• "We learn a lot from each other. We get newly excited about resources in our culturally-rich community and can then transmit this excitement. And workshops are usually well organized and presented; well worth the investment of time."

    Susan Rand Brown, English Faculty Adjunct

  • "Anything that broadens and deepens the faculty’s knowledge, awareness, cultural experiences, etc., must affect how s/he teaches. Directly or indirectly, students reap the rewards of a well-rounded instructor."

    Lynn Mardon, Philosophy Faculty Adjunct

  • "It doesn't matter what your discipline is, HHP activities give us ways to expand and relate our courses to their surroundings."

    Peggy Schuyler, ESL Faculty

  • "I really enjoyed our workshop at the Athenaeum. I found I can definitely make use of the Athenaeum to enhance our students' learning and critical thinking. When assessing patients, nurses have to pay close attention to minute details and must be able to think critically in response to their findings. The docent was an excellent facilitator and will be useful in having students exposed to the arts as well as honing their assessment and critical thinking skills." John Lagosz, Nursing Faculty

  • "I had a great time observing and learning from various pieces of art. I have contacted the museum staff to see if there is any artwork that could benefit nutrition or biology students."

    Carmen Yiamouyiannis, Science Faculty

  • "It is so beneficial to be infused anew with the spirit that fashioned my way into education in the first place; to find ways to help students experience the joy of learning and feeling something new and exciting that may bring long and unanticipated benefits to them for who knows how long or when, is still a thrill. It is particularly good when one can share this enthusiasm with colleagues and experience the added gift of learning from each other." Gerry Simpson, English Faculty Adjunct

  • "I very much enjoyed the Wadsworth workshop on using art to teach my discipline history. I've had questions before, when I would bring my class to the museum, but did not know how to approach the art or work it in the course, except for visual. Now, I have an idea, and I can utilize this method shown to us in the workshop."
    Marcus Lawson, History Faculty

  • "I certainly enjoyed this workshop--it opened my eyes to the diversity of art. I came up with various ideas to incorporate art into Sociology, the most interesting being ethnocentrism. This is great for my subject."

    Kelly Porter, Sociology Faculty Adjunct

Project Beginnings
NEH Faculty Workships
2011-2012

  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Past Workshops

Critical Eye Workshop on Romeo and Juliet

What? Faculty workshop with scholarly and pedagogical approaches to the play. There will be two segments: a scholarly guest speaker, and a workshop focusing on ideas for teaching the play in the classroom. Moderated by a member of the Hartford Stage education staff. Light refreshments provided.

Who? Faculty (priority to those who are using the play in their course). Limit: 15 people

When? Friday, January 22 at 10am

Where? Hartford Stage Education Center (next to City Steam)

To register, RSVP to Jeff Partridge at jpartridge@capitalcc.edu

Celebrate Capital’s newest institutional membership…

Tea, Talk, and Tour at the Isham-Terry House
19th Century Health Care and Why it Matters Today

Who? All faculty and staff are invited, free of charge. This will be of special interest to Nursing and Health Careers faculty.

When? Friday, February 5 1:45-3:45pm

Where? Isham-Terry House, 221 High Street, just five blocks (1/2 mile) from CCC campus!

To register, RSVP to Jeff Partridge at jpartridge@capitalcc.edu

Brought to you by the Hartford Heritage Project and CT Landmarks

The Talk -

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a pivotal time in medicine. Dr. Isham experienced many of the medical theories, professional practices, and bio-politics that our society is still grappling with today. This workshop will invite participants to discuss how we can learn from history as we help the next generation of medical professionals enter the field.

The House -

The Isham-Terry House is a time capsule of the genteel lifestyle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the lone survivor of a once vibrant Hartford neighborhood. In 1896, Dr. Oliver Isham purchased the house for his medical practice and as a home for himself, his parents and his three sisters. The footprint of the house remains the same as it was when it was built in 1854 with the three-story rectangular tower added in 1883. Dr. Isham's medical office, with surgical instruments and medicines, has been left largely undisturbed, and the 15-room mansion is filled with objects of historical, artistic and family significance.