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End of the Academic Year Events

End of the Academic Year Events, 2019

At the close of the spring semester, we have a unique two-week opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, events and celebrations. Call them Professional Development weeks, Wrap-Up weeks or whatever you’d like, it is a time for us to pause, reflect upon and share much of the good work that has been happening on our campus throughout the Academic Year.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Reading Day

Monday, May 6, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019

Finals Week Schedule

Friday, May 10, 2019

1:00 p.m. Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Student Center, Mabel Brown Room

4:00 p.m. Honors Convocation, Main Theatre in the Redfern Arts Center

Saturday, May 11, 2019

1:00 p.m. Graduation, Fiske Quad

Monday, May 13, 2019


11:00 a.m. Athletics Commencement, Alumni Center, Centennial Hall

Tuesday, May 14, 2018

12:00 p.m. Grades Due

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All Faculty Meeting, Putnam Lecture Hall

2:00 p.m. School Meetings

  • Arts, Education, and Culture: Cohen Center Classroom
  • Sciences, Health, and, Sustainability: Rhodes Hall, S203

4:30 p.m Faculty Excellence Dinner, Student Center, Mabel Brown Room
RSVP by May 7th to Kim Schmidl-Gagne

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Student Support Network Training: Faculty & Staff Edition, Rhodes Hall, Room N120
As we all know, and the data reveal, our students are increasingly challenged by emotional health distress. This distress frequently impacts students’ academic success and emerges in the classrooms and your offices. The Student Support Network Training – Faculty & Staff Edition is designed to help you know better when and how to support students experiencing distress in the moment, and how to effectively connect them with services in the long run. More information. To register contact Forrest Seymour.

10:00 a.m. Faculty Training for Orientation, Science 101 Contact Jen Drake-Deese

1:00 p.m. Educator Preparation Council Meeting, Rhodes Hall Room S163

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Founder’s Day
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proposed Revision to ISP: Discussion of Liberal Arts Core Proposal Draft, Rhodes Hall, Room S203
Open faculty forum discussion on a draft of a revision to the Integrative Studies Program. A faculty work group has developed a draft Liberal Arts Core Proposal that highlights and facilitates marketing the College’s public liberal arts mission to potential students. It will simplify the current ISP (particularly from the student perspective), involve more full-time faculty in first-year courses, improve retention, and allow programs the ability to deliver courses to their majors while serving general education needs as well. For more information contact Gregg Knouff.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Strategic Planning and NECHE Day

Monday, May 20, 2019

Academic Department End of Semester Work (Assessment, Program Review, Etc.)

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All Campus Luncheon and Years of Service Recognition, Zorn Dining Commons

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Retirees Fond Farewell, L.P. Young Student Center, Mabel Brown Room

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Student Transition to College and What our students Say We Can do to Support It, Science 101 Contact (Caroll Lothrop)[]
Caroll Lothrop will present her research about what non-academic supports students want and need from KSC, in order to have a successful college transition and college experience. While college transition and retention has been studied extensively for the past thirty years, the student voice in that research has been largely absent. Come be a part of this discussion!

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learning Community Symposium, Science 101
Facilitators and participants from our excellent Spring 2019 Faculty Learning Communities will present a synopsis of their conversations from this semester: Exploring Creative Writing, Humanities Faculty Research Group, Meaningful Writing, Keene-Einbeck Music, Open Pedagogy, Exploring Digital Tools for Learning, Examining Faculty Privilege, and The Daily Writing Habit.
Learn more here: KSC Learning Communities

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Faculty Development Grant Workshop, Science 101
Faculty Development Grant committee members will present ideas for how to best create a successful FDG proposal, and answer any questions that you might have about the FDG submission and review process.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Teaching Squares and Student Fellows, Science 101
Chris Odato and faculty participants will discuss and reflect on how these innovative programs, focused on non-evaluative observations and feedback, have worked to help support faculty teaching.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

10:00 a.m. Educator Preparation Partnership MOUs, Rhodes Hall, Room S153 (Committee members should attend this meeting having reviewed the MOUs and with recommended revisions. Current MOUs will be circulated for review and revision prior to this meeting.) Kate Leinster-O’Connor

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Creating a New LLC, Living Learning Community 126
Karen Stanish and Graham Warder will outline how to create a new Living and Learning Community for the 2020-2021 academic year, including how to submit a proposal in Fall 2019.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Gathering of 2019-2020 LLC Faculty, Living Learning Community 126
Learn about opportunities for LLC programs and review procedures for using LLC funds.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Professorial Trajectory, Rhodes Hall, Room S203 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Education Accreditation Preparation

Friday, May 24, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Education Accreditation Preparation

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