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Teach & tell Lunch Series Kick Off

Our teach & tell lunch series will kick off this year on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 12:30-1:30 with “Balancing Teaching and Research: A Discussion,”led by Reinhard Zachau (German), Kelly Whitmer (History) and Rob Bachman (Chemistry). Here’s an abstract from the group: The forum will focus on the art of balancing teaching with the pursuit of an active research agenda and publishing. Given the changes in the faculty teaching load and Sewanee’s newly established tenure requirements in most departments, the time is right to discuss (and ideally to create) clearer parameters for faculty research expectations across the college. Panelists will address the differences in research approaches and expectations in their particular disciplines; they will also focus on their own strategies for balancing high quality teaching with research. The panelists will offer a number of suggestions, including individual scholarship, collaborative scholarship, and student-faculty scholarship. This panel is conceived of as a dialogue between senior and junior faculty. With Sewanee’s recent institutional changes, the reduced teaching load and new individual department requirements, this dialogue should provide an opportunity for renewed discussion of research expectations and the relationship between teaching and research. LUNCH PROVIDED for the first 20 participants; simply email bsandlin@sewanee.edu to sign up.