Submitted by Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair, English & Interdisciplinary Studies

Storytelling offers us an opportunity to learn from others’ experiences and connect them to our own journeys. At this year’s retreat, faculty members from each discipline-area will be sharing vignettes about their journeys centered upon the retreat theme of “Relevant and Responsive Teaching across Disciplines” and providing the audience with an opportunity to reflect on a variety of topics. Interested in working on the craft of storytelling? The Moth Program from NPR provides coaching on how to integrate storytelling into lecture to illustrate concepts and engage students.

Announcing the 2019 Faculty Retreat Presenters:

Friday, March 15, 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

  • Art, Design, and Performing Arts: Kelly Taylor, Graphic Art Technology
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, & Information Technology: Dominique Svarc, Accounting
  • Engineering, Math, and Computer Science: Bill Clark, Math
  • Health Sciences: Joni Rothblum, Nursing
  • Liberal Arts, Language, and Communication: Stephanie Horton, English

Friday, March 15, 3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Manufacturing & Construction: Jose Vital, HVAC; Jennifer Bell, Adult Education; Maria Knuth, Adult Education
  • Physical & Life Sciences: Tong Cheng, Biology
  • Public Service: Tony Butler, Fire Science
  • Social Sciences: Mukila Maitha, Geography
  • Education: Emily Hill, Education

Saturday, March 16, 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

  • If I Were You… (Reflections of Underrepresented Population Experiences): DuBoi McCarty, Student Development
  • Addressing Bottlenecks for English Language Learners: Alina Pajtek, ESL/Linguistics; Kathleen Reynolds, ESL/Linguistics; Lin Cui, ESL/Linguistics

Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Discipline Area Presentations: All attendees

Learn more about the 2019 Harper College Faculty Retreat.

Questions? Please contact the Academy for Teaching Excellence at 847.925.6174,