Fall 2019 Spotlight Series
The goal of Gettysburg College’s Professional Development Committee is to organize and sponsor a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the academic year for faculty and staff. The programming for the 2019-20 academic year is specifically connected to the College’s mission of advancing and sustaining an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness on campus.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Science Center 153
A common late night activity among aspiring medical students in the 19th century, was “grave robbing” or “body snatching.” This was a secret removal of corpses from burial sites for the purpose of learning human anatomy through dissection. While the human body still serves as a tremendous textbook, our means of accessing bodies have drastically evolved. During this program, you’ll learn how to dissect a human body through using just the tips of your fingers. - Emily Besecker, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Josef Brandauer, Associate Professor of Health Sciences.
Please RSVP to Christine Clabaugh (email@example.com) by September 23th. Space is limited to a maximum of 16 people and on a first come, first served basis.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in downtown Gettysburg, PA
Every year thousands of people visit Gettysburg to learn about the Civil War battle and how it shaped American history. However, visitors seldom hear the story from the viewpoint of local people of color whose lives were irrevocably altered by those events. On this tour, you will hear echoes of the past in the voices of Gettysburg’s African-American citizens and others who struggled to free themselves from the centuries of bondage and rise to position of common equality.
Space is limited to 20 people and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to Christine Clabaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Plan to meet at the fountain at 10:45am to walk to meet Deb for the tour.
8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Washington, DC
The Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer another museum tour during the fall semester to faculty and staff. Transportation will be available to and from the museum (leaving campus at 8:45am, returning around 5:30pm). Lunch will be on your own at the museum.
The museum tour request form must be completed to reserve your spot on the bus. Please complete the form and return it to the Human Resources Office.
Employees should receive approval from their supervisor prior to reserving their spot. Space is limited. Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Specific details about the pick-up location will be provided a few days before trip. This event is sponsored by the Administrative Advisory Council.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Majestic Theater
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the historic Majestic Theater.
Plan to meet at the fountain at 10:45am to walk to the theater as a group.
Please email Christine Clabaugh (email@example.com) to let her know of your interest to attend.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Penn Hall, Lyceum
Why should you chill your cocktail glass? Does the type of ice you use affect the quality of your drink? How does sous vide work? These and more questions will be answered as you learn the science behind food, drink, and cooking. Physics Professor Kurt Andresen will introduce you to some basic physics and chemistry through some of his favorite hobbies: cooking and cocktails. Live demonstrations and only a little math will lead to greater understanding of food preparation and maybe even better cooking! - Kurt Andresen, Associate Professor of Physics
Please RSVP to Christine Clabaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1.
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in Schmucker 214
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), Duke Ellington (1899-1974), and Miles Davis (1926-1991) are arguably three of most important figures in 20th century American music. During our time together, we will learn about each musician’s early years, their development as creative leaders in the field of jazz, and their immense societal influence by listening to recordings as well as viewing vintage video clips. - John (Buzz) Jones, Professor of Music Emeritus, Gettysburg College
Please RSVP to Christine Clabaugh (email@example.com) by December 3.
Space is limited to 20 attendees.
The Professional Development Committee Purpose
The Professional Development Committee works to connect professional development opportunities cross-divisionally at Gettysburg College. In addition to sharing ideas and information, this committee will attempt to compile and make available a campus-wide inventory of on-campus professional development resources. This informal, information-sharing group will have representation from each division as well as the Administrative Advisory Council and the Support Staff Council.
- Jen Lucas
- Regina Campo
- Susan Fumagalli Mahoney
- Monique Gore
- Billy Ferrell
- Steph Sanders
- Natalie Hinton
- Mike Bishop
- Jeanne Arnold
- Betsy Bein
- Christine Clabaugh – staff support
- Niamate Leeper – HR Representative
- Amanda Whitcomb – SSC Representative
Trans in the Classroom – Gretchen Natter
- Explore strategies to create inclusive classroom environments for trans individuals. Includes introduction to trans-inclusive language, pronoun use and follow-up resources.
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Departmental Policies and Practices – Gretchen Natter
- Explore strategies to work as a department to enact inclusive practices and policies. Includes overview of College policies and examples of practices. Follow-up resources and discussion questions provided.
Unconscious bias - Darrien and Natalie
- Darrien Davenport, Executive Director of Multicultural Engagement, and Natalie Hinton, Director of User Services, Musselman Library will facilitate discussions around unconscious bias. Short videos showing how biases influence our behavior in recruiting and hiring are provided as examples. The good news is that enhanced awareness can create an inclusive culture that identifies and helps eliminate these hidden biases
Bias/Bystander Intervention – Jen Lucas and Ron Wiafe
- The Recognizing Bias and Bias Intervention presentation was created to increase awareness of bias incidents at Gettysburg College. The presentation uses an interactive format to inform the audience about bias conduct and provide strategies for responding to bias behaviors. Individuals who participate in the presentation will learn the following:
- The definition of a bias behavior.
- The types of bias incidents that occur in the national context and at Gettysburg College.
- Some tools to respond to a bias incident as a victim or a bystander.
CARE - What is it and why do we have it? – Keira Kant
- CARE is an administrative team designed to identify and support students’ health, safety, and well-being. Our goal is early intervention for students of concern. The team is made of key representatives from across campus and meets every other Wednesday during the school year. By representing different areas across campus, we hope to “connect the dots” regarding students who may be in need. We receive information about student of concern in a variety of formats (email, phone, direct referral, community concern form), but most information comes through the CARE or community concern form, which is a link for anyone on campus to submit information about anyone else for whom they may have concerns.”
“The Neurodiversity Movement” – Jen Cole
- “Neurodiversity” is a buzzword that has captured a lot of attention in the past year. What does it mean, exactly? Jennifer Cole, Associate Dean of Academic Advising, will present on the Neurodiversity movement and ways that individuals and offices on campus can be more inclusive of this aspect of diversity in our community.
“Let’s Explore the Disability Experience” - Cindy Wright
- Human diversity cannot be adequately understood until we explore the cultural and institutional barriers in place within our society. We all have desires for nurturing, belonging and a sense of community. Let’s start shattering myths of disability and awaken new appreciation for the human experience.
“Thriving While First Gen” – Shantanique Johnson
- A brief Insight on the first- generation barriers, the importance of high impact practices, and how to get first-generation students to graduation.
Sexual Assault Awareness Work –Amanda Blaugher
- Sexual Assault on College campuses continue to be a headline in our news almost on a daily basis. But what is being done to prevent sexual assault from continuing to affect our student? Amanda Blaugher, Title IX Director, will present on Sexual Assault on College campuses, what is happening here at Gettysburg College and what Gettysburg College is doing to raise awareness around sexual assault.
Assistive Technology – Steph Sanders and Rod Tosten
- Are you interested in learning more about assistive technology that is available on campus from tech gadgets to ways of checking documents for accessibility? Want to go to the moon through a virtual reality system? Rod Tosten and Steph Sanders would be glad to share information about these technologies and more that are available within IT and at the Innovation & Creativity Lab.