A CAPS and CAFE Collaboration

Facilitator: Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton, Dean of Health & Wellness and Director of Counseling Center at Susquehanna University

Friday, April 7 from 12:00-2:00pm; lunch provided

Please register @ https://forms.gle/sKuDnYbwfuGBwMXx5 by March 30th.

The first 25 people to register will receive the book, 35 Dumb Things that Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say that Widen the Diversity Gap by Maura Cullen

How can we take meaningful steps toward creating more socially equitable learning environments?  At predominately white universities, students of color continue to experience discrimination, social isolation, and psychological challenges throughout their educational experiences. For example, micro aggressions, conversations about race or racially-based issues, and stereotype threat take a toll and can affect their ability to learn.  In this two-hour workshop, Dr. Pearson-Wharton offers practical steps and guidance for educators to effectively address race-based trauma in learning spaces.  

For nearly 20 years Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton has dedicated herself to helping students maximize their learning, health and well-being, and personal growth. Currently, she is the Dean of Health & Wellness and Director of Counseling Center at Susquehanna University. She has served as an Assistant Dean, Assistant Vice President, Counseling Center Director, Staff Psychologist, Academic Advisor, Career Counselor and even a Hall Director. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Counselor Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Program provided by CAPS.  Funding for this workshop was made possible in part by grant number 5H79SM084035-02 from SAMHSA: Well Lancers: Creating a Culture of Well-Being with Expanded Mental Health Services. The views expressed in written materials or publication and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA, or HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Lunch provided by the Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE)

To register click this link: https://forms.gle/PPNFbKToo1sthgcU8

Registration now open for Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College faculty and staff. Go to https://forms.gle/wG7BGegTY47wwiVQ7 to register.

For the Health of It! Learning and Course Design

Longwood’s Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE)

Annual Pre-Semester Seminar Series

January 4 & 5, 2023 (Via Zoom)

This meme just might capture how you and your students feeling around week 10. The cumulative effects of a semester’s worth of teaching, learning, completing assignments, and grading is affecting our energy levels and motivation. At the end of the semester, many of us have high-stakes assignments due, resulting in an increased workload for faculty and students alike. Just when we expect students (and ourselves) to be at our best, we sometimes lack the energy to sketch out the rest of the semester.  Looking forward to spring semester, perhaps we can “draw” the semester differently. Join CAFE and experts from across Longwood’s campus for strategies, tips, and suggestions on ways to improve course pacing to help maintain faculty and student well-being.

Blackwell Talks Fall 2022

Blackwell Talks will meet in person in the Virginia Roo, from 12 noon to 1 pm.

The Dynamic Learning Dialogue (DLD) is an early to mid-semester evaluation technique that provides instructors with rich qualitative feedback from their students regarding the learning environment in a course. Feedback obtained from a DLD can be used for focused reflections on one’s teaching to enhance classroom interactions, student learning, and teaching strategies. For more information: http://blogs.longwood.edu/longwoodcafe/teaching-consultations/

CAFE will conduct DLDs between September 19-October 5. There are a limited number of slots available. Registration deadline is September 15.

If you would like to register for a DLD, go to https://forms.gle/GiUuPAyN9bD8NaBU6.


Civic Dialogue: Engaging Students in Difficult Conversations

May 16, 2022

Blackwell Ballroom

Longwood University

Registration opens in April


Civic Dialogue: Engaging Students in Difficult Conversations

May 16, 2022

Blackwell Ballroom


Longwood University

Teaching & Learning Institute

Registration opens in April

CAFE Faculty Consultants