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Teaching & Learning Resources

These resources include faculty-led initiatives in support of teaching. The goal is to connect Hartwick faculty to communities, research, tools, and events that offer strategies for improving teaching and learning.

Campus Resources

Resources for faculty on teaching writing include classroom visits by consultants on writing strategies, and workshops that can be designed according to an instructor’s specific needs for a course.

Visit the Center

Lunchtime discussions about teaching and learning, held on the First Friday and Third Thursday of each month during the academic year. Scheduled topics are announced by the Faculty Development Committee.

A faculty-led learning community focused on inclusive teaching and learning. Recent speakers have addressed LGBTQ+ inclusive classrooms; equity and inclusion for students with disabilities through universal design; Indigenous Student Success; and Afro-Latin American Culture. The initiative also facilitates a reading group on inclusive pedagogy.

This is a Shared Google Drive where faculty can share their course syllabi and course schedule to arrange to observe each other’s classes. It is a helpful resource for pre-tenure faculty in preparing for mid-probationary revue and tenure, and for all faculty in sharing teaching techniques with each other. This resource is maintained by Dr. Cheryl Johnson, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Johnson at

Peer Teaching Drive

This is a Shared Google Folder in the Teaching and Technology Shared Google Drive where you can find 30-minute workshops organized by Dr. Larry Malone during the Covid pandemic. These were faculty-led sessions that fostered a peer exchange of ideas for leveraging different platforms and teaching techniques to foster active student engagement in an online learning environment. Among the workshops in this archive are:

Carli Ficano on Breakout Rooms

Karina Walker on Using Perusal to Do Group Annotation of Readings

Mark Wolff on Online Discussions

Lara Sanford on Accessible Course Content

A Panel on Using Video

This document is a list of people in our Hartwick community that are willing to give guest lectures to other classes, or for events. It is open to anyone on campus to add their names to the list, or to consult. This is meant for internal use only and is not to be used as an expert list for outside inquiries. This resource is maintained by Dr. Kevin Schultz, Associate Professor of Physics. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Schultz at

Guest Lecturer Directory

This 1-hour workshop with Brian Birch, Director of Financial Aid, offers highly valuable information about the relationship between a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress and their continued access to financial aid, which is essential for attending college for most every student. Knowing how Incompletes, Withdrawals from Courses, and GPA can affect financial aid eligibility can help advisors guide students to make decisions favorable to their long-term academic success.

Financial Aid 101

Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive teaching takes into consideration the dynamics that shape learning and classroom experiences, and developing intentional strategies, to foster a positive learning environment for all participants regardless of their background. It involves thinking about structures of privilege and power, both within and beyond the classroom, and working to remove barriers to any participant’s sense that they belong in the Hartwick community.

Inclusive Teaching Partners

Biama Charles

Deputy DEIB Officer & Founding Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

Samantha Lara

Associate Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Alicia Richardson

College Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Officer

Lara Sanford

Director of AccessAbility Services & Academic Inclusivity

Alison Dodge ’05

Learning Specialist

How to Use Our Teaching Technology

Syllabus Template

The Office of Academic Affairs provides a syllabus template to make it easier for faculty to provide clear, consistent information to students no matter which class the students are taking. The syllabus templates for the current academic year are provided here:

College Catalog & Policies

The Hartwick College Catalog for the current academic year is your best source of information on academic policies relevant to your teaching.



Assessment is an essential part of teaching and assessing the FlightPath General Education Outcomes is required for any course that has one or more of the GEO tags. This is how we know that our curriculum is effectively teaching students what we say we think they should know.

The guidelines and tools you will need for assessment are all located in a Shared Google Drive to which all faculty have access (remember to log into your Google account with your Hartwick network login, not a personal account). Look in your Shared Drives for the 'Hartwick College Assessment Resources' Drive. And below are a few direct links to key resources, for your convenience.

FlightPath General Education Curriculum: This is the curriculum as passed by the Faculty on April 27, 2020. It is the general education curriculum that all Hartwick students are required to complete -- and, therefore, it is the curriculum that the faculty have committed to delivering.

FlightPath GEO Rubrics: This folder contains the rubrics you should use to assess General Education Outcomes 1-7.

For Department Chairs

This manual will be updated on an ongoing basis, and includes information about hiring, mentoring, and evaluating faculty; course scheduling; curriculum; and budgeting. It will be expanded to provide more information on the chair’s role in advancing Hartwick’s goals for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Department Chairs Manual

Please submit requests for an adjunct appointment letter via this online form.

Adjunct Request Form

Full-time faculty must request authorization in advance if their teaching load, combined with any administrative releases, will exceed 20 credits for the academic year. Please submit requests via this online form.


If you are going to observe someone’s class and would like a form for organizing your observations of their teaching, here is a sample prepared by the Office of Academic Affairs in collaboration with the Education Program.

Faculty Teaching Observation Form

If your department has been approved to advertise and conduct a search for a full-time faculty position, please follow these guidelines for the search process and work closely with Academic Affairs.

Contact for Faculty Support & Resources

Cherilyn Lacy

Professor of History & Assistant Dean of Faculty

Office of Academic Affairs

Bresee Hall Room 205

Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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