Ethic of Care: Relational Teaching and Learning

Friday, August 26, 2022, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Inn on Boltwood

The Provost's Retreat on Teaching and Learning offers an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues before the semester begins, explore pedagogical ideas, and celebrate our teaching and learning successes.

Relationships are at the center of joyful teaching and learning. This year's Provost's Retreat on Teaching and Learning helped us think through how we align our pedagogical work with the most effective and sustainable strategies for fostering meaningful relationships - with ourselves, our colleagues, and our students.

Mays Imad and Peter Felten interacting

  • How do we attend to the cognitive, social, and affective dimensions of this work?
  • How do we facilitate positive, productive relationships among students in the class?
  • How do these strategies align with our own goals for teaching?

Provost’s Retreat Recordings

Click the titles below to watch the videos. Amherst login is required.

Catherine Epstein speaking at podium
Keynote session: Relationship with Ourselves
  • Mays Imad, Keynote Speaker
Keynote Session: Relationships in Teaching and Learning
  • Peter Felten, Keynote Speaker
Alumni Panel
Alumni panelist and facilitator seated at long table
  • Facilitator: Missy Roser, Frost Library Head of Research and Instruction
  • Alumni: Amir Denzel Hall '17, Mikayla Gordon Wexler '19, Olusade Gabrielle Green '20, Rachel Chaffin '20, and Ryan McRae Arnold '15
Keynote session: Closing
  • Mays Imad and Peter Felten, Keynote Speakers


Photography by GG Photography, LLC


Keynote Speakers' and Alumni Panelists' Profiles

Keynote Speakers: Mays Imad and Peter Felton

Alumni Panelists: Amir Denzel Hall '17, Mikayla Gordon Wexler '19, Olusade Gabriella Green '20, Rachel Chaffin '20, and Ryan McRae Arnold '15


Amherst College students and faculty

Schedule for the Day

8:30 - 9:00 am   Breakfast

9:00 - 11:45   Welcome and Keynote Working Sessions

11:45 - 12:30   Lunch

12:30 - 1:45     Alumni Panel

1:45 - 3:30     Keynote Working Session

3:30 - 4:30 pm   Reception