Center for Engaged Pedagogy

Generating Generative AI Syllabus Statements

The CEP invites you to a session on Generative AI Syllabus Statements on June 6, 12-1:30pm. In this session, we will consider the benefits and pitfalls of various AI policies for our classrooms by looking at examples and generating our own. We invite instructors to think through the challenges and opportunities presented by Generative AI and to be intentional about their approaches to these products/tools in the upcoming semester. All instructors welcome! 


Alternative Approaches to Feedback & Assignment Structure: Small Steps to Promote Equity & Ease the Burden of Grading

A growing body of evidence shows that traditional grading encourages competition among students at the expense of deeper engagement with the process of learning. In such a grading culture, it is not surprising that students might value their final grade as the key measure of their achievement or worth. At the same time, completely overhauling our grading practices in favor of experimental forms (e.g., Ungrading, Specifications Grading, Labor-Based or Contract Grading) can be overwhelming. This workshop, co-facilitated by Francesca Ochoa (First-Year Writing), Jonelle White (Chemistry) and Melissa Wright (CEP), will engage faculty in reflection and discussion on their current approaches to grading and feedback, and will explore smaller changes they can make to value engagement, promote equity, and ease the burden of grading in future semesters.


Trauma, Repetition, and Repair 2023

Join the CEP on Wednesday May 24, 2023 from 1-3pm in Milstein LL001 for an interactive workshop on how instructors can better understand the ways that students may be both limited and strengthened by the traumatic experiences they bring with them to school. Drawing from the neuroscience of both trauma and mindfulness, this workshop will also offer strategies for employing relational classroom practices, framing readings, designing assignments, and responding to and assessing student writing. Participants will be invited to engage in mindfulness exercises and reflexive writing throughout the workshop.


At the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, we believe that teaching and learning is a transformative process. Both students and teachers engage in meaningful teaching and learning practices that foster mutual growth and facilitate the collaborative cultivation of knowledge. We are committed to supporting and striving towards inclusive and innovative pedagogical practices that acknowledge diverse ways of knowing, forms of expertise, and academic pathways.


5th Annual Barnard Bold Conference on March 31st, 2023

Save the date for the 5th annual Barnard Bold Conference, first created in 2018 by Barnard alum Shreya Sunderram BC ‘19. There will be multiple sessions that engage with specific topics related to teaching and learning. In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Bold Conference, this year’s Bold Conference will feature a special conversation with Shreya Sunderram BC ‘19 and Barnard Faculty Thea Abu El-Ha & María Rivera Maulucci at 4:30pm. Registration and conference program coming soon!