr. Greenberger will present methods she uses to help physical therapy students develop skills in effective listening. Through a combination of class discussions, small group work, and role-playing, students gain communication skills that can be used with patients and in personal relationships. The selected topics course she offers teaches students how to recognize and censor automatic, habitual, non-listening responses, and create a culture of trust and respect between individuals.


Mindfulness and Environmental Sentinals
Co-hosted with Tim Drake, Department of Environmental Studies
When: Monday, December 3, 12:00-1:00pm

Tim Drake will describe activities and routines that he uses in his Environmental Sentinals class to foster awareness and mindfulness of the present moment. Students begin simply by becoming aware of them selves, body, breathe and noticing what ever is already present within. He then guides them to shift the focus to the external world around and to experience the environment with all senses.

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence on behalf of Julia Lapp, Faculty in Residence.



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316 Gannett Center
(T) 607-274-3734
(F) 607-274-1732

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