Grading Without Tears: A Compassionate Pedagogy Roundtable with Dr. Meg Norcia

11/3/2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Grading without Tears: A Compassionate Pedagogy Roundtable

Facilitated by Dr. Meg Norcia, Project Manager, Roots of Compassion and Kindness (ROCK) Program


Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about the role of compassion and empathy in your pedagogy. In our professional capacity, we think a lot about learning outcomes and rigor, but does compassion play a role in the way we set up our courses, deadlines, policies and assignments? In the language we use on our syllabi or when replying to student papers? Answering grade complaints? Responding to cases of plagiarism? Deciding whether to accept late assignments? Has COVID shifted the way you see your students? Has it encouraged a feeling of “we're all in this together” and made you more empathic as a teacher? Or the opposite? What's the impact of the pandemic on your pedagogy going forward? On your self-compassion and self-care practices? Come and share your experiences with Dr. Meg Norcia, new Project Manager of the Roots of Compassion and Kindness Program, formerly Professor of English and Chancellor's Award winner in the SUNY system.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Lucas Center for Faculty Development, Library 221

Format: In-person

About Us

The Lucas Center for Faculty Development

The Lucas Center supports activities that help you grow as a teacher. Most of our topics and programs are the result of feedback from the FGCU faculty community perception of needs. Our Center offers creative learning experiences focused in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment and scholarship. Watch for e-mails announcing activities that may interest you. Our goal is to be a consistent source of support to faculty by providing activities that are engaging, inspiring, practical, and useful. Stop by to say hello and see our wonderful space in LIB 221, affectionately known as “The Living Room.”


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