Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.
Conversation during the dean’s retreat surfaced tensions around implementing strategies for building an inclusive classroom, supporting productive team or group work and addressing oppressive behaviors. With the goal of helping you to gain a better understanding how you might shape your own pedagogical approach to build an inclusive classroom that fosters student learning and growth, Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe of the Center for Teaching and Learning will draw on Amherst-specific examples and the literature about inclusive and culturally responsive teaching to facilitate a discussion of these tensions. We want to hear what has worked for you, what others might try and where you are wanting to grow and need more support and ideas.
The Amherst College Education Studies Initiative welcomes Sam Abrams, director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, as the second speaker of our 2018–2019 interdisciplinary series.
In this lecture, Abrams will address the contemporary debate about vouchers, charter schools, tuition tax credits and how we got here. With particular attention to the case for vouchers made by Milton Friedman from 1955 to 2000, Abrams will trace the development of an idea, its modifications by Friedman's allies and opponents, and its impact in Chile and Sweden as well as the United States.
Outside of his directorship at the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Dr. Abrams is the author of Education and the Commercial Mindset (Harvard University Press, 2016). He was previously a high school teacher for 18 years. He grew up in nearby Holyoke, Mass., and earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia. In addition to privatization, his areas of interest include curriculum design and comparative education. For his advancement of the understanding of Finnish education in the United States, the Finnish government made Abrams a Knight, First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland, in 2014.
Columbia Law School is renowned for the intellectual rigor of its curriculum and the groundbreaking scholarship of its faculty. Drawing strength from the vast interdisciplinary resources of its distinguished research university — and the global stage of New York City — Columbia students complete their legal training ready to engage the world’s most challenging issues across borders, jurisdictions, subject matters, sectors and industries.
In addition to giving attendees a deeper glimpse at Columbia's own programs, presenters will provide a deeper understanding in this session of experiential learning in law school. From clinic to summer internship/associate positions to moot court and more — attendees will learn about what these outside-the-classroom offerings tend to involve and entail, no matter which law school you choose to apply to.
According to a study conducted by IES Abroad, “More than 75% of study abroad alumni say that their experience helped them develop communication skills, self-confidence, adaptability and cultural understanding. Furthermore, half of study abroad alumni say that studying abroad helped them to get their first job after college.” In this 2-part series, we’ll show you how to incorporate the skills you’ve learned abroad into your elevator pitch, resume, cover letters and interviews in order to stand out in an applicant pool. This event is ideal for students who have studied abroad, but open to prospective study abroad students, as well.
Part 1 on Monday, Oct. 1: Networking and Your Elevator Pitch – Led by Susan Daniels, Public Speaking Associate in the Writing Center
Part 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 3: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews – Led by Laura Litwiller, Associate Director for Career Advising in the Loeb Center
*Both sessions will take place in Barrett Hall, Room 105 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the first ten students to attend each workshop will receive a LimeRed gift card.