Loading…
F19 UGP-1 Residency has ended

Abenaki Acknowledgement

We acknowledge this land we sit on and the people whose home this is. This land is the land of the aboriginal Abenaki people who have lived here for over 12,900 years. The Abenaki people faced centuries of war and disease stemming from the European invasion, continued eradication pre and post American Revolution and sterilization as a result of the Vermont Eugenics laws in the 20th century. The resilience and strength of the Abenaki people continues to manifest itself today in their protection of the land and their communities. As members of the Missisquoi Tribe of the Abenaki Nation shared with us, “We will always stand up and protect our aboriginal title.


Apocalypse, Futurity, and (Re)Making the World:

Are We at the Beginning, the End or Somewhere Else? 


To see that your life is a story
while you’re in the middle of living it

may be a help to living it well.

-Ursula K. LeGuin


This is a turbulent time for the planet, the United States, and Goddard College. Challenges abound. Uncertainty is commonplace. And we are being asked to (re)consider who we are, what we believe, and what our future will be. 


Our theme for this residency was created as a call to question where you are in any of the particular stories in which you exist and consider how that questioning changes what is possible.  How does your worldview open or foreclose possibilities? What stories have you been holding about where the planet, the United States, and Goddard College are in their life cycles? How do those stories inform your decision-making as a person, community member, artist/writer, scholar, activist, learner, healer, practitioner, etc.? What are the sources of your stories/worldview? How does the location of those sources affect the kinds of stories that appear in and are embraced within those spaces? What makes it possible to think outside of one’s personal story in order to understand other stories? What skills are required in navigating these stories and the worlds they create? 


Keeping these questions in mind and heart, we invite you to utilize the creative and intellectual resources of your degree track to propose answers to the residency theme as well as visions for what the planet, the United States, and/or Goddard College could look like in the future.


A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY: To document residency activities, we may take photographs of events. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, please inform the photographer. If you are photographing people, please check with the group or individuals to see if anyone objects to being photographed.

Social Justice Statement
Residency Notices
UGP Learning and Epistemology Statement
UGP 1 Semester Dates & Deadlines

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Wednesday, August 21
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

11:45am

Lunch
Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

1:00pm

Faculty Retreat
Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Silo Lounge

5:45pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 21, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

6:00pm

Welcome Dinner for New Students
Speakers
SE

Simone Edwards

UGP1 Student Council Representative
BT

Bob Theriault

Student, Goddard College
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208


Wednesday August 21, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall
 
Thursday, August 22
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Thursday August 22, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

New Student Orientation (NSO): Welcome to the Community
This workshop will establish your community as new students, as well as to give you a sense of the larger college-wide community that supports you. We will conclude this workshop with a short tour of the campus.

Speakers
UF

UGP Faculty

Goddard College
SC

Student Council Reps

Goddard College
CL

Community Life Staff

Goddard College


Thursday August 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
CC207 Media Room

9:00am

Faculty Retreat
Thursday August 22, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Silo Lounge

10:45am

New Student Orientation (NSO): Academic & Residential Supports Available To Students
We will review academic & residency supports available to all students. We will also review services for students with disabilities (including food allergies/sensitivities) and how to access them. This workshop is required for all new students.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Shedd

Suzy Shedd

Access Support Coordinator, Goddard College
As Access Support Coordinator, Suzy gets to develop accommodations for students with disabilities, and build supports that improve access for all students. She also provides coaching in time management and study skills to all students, regardless of disability status. Come see her... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
CC207 Media Room

11:30am

New Student Orientation (NSO): Introduction to IT Services and Resources
We will present an overview of information technology resources and services at Goddard, building off the introduction you received via GOTS prior to arriving on campus. We provide a comprehensive overview of your Program Page and other online based resources here at Goddard. The orientation is presented in a computer lab, but please bring your personal laptop.

Speakers
IS

IT Staff

Goddard College


Thursday August 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
CC207 Media Room

11:45am

Lunch
Thursday August 22, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

1:00pm

Faculty Retreat
Thursday August 22, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Silo Lounge

1:15pm

New Student Orientation (NSO): Library Skills Lab
Tour the library and learn how to use the library's website, catalog, research guides and databases in this interactive workshop. Develop your research skills and acquire useful strategies to ease the burden of conducting research. Learn how to access, evaluate and use information resources effectively and ethically. A demo of free citation management software will also be provided to help you organize and cite your sources efficiently. Bring your own laptop or mobile device if you have them, or use one of our desktop computers in the lab. Outside the workshop, students may schedule an appointment with a librarian for additional assistance. Required for new students, but returning students are also welcome to attend!

Speakers
avatar for Clara Bruns

Clara Bruns

Director of Information Access, Goddard College


Thursday August 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Pratt Library Computer Lab

2:45pm

New Student Orientation (NSO): Introduction to Goddard Undergraduate Studies
An introduction to student-centered education in the undergraduate program. We will consider closely the creative intersection of Goddard's degree criteria and educational practices with your ideas and goals for the semester and beyond. How does learning develop at Goddard? What do you need to know?

Speakers
avatar for Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

Alumnus (IBA '09 and MFA-IA '16)
Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews (IBA '09 and MFA-IA '16)is an activist-artist living in Philadelphia where he makes performances and podcasts, teaches theatre and yoga, and runs interactive workshops on the nuances of dis/ability, gender, race, religion, and other human inventions. He’s... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Clockhouse

4:30pm

New Student Orientation (NSO): Study Plans, Packets and SIS
What is an area of study? What goes in a packet? How do I submit my study plan? This workshop will answer these questions and more. You will learn the nuts and bolts of how to create a study plan and enter it into SIS. In addition, you’ll get some useful tools, tips and templates that you can use to make study planning easier and more fun.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews

Alumnus (IBA '09 and MFA-IA '16)
Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews (IBA '09 and MFA-IA '16)is an activist-artist living in Philadelphia where he makes performances and podcasts, teaches theatre and yoga, and runs interactive workshops on the nuances of dis/ability, gender, race, religion, and other human inventions. He’s... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Clockhouse

5:45pm

Dinner
Thursday August 22, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

7:00pm

New Student Orientations: BAS Degree Track
In this session new students will meet with the Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability (BAS) degree track to discuss specific degree track requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208


Thursday August 22, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
CC206 Pitkin Conference Room

7:00pm

New Student Orientations: HAS Degree Track
In this session new students will meet with the Lead Faculty for the Health Arts and Sciences (HAS) degree track to discuss specific degree track requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Van Hoy

Sarah Van Hoy

Faculty, Goddard College
Sarah Van Hoy is an anthropologist, acupuncturist, herbalist, psychotherapist, and championess of creative thinkers. As a faculty member, Sarah is committed to nourishing learning that intentionally connects our sensual, intellectual, and political lives. In addition to teaching in... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Cottage

7:00pm

New Student Orientations: IBA Degree Track
In this session new students will meet with the Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies  (IBA) degree track to discuss specific degree track requirements.

Speakers
avatar for H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

Faculty, Goddard College


Thursday August 22, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Clockhouse
 
Friday, August 23
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Friday August 23, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

8:00am

Returning students sign up for one-on-one meetings with potential faculty advisors and second readers
Returning students at Levels 2-7 will meet with potential advisors.  Level 8 students will select their advisors before residency, so during residency they will do one-on-one meetings with potential second readers.  Level 8 students need to get a faculty member's consent prior to listing them as one of their 3 second reader choices.

Friday August 23, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Hallway outside Haybarn Theater

9:00am

New Student Orientations (NSO): Collaborative Learning Groups
Collaborative Learning Groups, or CLG’s, are video conferences where small groups of students meet online during the semester to share their questions, concerns and accomplishments in an informal, collaborative setting, facilitated by faculty member Bobby Buchanan. Past students have found them to be extremely helpful. Come learn about the CLG that is offered for new students.

Speakers
BB

Bobby Buchanan

Faculty, Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Clockhouse

9:30am

Registration
Required for new students and returning students who have not completed pre-registration. There is a $100 late registration fee for any student not registered or checked in by 11:00 am.  Pre-registered returning students complete registration by checking in at the Help Desk. Any returning student who needs a replacement I.D. card can obtain one at registration or by visiting the Registrar's Office.  There is a $5 charge for replacement I. D. cards.

Friday August 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
CC207 Media Room

11:00am

Sexuality Studies Concentration Community Meeting and Informational Session
If you're already enrolled in the concentration or want to be, come to this community meeting and information session to learn about the sexuality studies concentration, build community, and share your ideas about what we can do to co-create a vibrant environment within UGP for the study of the many dimensions of sex, sexuality, and the Erotic. Required of all SEX concentration students.

Speakers
avatar for Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 224, x842. Advising: CC 224
avatar for H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

Faculty, Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Clockhouse

11:45am

Lunch
Friday August 23, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

1:00pm

Spring 2019 (last semester) Advising Groups Meet (returning students only)
Returning students will meet with their advisor from the Spring 2019 semester at their advising group location.  If your advisor is not advising in UGP1 this semester you will meet with the following advisors:

Herukhuti Williams' advisees will meet with Zelaika Hepworth Clarke at her advising group location (CC 224).

Suzanne Richman's advisees will meet with Lori Wynters at her advising group location (CC 204).

Eva Swidler's advisees will meet with Karen Campbell at her advising group location (Studies 206).

Catherine Lowther's advisees will meet with Karen Stupsski at her advising group location (CC 206).

Friday August 23, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Advising Group Locations

1:00pm

New Student Orientation (NSO): Joining and Forming a Just and Inclusive Radical Learning Community
Just and inclusive radical learning communities are intentionally formed and maintained. They take a lot of internal work and external practice. In this session, we will consider ways of knowing, being, and doing that can foster a just and inclusive radical learning community. Students will engage in interactive exercises, thoughtful reflection, and facilitated conversations. Our hope is that students will leave this session feeling a stronger connection to their new student colleagues and be better prepared to participate in the UGP learning community with all its complexities and opportunities.


Speakers
avatar for Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

Guest Facilitator
Deborah Howard is a leading organizational consultant, ICF professional certified coach, and author who previously worked as a public interest lawyer. She brings intercultural insight and a passion for social justice to her work as a change catalyst – helping leaders and their teams access their inner wisdom and tap into their creativity, p... Read More →
avatar for H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

Faculty, Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Manor Oak Room

1:45pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Electronic second reader selection forms must be submitted (see Program Page, ugp.goddard.edu)
Level 8 students will submit their three choices for second readers.  Note:  Faculty listed must give their prior consent.

Friday August 23, 2019 4:00pm - 4:00pm
ugp.goddard.edu (electronically)

4:15pm

Women in Sustainability
Women in Sustainability is a comprehensive overview of the the Four Pillars of Sustainability and the lives of Four Sustainability Activists in our past, present and future world. Accompanying my overview will be a brief discussion of the artwork and why I have chosen each piece and why they are relevant to each activist. I will also discuss the Four areas of Sustainability: Economic, Social, Spiritual/Culture and Ecological.

Speakers
CB

Christie Bee Jordan

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Clockhouse

4:15pm

Tap Out Orientation (REQUIRED for all Tap Out People)
“Tap-Outs” are a workshop role Omi Masika and Kristin Schwab (Goddard alumni and staff) learned from a group of radical young folks based out of Minneapolis, MN. The role of a Tap-Out person is multidimensional, and may entail one, all, or none of these things–it is dependent on the participant/Tap-Out relationship:
*to hold space for a participant who is experiencing difficulty processing information
*to build relationships with and offer support to folks who are experiencing marginalization
*to further challenge participants in critical thinking and developing a lens of social justice
All of these support the continued container development for Justice and Inclusion work at Goddard overall, meaning that the entire community can continue to move forward, and individuals get one-on-one support with a goal to bring them back into the work the community is doing.

All Tap Out People are required to attend a Tap Out People orientation at UGP1 on Friday, Aug. 23, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm. Only students who have completed the Tap Out Application and been selected to serve as a Tap Out Person may attend. If you have questions or want to apply to be a tap out person, please contact Karen Stupski at karen.stupski@goddard.edu. 

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Schwab

Kristin Schwab

Facilitator, AORTA
Kristin Schwab is a community cook and organizer. A Philadelphia-area native, Kristin is passionate about building community, dismantling oppression, and working towards collective liberation. As a middle class woman of Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch, and German descent, she is deeply... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 4:15pm - 6:15pm
CC207 Media Room

5:15pm

Ripping Out the Seams: Garment making and political economics
The way we relate to garments and garment making as a culture, a society, situated in the environment, is influenced by the political economy that structures the production, reproduction and circulation of materials and our terms of value. This workshop will provide a basic sewing tutorial and present possible methods for altering or subverting the pathways of fashion consumerism. Why this matters and key points of disease will be reviewed in a summary of my thesis if the same title as this essay.

Speakers
ER

Elizabeth Rosie Leonhart-Shipman

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Haybarn Gallery

5:45pm

Dinner
Friday August 23, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

6:00pm

Goddard College People of Color Student Union Dinner (bring your dinner tray to circular table in the back)
The intention of the People of Color Student Union (POCSU) is to strengthen camaraderie and solidarity college-wide between the marginal, but powerful communities of color at Goddard. The goals of this meeting are to celebrate the legacies of POC alumni, and to facilitate a safer space for current and future students of color to envision a more just Goddard College.

Speakers
CB

Christie Bee Jordan

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

7:00pm

Faculty Meeting
Advising Assignemnts

Speakers
UF

UGP Faculty

Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Silo Lounge

7:00pm

Student Council Community Meeting
This is an opportunity to dialogue with the President of Goddard College about the future of Goddard and any other topics you want to bring up.

Speakers
SE

Simone Edwards

UGP1 Student Council Representative
avatar for Bernard Bull

Bernard Bull

President, Goddard College


Friday August 23, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Dining Hall

7:45pm

8:00pm

9:00pm

Student-Initiated Group Meetings
TBD

Speakers

Friday August 23, 2019 9:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD
 
Saturday, August 24
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Saturday August 24, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

Advising Group Meetings
Saturday August 24, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
Advising Group Locations

9:30am

Graduating Students Exit Interview
This is a required meeting for graduating students to share feedback about their time at Goddard. What you have to say is important as we continue to innovate and make changes in the program. We will meet at the round table in the back, on the left.

Speakers
avatar for Muriel Shockley

Muriel Shockley

Program Director, Goddard College
Office: CC 220, x815


Saturday August 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Dining Hall

10:45am

Transition to Opening Session
All advising groups will come to Opening Session as a group.

Saturday August 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Hallway outside Haybarn Theater

11:00am

Opening Session
We will welcome the UGP community and launch our residency theme.

Saturday August 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Haybarn Theatre

11:45am

Lunch
Saturday August 24, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

12:00pm

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Caucus (bring lunch tray to Clockhouse)
Black, Indigenous and People of Color Caucus (BIPOC) is a dedicated communal time/space for Black, Indigenous, and people of color students, faculty, and staff to gather and discuss any issues of relevance and build community.

NOTE: Building on past residencies, we’re holding space for community members to gather around identity and background. These Affinity Groups empower networking and coalition building for students and faculty who self-identify as part of these groups, and provide opportunities for peer-connection and mobilization to dismantle long standing inequities and structural barriers at Goddard and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 224, x842. Advising: CC 224


Saturday August 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Clockhouse

1:00pm

Exploring the Role of Textiles in Early New England Through 17th c. Frock Coats
Between the settling of the British colony of Plymouth in 1620 and the conflict of King Philip’s War in 1675, English textiles, specifically coats, also called frock coats or horse coats, were used in land negotiations made between Wampanoag, Narragansett, Massachusett, and English people. I have created a textile art piece inspired by the relationships with cloth between Indigenous and English peoples in southeastern coastal New England in the seventeenth century. The entirely hand woven, hand sewn coat I created is accompanied by a context paper in which I document and narrate my creative process, as well as outline the Indigenous scholarship that has informed my art making and review five artists who are addressing settler colonialism in their art/work. I examine this history from my perspective as white woman with settler heritage who grew up in Rhode Island.

Speakers
LB

Lily Bell

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Saturday August 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cottage

2:00pm

Community Gathering: Tools for Building a Just and Inclusive Radical Learning Community
In this session, we will explore techniques, approaches to, and practices of participating in just and inclusive radical learning communities. This session is offered as a continuation of the ongoing process of development for UGP as a just and inclusive radical learning community. We invite the entire community to participate in and contribute to this important work.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

Guest Facilitator
Deborah Howard is a leading organizational consultant, ICF professional certified coach, and author who previously worked as a public interest lawyer. She brings intercultural insight and a passion for social justice to her work as a change catalyst – helping leaders and their teams access their inner wisdom and tap into their creativity, p... Read More →
avatar for H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

Faculty, Goddard College
avatar for Muriel Shockley

Muriel Shockley

Program Director, Goddard College
Office: CC 220, x815


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Haybarn Theatre

3:45pm

APL Session 1: Informational Workshop
This introductory workshop for Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is for students considering the APL process. It is designed to help students make an informed decision about whether the APL process is right for them. The APL process, requirements and expectations will be reviewed. Prior to attending this workshop, participants can access the APL webpage for review: https://sites.google.com/a/goddard.edu/undergraduate-assessment/assessment-of-prior-learning

Speakers
avatar for Sb Sowbel

Sb Sowbel

APL Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: Manor 209, x215. I view the world through the lens of relationality–between, among, beyond disciplines, regions, sentience, dialects, norms, “of course” worlds, the tacit/the explicit, the fixed/the wobbly, the known/unknown/liminal. This bio means to build amity as... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Manor Oak Room

3:45pm

Level 7s & 8s: Planning and Finishing your Senior Study
Level 7s and 8s are required to attend this workshop to ensure they know all the steps to be taken toward their Senior Study, for the L8s to plan their graduation, and to share and support each other in these last steps of your undergraduate journey.

Speakers
avatar for Muriel Shockley

Muriel Shockley

Program Director, Goddard College
Office: CC 220, x815


Saturday August 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
CC207 Media Room

5:00pm

More Mission! less attrition.
Non-profits are inspired by their Mission to make an impact by doing challenging, amazing things in the world. They would be able to impact even more if the majority of non-profits were not also: spending significant donated dollars, every year, to compensate for their unchanging and costly ‘high attrition rate’. The annual attrition rate is the rate at which new people begin to work or volunteer and then move back out of the non-profit too soon. The loss of a person to attrition requires the organization to spend on replacement recruiting, role-coverage, re-training and other expenses of ‘onboarding’. Attrition is a surprisingly large, annual organization expense. It is hidden from donors. High attrition also takes a toll on the exit-ing people who are choosing to leave but would stay working from many more years, if only they could. Attrition is not compensation driven, surprisingly. Why do non-profits unwittingly lose so many talented people to attrition? Many organizations do try to understand ‘why’ and change. Trendy measures fail them. Last year, nationally, nearly $1 billion dollars were spent by organizations to reduce attrition. The result as of January 2019: not statistically significant. What is significant: Unnecessary losses of people ARE unnecessary impact losses. An attrition rate that remains high is far more costly than the remedy. I will summarize what I found via my Senior Study: What current neurology, psychology and sociology confirm about causes and prevention. Applying that, there are bold organizations today with very low attrition and amplified impact!

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bear - Barton

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Saturday August 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Clockhouse

5:00pm

New Student Orientation (NSO): Meeting with Program Director
Speakers
avatar for Muriel Shockley

Muriel Shockley

Program Director, Goddard College
Office: CC 220, x815


Saturday August 24, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CC207 Media Room

5:45pm

Dinner
Saturday August 24, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

6:00pm

Rest and Digest: Tools for Mindful Eating as Foundation for Thoughtful Action (bring your dinner tray)
Let’s share a meal together and experiment with different ways to build a more intentional connection with the food on our plates. In addition to cultivating awareness of our physical and emotional state during mealtime, we will discuss obstacles and benefits to doing so. Participants will engage in conversation around eating as a source of pleasure and resistance to contrast capitalist tendencies in how we relate to food.  Together we will expand our definition of mindful eating and build a diverse set of tools to combat the commonplace disconnected relationship most have with food.  Note:  We will meet at the round table in the back of the Dining Hall.
 

Moderators
avatar for Audrey Sekendur

Audrey Sekendur

Alumna
Audrey earned her BA in Health Arts and Sciences from the Undergraduate Program at Goddard College in March of 2018. Her studies focused on promoting autonomy in the food system and ways to counter negative health implications of many oppressive aspects of the American food system... Read More →

Saturday August 24, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

7:15pm

Beyond "Totalitarianism": Re-examining and Reflecting on the "Stalinist" Era of the USSR.
This workshop will be a presentation of Matt's senior thesis which challenged the McCarthyist "totalitarian" historical model of Soviet History during the mid 1920s-early 1950s under the leadership of Joseph Stalin. Drawing inspiration from the so-called "revisionist" school of Sovietology which emerged after the opening of Leon Trotsky's personal archives in 1980 and matured with access to official state archives through Glasnost in th 90s as well as the fall of the USSR, and focused on complex social dynamics in analyzing historical events rather than the usage of an all powerful dictator to explain away everything, Matt will debunk 7 commonly held myths about Soviet society.

From there, reflection is encouraged to understand a more complete Sovietology and to reckon with the successes and even the dire failings of the USSR's role in being the first long lasting socialist experiment, and what historical and material conditions act as barriers to developing an immediate socialist utopia, necessitating an understanding of developmental strategies and tactics. Additionally are the roles of geopolitics and decolonization in shaping such a tumultuous history and why such a history is important for progressives to learn from, and central to Matt's thesis, how the construct of "Stalinism," as well as distorted histories, and American co-optations of human rights dialogue are used even today to demonize states in the Global South who struggle against NATO imperialism, especially if such states even remotely hint at socialist sympathies.

Speakers
MC

Matt Coughlin

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Saturday August 24, 2019 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Clockhouse

8:30pm

Dance Party
Speakers

Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Haybarn Theatre

9:00pm

Student-Initiated Group Meetings
Speakers

Saturday August 24, 2019 9:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD
 
Sunday, August 25
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Sunday August 25, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

Advising Group Meetings
Sunday August 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
Advising Group Locations

11:00am

Rooted in the Earth: An Ecologically-Centered, Heart-Based Education Curriculum
In this current day human activities have negatively affected the geological, ecological, and environmental systems on the planet, and also the social and emotional ways in which we connect within the environment. The perception that humans are the dominant species and are entitled to take whatever they believe will make them happy, has shaped people’s obsession with money and the things it can buy. This belief that money and luxury bring happiness has driven people into a consumerist fury which has impacted not only the planet on which we depend, but also the ways in which we see and interact with each other. It is the author’s belief that these major problems are the outcomes of a disease of the mind, and through a shift in the way we think about each other and the planet, we can change the trajectory we are currently on. This thesis offers a foundation for building an education system which puts ecology and social empathy at the center of all learning. Empathy for each other and for all of life, is necessary for the continued survival of society and planet earth. The principles outlined in Rooted in the Earth form the basis for education, starting with the local environment, community, and the interdependence of all things, and weaving in the development of emotional intelligence, and leadership that benefits all the people. This presentation will discuss the principles of Rooted in the Earth and show how they can be integrated into any program.

Speakers
KS

Kathi Stimson

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Sunday August 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Cottage

11:45am

Lunch
Sunday August 25, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

12:00pm

White Anti-Racist Group (bring your lunch tray)
White Anti-Racist Group (WARG) is a nonjudgmental space for white people who want to challenge racism around them and within them, and who want to strengthen their work for racial justice. If desired, in addition to these residency meetings, the WARG can meet online/by phone during the semester. Part peer support and part study group, the ongoing WARG can be utilized in your semester’s work. We encourage you to make anti-racist work an integral part of your study plan.

NOTE: Building on past residencies, we’re holding space for community members to gather around identity and background. These Affinity Groups empower networking and coalition building for students and faculty who self-identify as part of these groups, and provide opportunities for peer-connection and mobilization to dismantle long standing inequities and structural barriers at Goddard and beyond. 

Speakers
avatar for Otto Muller

Otto Muller

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 203, x818. Advising: CC 203
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208


Sunday August 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CC207 Media Room

1:00pm

I am terrified. I am resigned. Let’s go then.
This thesis presentation consists of journeying the terrains of personal decolonization through autoethnographical storytelling. Lilly will take the audience on a personal voyage through a video/protection installation that guides her story of decolonizing as an Indigenous Two-Spirit single mother. The presentation consists of 7 images of her larger than life mixed media paintings that are the culmination of 3+ years of decolonial research. She shares her vulnerability and stories in hopes of braiding community in response to the toxic colonial culture of dismemberment.

Speakers
LE

Lilly Edwards

Graduating Student, Goddard College


Sunday August 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Haybarn Theatre

1:00pm

New Student Orientation (NSO): Critical Writing
This is a “nuts and bolts” introduction to critical writing. We’ll discuss the elements of a good critical essay and describe the steps involved in writing one. The workshop will also introduce students to the Writing Center.

Speakers
JM

Jen Morin

Writing Coach, Goddard College


Sunday August 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Manor Oak Room

2:00pm

3:00pm

Commencement
Sunday August 25, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Haybarn Theatre

5:00pm

5:45pm

Graduation Dinner
Sunday August 25, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

7:00pm

Art Exhibition Set Up
All students, staff, and faculty who are interested in sharing their artworks are invited to participate in this residency’s art exhibition. You are encouraged to share works that address the residency theme: "Apocalypse, Futurity, and (Re)Making the World: Are We at the Beginning, the End or Somewhere Else?" Feel free to show works in any medium. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your artwork with the Goddard community and we hope that many of you will bring works to the residency to install in the exhibition. Of course, you can also create new work while at Goddard. You may even want to get together with others to build a collaborative piece. Please come down to the Haybarn Gallery on Sunday, between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm to setup and install your own work. Volunteers are needed to help oversee the setup. If you are interested please contact Otto Muller at otto.muller@goddard.edu. The opening reception will be Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Speakers
avatar for Otto Muller

Otto Muller

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 203, x818. Advising: CC 203


Sunday August 25, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Haybarn Gallery

7:00pm

Before the Flood, A Documentary about Climate Change
In this film, Leonardo DiCaprio visits sites around the world that are being impacted by climate change - the Alberta tar sands, the Arctic, Miami, China, India, the South Pacific Islands, the coral reefs in the Bahamas, and the forests of Indonesia - and meets with climate scientists, energy experts, government leaders, entrepreneurs, and faith leaders to learn about solutions. This film is required for students who have signed up for the Climate Literacy Group Study, and it is open to everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Lowther

Catherine Lowther

Faculty, Goddard College
(Office: CC 222, x816. Advising: CC 207, Media Room)  A faculty member at Goddard since 1997, Catherine Lowther works with students in the Sustainability, Health Arts & Sciences, and Individualized Studies programs. She developed the BA in Sustainability program, created and leads... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CC207 Media Room

9:00pm

Student-Initiated Group Meetings
TBD

Speakers

Sunday August 25, 2019 9:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD
 
Monday, August 26
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Monday August 26, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

Advising Group Meetings
Monday August 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Advising Group Locations

10:30am

BAS Degree Track Meeting
Come meet the students and faculty in the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability (BAS) degree track!  Each person will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and share about their sustainability work for 5-10 minutes (depending on the number of people present.)  Please bring photos to share on a thumb drive.  We will also have time to share feedback about the BAS degree track and make plans for future workshops, speakers and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208


Monday August 26, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CC207 Media Room

10:30am

HAS Degree Track Meeting
Come meet the students and faculty in the Health Arts & Sciences (HAS) degree track!  Each person will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and share about their work in health arts and sciences for 5-10 minutes (depending on the number of people present.)  We will also have time to share feedback about the HAS degree track and make plans for future workshops, speakers and activities.



Speakers
avatar for Sarah Van Hoy

Sarah Van Hoy

Faculty, Goddard College
Sarah Van Hoy is an anthropologist, acupuncturist, herbalist, psychotherapist, and championess of creative thinkers. As a faculty member, Sarah is committed to nourishing learning that intentionally connects our sensual, intellectual, and political lives. In addition to teaching in... Read More →


Monday August 26, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Cottage

10:30am

IBA Degree Track Meeting
Speakers
avatar for H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

Faculty, Goddard College


Monday August 26, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Clockhouse

11:45am

Lunch
Monday August 26, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

12:00pm

Continuing the Conversation: Anti-Oppression and Futurity (bring your lunch tray)
This is an opportunity to operationalize our commitment to justice at Goddard and in our local communities.  NOTE:  Please bring your lunch tray.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208
avatar for Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 224, x842. Advising: CC 224
avatar for Otto Muller

Otto Muller

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 203, x818. Advising: CC 203


Monday August 26, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CC207 Media Room

1:00pm

Progress Reviews (REQUIRED for L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7 who have not yet submitted a Progress Review.)
In this session, we will explain: the purpose of the Progress Review, how you benefit from sharing your work with the Assessment Committee, and the kind of materials you will submit in your portfolio. We will also provide you with information about creating your ePortfolio, take questions, and generally help you to understand how to complete the process with confidence. It will be helpful to review the Progress Review site (progressreviews.goddard.edu) before this session as it contains helpful information, as well as instructional videos for creating your ePortfolio. Mandatory for L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7 who have not yet submitted a Progress Review.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Van Hoy

Sarah Van Hoy

Faculty, Goddard College
Sarah Van Hoy is an anthropologist, acupuncturist, herbalist, psychotherapist, and championess of creative thinkers. As a faculty member, Sarah is committed to nourishing learning that intentionally connects our sensual, intellectual, and political lives. In addition to teaching in... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Bloom

Deborah Bloom

Student Services Director, Goddard College
Deborah Bloom started at Goddard in 2015 in the Student Academic Support offices. As the Director of Student Services, she supervises the Writing Center, ADS office, and Student Life. Deborah has recently been elected to serve on the Goddard Board of Trustees as the Staff Constituent... Read More →


Monday August 26, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CC207 Media Room

1:00pm

Nuts and Bolts of your Final Semester (REQUIRED for all Level 8 Students)
Includes graduation ceremony decisions about commencement speaker and emcee with Program Coordinator). A road map for final semester students. Topics covered include extensions, your narrative transcript, course equivalents, digital final product submission, graduation, diplomas, and post-graduation assistance. A road map for final semester students.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208
avatar for Annette Fitzgerald

Annette Fitzgerald

Registrar, Goddard College


Monday August 26, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Manor Oak Room

2:45pm

IRB Workshop: Research, Thoughtful Action, and Ethical Inquiry (Part 1) (REQUIRED for anyone considering research with humans and other living beings)
These sessions invite students into an examination of the ethical considerations associated with research and thoughtful action. A key component of this discussion is an introductory overview of research and thoughtful action methods. Participation in this two-part workshop fulfills half of the eligibility requirements to collect data from human or nonhuman beings; to do thoughtful action interventions or social change projects; or to work in sacred spaces. The second part of the workshop assists people in developing their Research Ethics Initial Screening Forms. (If you are planning to submit an IRB proposal, you need to have attended Part 1 of these workshops in the past year. You still need to come to Part 2 this round if you are submitting an IRB proposal this semester.)

Speakers
avatar for Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 224, x842. Advising: CC 224
KC

Karen Campbell

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: Studies 206, x839. Advising: Studies 206


Monday August 26, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CC207 Media Room

4:30pm

Art Show Opening Reception
Come see an exhibition of works that address the residency theme: "Apocalypse, Futurity, and (Re)Making the World: Are We at the Beginning, the End or Somewhere Else?"



Speakers
avatar for Otto Muller

Otto Muller

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 203, x818. Advising: CC 203


Monday August 26, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Haybarn Gallery

4:30pm

Climate Literacy: Science, Action, Justice, Resilience
This is the introductory workshop for the Climate Literacy Group Study. It is required for students who have signed up for the Study, and it is open to anyone who wants to learn about climate change and the Climate Literacy Group Study. The Study covers the principles of climate science, how to do a carbon inventory and create a climate action plan, the effects that climate change is having on social-ecological systems worldwide, clean energy options, climate change psychology and education, climate justice, and how we can adapt and make our communities resilient. It takes place during the packet two period of the semester and includes readings, videos, documentaries, three online group meetings, and writing a paper. Students who joined the Climate Study in a previous semester who want to continue their study of climate change may join the group and create their own study plan.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Lowther

Catherine Lowther

Faculty, Goddard College
(Office: CC 222, x816. Advising: CC 207, Media Room)  A faculty member at Goddard since 1997, Catherine Lowther works with students in the Sustainability, Health Arts & Sciences, and Individualized Studies programs. She developed the BA in Sustainability program, created and leads... Read More →


Monday August 26, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CC207 Media Room

5:45pm

Dinner
Monday August 26, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

6:00pm

Sustainability Dinner Meeting
This is a dinner meeting for students interested in sustainability to learn about the BA in Sustainability Program, get to know other students focused in sustainability, share study plans, and brainstorm ways to make our lives more sustainable. We will meet at the round table in the back of the cafeteria.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208
avatar for Catherine Lowther

Catherine Lowther

Faculty, Goddard College
(Office: CC 222, x816. Advising: CC 207, Media Room)  A faculty member at Goddard since 1997, Catherine Lowther works with students in the Sustainability, Health Arts & Sciences, and Individualized Studies programs. She developed the BA in Sustainability program, created and leads... Read More →


Monday August 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

7:00pm

Keynote Event: Swell the Ranks of a Joyous, Robust, Resilient Remnant
What was your priority on August 1, 2019 when Greenland’s melting ice sheet lost 11 billion tons of ice, adding 24 trillion pounds of water to already swollen global oceans in 24 hours? How might we grow, evolve, and ride the crest of the oncoming planetary tsunami as the multifaceted kaleidoscope of climate change crises inexorably turns faster and faster?  

We know that creative, enduring solutions that address the pith of a problem are not found on the same level as the problem itself. It therefore behooves us to navigate the uncharted waters ahead from a space that is in, but not of, the challenge. We can systematically learn to become the calm, equanimous stillness in the eye of the storm. Our activism is potentized by our perspective from a vantage point where we are impervious to the gale force turbulence around us.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Boyce Simms

Pamela Boyce Simms

Guest Scholar
Pamela Boyce Simms is an evolutionary culture designer who is a veteran of local, regional, and national environmental resilience-building and currently works with international Quaker, Buddhist, and African Diaspora Earthcare networks. Pamela builds social transformation movements... Read More →


Monday August 26, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Haybarn Theatre

9:00pm

 
Tuesday, August 27
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Tuesday August 27, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

Advising Group Meetings
Tuesday August 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Advising Group Locations

10:30am

Workshop: Navigating a Climate-changed Future
We are rapidly reckoning with the fact that our future on Earth defies prediction. Our place in the ranks of a robust, resilient remnant in a climate-changed future is contingent upon our capacity to embrace groundlessness.

Finding joy in uncertainty and groundlessness requires an expanded understanding of “self.” Thriving in a rapidly transforming external landscape demands that we master our internal landscape. We will expand our awareness of “self” using tools that originate in ancient practices, have been honed by neuroscience, and are offered in a quantum-science framework.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Boyce Simms

Pamela Boyce Simms

Guest Scholar
Pamela Boyce Simms is an evolutionary culture designer who is a veteran of local, regional, and national environmental resilience-building and currently works with international Quaker, Buddhist, and African Diaspora Earthcare networks. Pamela builds social transformation movements... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Haybarn Theatre

11:45am

Lunch
Tuesday August 27, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

12:00pm

1:00pm

Faculty Meeting
Senior Study Proposals

Tuesday August 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Silo Lounge

1:00pm

Twining Roots: On Rhizomes, HTML, and Texts Without Ends
Using the program Twine, we will explore the possibilities of writing an interactive essay, the unique challenges and opportunities it presents, and begin brainstorming subjects and structures. As a demonstration, we will move through Mordecai Martin's work from the last semester, "Space, Place, Diaspora, Indigeneity"

Moderators
MM

Mordecai Martin

Returning Student, Goddard College

Tuesday August 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cottage

1:00pm

Financial Aid Workshop (drop by anytime during this time slot)
Got a financial aid question, but you haven't had time to run over to Wolper? Have you wanted to attend the Financial Literacy Meeting in the past, but it hasn't been at a good time?  Then the Financial Aid/Financial Literacy Q&A is for you! Financial Aid Staff will be available to answer your questions and help guide you toward a more financially sustainable future.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Trainor

Shannon Trainor

Associate Director of Financial Aid, Goddard College


Tuesday August 27, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dining Hall

2:45pm

"Futurisms," past and present
What does it mean to invent a future and make it temporarily manifest through performance? 
The Italian Futurism of the early 20th century introduced noise music, sound poetry, participatory performance, and the artistic manifesto.  Over the next two decades it aligned itself with fascism.  Conversely, the Afrofuturist aesthetics of Sun Ra, Octavia Butler, Parliament-Funkadelic, and other artists of the late 20th century have provided an important intervention, disrupting European formulations of history and progress.  
This workshop draws from these two examples to explore the ways that “futurism” operates as a mode of artistic practice; unpacks why it has such political impact (for good or evil); and provides space for us to imagine the types of futurism that are urgently needed in the world right now.


Speakers
avatar for Otto Muller

Otto Muller

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 203, x818. Advising: CC 203


Tuesday August 27, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CC207 Media Room

2:45pm

Conjuring a Decolonial Sextopia
This anti-erotophobic workshop will create space to imagine what a decolonial sextopia may be like. Decolonial eroticologist will share some insight into pluriversal conceptualizations of relationality, decolonial love, access intimacy, erotic sovereignty, sexual justice, pleasure activism, bodily autonomy, and self determination. This anti-colonial workshop will encourage participants to articulate or imagine what sexual liberation might be like for their life and way of being (ontology), bring more clarity around values and desires, and/or increase awareness around areas that one aspires to unlearn, transform or heal.

Speakers
avatar for Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 224, x842. Advising: CC 224


Tuesday August 27, 2019 2:45pm - 5:45pm
Clockhouse

4:30pm

Resiliency Practices in These Times, Our Bodies Knowing: From Me to We... Improvisation, Somatics, Movement and Collective Healing
Our bodies are vessels of knowing and landscapes of inquiry, knowing, guidance and wisdom...and have been shaped by social, political, cultural and historical constructs. In this workshop we'll take time to attune to our embodied knowing, listening ourselves into presence, aware of community care in playful exploration, soft flow, strong energetic movement, inner quiet in connection with self and each other. What are some of the ways we listen to ourselves, and a partner, to trust our senses, our felt knowing, the nascent gestures of feeling, sensing, touch and breath? We'll draw from practices and principles of dance improvisation, contact improvisation, aikido, playback theatre, feldenkrais, theatre of the oppressed, authentic movement and the many ways we tend to ourselves, each other. and our collective liberation. 


Moderators
avatar for Lori Wynters

Lori Wynters

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 204, x835. Advising: CC 204Lori Wynters currently serves as the Interfaith Chaplain at SUNY New Paltz and as faculty at SUNY New Paltz and Vassar College. She holds a PhD in Community/Counseling Psychology, EdM in Counseling Psychology with a focus on somatic approaches... Read More →

Tuesday August 27, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cottage

5:45pm

Dinner
Tuesday August 27, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

7:00pm

In the Valley of Coming Forth - A Table Reading and Discussion of an Afrofuturist Post-Apocalyptic Play
Join us for a table reading of parts of a play that I am currently writing about the relationship that people of African descent and people racialized as white have with settler-colonial, imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist, cisheteropatriarchy. Set in a distant future after an environmental collapse and the fall and then resurrection of white supremacy, five people are locked in a
life-or-death struggle for power. The power to control others and the power to be free. Caught in a bitter cycle, who if any among them will survive? Let's talk about it and what this play offers us in considering the residency theme.

Speakers
avatar for H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

Faculty, Goddard College


Tuesday August 27, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Haybarn Theatre

9:00pm

Student-Initiated Group Meetings
Speakers

Tuesday August 27, 2019 9:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD
 
Wednesday, August 28
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Wednesday August 28, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

Advising Group Meetings
Wednesday August 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Advising Group Locations

10:30am

Charcoal Making (Part 1 of 2)
Part 1 will explore the fundamentals of charcoal making with earth ovens.

Part 2 is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon.  Participants will get to talk about, build, and run an earthen charcoal oven.  However, Part 2 is contingent on weather and other factors.

Speakers
JA

June Artiles-Perry

Returning Student, Goddard College


Wednesday August 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Cottage

10:30am

Food Medicine
Food Medicine is a 90 minute workshop exploring ways in which sourcing, preparing, and enjoying our meals can become profound healing practices for the ecology of both body and community. We will discuss traditional / ancestral cooking processes and the lost art of incorporating medicine into every meal through the use of fermentation, medicinal herbs and mushrooms, wild foods, and sustainably sourced animal bones and organs. We will inquire into the consequences of re-imagining our individual bodies as interdependent communities of micro-organisms in need of full-spectrum nourishment, and of rededicating significant amounts of our resources, time, and energy to food (from production to plate) in our modern and fast moving world. We will consider the revolutionary potential of food as medicine for mending our relationships with our bodies, families, communities, and ecosystems. Participants will leave with some simple and delicious recipes for nutrient dense foods that are healing to the gut, as well as suggestions for further reading and research.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Greenlee

Elena Greenlee

Guest Healer
Elena Greenlee was born in Brooklyn, NY to a multi-cultural family and has herself lived and worked in Brazil, Cuba, Colombia and California, seeking to understand stories of displacement, migration, cultural fraying, and ultimately belonging. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Film... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Clockhouse

11:45am

Lunch
Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

12:00pm

Getting started: for new students
Students will discuss issues including: juggling Goddard, work, family and more; preparing packets; working alone and in groups; building a strong relationship with your advisor; critical thinking, research, reflection and communication; and more.  

NOTE:  Collaborative Learning Groups, or CLG’s, are video conferences where small groups of students meet online during the semester to share their questions, concerns and accomplishments in an informal, collaborative setting, facilitated by faculty member Bobby Buchanan. Past student have found them to be extremely helpful.  

Speakers
BB

Bobby Buchanan

Faculty, Goddard College


Wednesday August 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

1:00pm

Faculty Meeting
Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Silo Lounge

1:00pm

Agony and Healing in Mathematics
If you ever suffered in math class, you might be glad to know that mathematicians suffer too. In 2017, the Slovenian mathematician Andrej Bauer wrote as follows.

From a psychological point of view, learning CONSTRUCTIVE mathematics is AGONIZING, for it requires one to first UNLEARN certain deeply ingrained intuitions and habits acquired during CLASSICAL mathematical training. (Caps mine.)

Bauer’s article was called “Five Stages of Accepting Constructive Mathematics”. Yes, the stages are those of Kübler-Ross: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. Learning to think constructively can be healing, can be seen as overcoming an addiction.

I assume that you’ve never heard of constructive or classical math. The constructivists are a vanishingly small deviant sect within mathematics. Almost all mathematicians are classical, and “mathematics” always means classical math.

You may wonder why you should give a hoot. Constructivists have a very different understanding of mathematical truth and belief, which might inform your experience of truth and belief in other contexts.    

I was trained as a classical mathematician. In mid-career I was mentored through a long painful conversion to constructive understanding. My mentors were two friends, both close to Errett Bishop, the founder of modern constructive math. The agony manifested as a mix of depression and anxiety. And then constructive thinking became joyful.

This will be a preview of a workshop at the SAND conference in October.

Speakers
avatar for Newcomb Greenleaf

Newcomb Greenleaf

Faculty, Goddard College


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Clockhouse

1:00pm

APL Session 2: Petition Workshop
This workshop is the first class of the six-week APL Petition preparation process. In order to participate in this session, students must have attended the APL informational workshop and had at least one individual meeting with Sb Sowbel, the APL Coordinator, for approval. Students will be given all needed materials to complete the APL petition; Students who were unable to attend the informational APL Workshop must have received permission from the APL Coordinator before attending this session. This is a required workshop for students pursuing APL this semester.

Speakers
avatar for Sb Sowbel

Sb Sowbel

APL Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: Manor 209, x215. I view the world through the lens of relationality–between, among, beyond disciplines, regions, sentience, dialects, norms, “of course” worlds, the tacit/the explicit, the fixed/the wobbly, the known/unknown/liminal. This bio means to build amity as... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Manor Oak Room

1:00pm

Charcoal Making (Part 2 of 2)
Part 2 is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon.  Participants will get to talk about, build, and run an earthen charcoal oven.  However, Part 2 is contingent on weather and other factors.

Speakers
JA

June Artiles-Perry

Returning Student, Goddard College


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Music Building

2:45pm

Concerning Violence - Film Screening and Discussion
Does violence ever have a legitimate role in social change? Come prepared to share your thoughts and consider the thoughts of others as we watch the documentary film, Concerning Violence, and discuss the considerations it raises about social transformation, revolution, decolonization, and liberatory struggle. In addition to providing case study examples, the film uses the thoughts and work of liberatory psychiatrist Frantz Fanon, poetically narrated by Lauryn Hill, to give us a 9-course meal to thoughtfully digest.

Speakers
avatar for H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

H. Herukhuti Sharif Williams

Faculty, Goddard College


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:45pm - 5:15pm
Haybarn Theatre

4:30pm

Worldview and Sustainability: Analyzing Environmental Discourses
Sustainability means different things to different people.  Some of these differences are the result of people having different underlying worldviews.  In his book, "The Politics of the Earth:  Environmental Discourses," John S. Dryzek uses discourse analysis to critically analyze and categorize 10 different environmental discourses that are often in conflict.  We'll explore his model and discuss how it might help us to understand different theories of sustainability and their underlying worldviews.   In the process, we'll reflect on our own understanding of sustainability and how it has been shaped by our own worldview, social identities and experiences.



Speakers
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208


Wednesday August 28, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CC207 Media Room

5:00pm

Life, Learning and Work After Goddard (round table in the back of the Dining Hall)
Join other students for an informal discussion guided by your interests, questions and concerns. This time is for students who are looking at transitions and new opportunities after Goddard. What are your questions about juggling life, finances, relationships, graduate school and anything else on your mind??? We will build a safe, supportive space for all. Multiple questions and interests, uncertainty, puzzlement, and difficulty is welcomed!

Speakers
BB

Bobby Buchanan

Faculty, Goddard College


Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dining Hall

5:45pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

7:00pm

Student, Faculty and Staff Reading
This is a wonderful opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to share some of their written work (finished pieces or works in progress). Perhaps you have a poem or an excerpt from a longer piece like a script or a fictional story that you’d like to read? Maybe you'd like to perform a spoken word piece; read part of an essay or article that you’ve been working on; or sing a song that you’ve written, to share the lyrics. There may be some of you who have been working on a collaborative piece of writing that you’d like to jointly read. At past residencies these events have been a lot of fun as well as deeply moving, and have covered a wide range of approaches to the written & spoken word. Planning to read for 5 minutes or less, will be allow space & time for more people to participate.

Speakers
MM

Mordecai Martin

Returning Student, Goddard College


Wednesday August 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Clockhouse

9:00pm

Student-Initiated Group Meetings
TBD

Speakers

Wednesday August 28, 2019 9:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD
 
Thursday, August 29
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Thursday August 29, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

Advising Group Meetings
Thursday August 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Advising Group Locations

9:45am

Mandatory Group Meeting for all New Direct and Graduate PLUS Loan New Borrowers Receiving Aid at Goddard for the First Time
Mandatory Group Meeting for all New Direct and Graduate PLUS Loan New Borrowers Receiving Aid at Goddard for the First Time, with a Financial Aid Counselor. This is a mandatory session for new and returning students who are receiving Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS loans for the first time at Goddard College. Please arrive on time. If you are unable to make this meeting, contact The Financial Aid Office at finaid@goddard.edu or ext. 234 or 303.  NOTE:  Students who need to attend this meeting can leave Advising Group early.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel O'Neil

Manuel O'Neil

Financial Aid Counselor, Goddard College


Thursday August 29, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am
Clockhouse

10:30am

Undergraduate Innovations: Looking Forward (REQUIRED for all students Levels 1-7)
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Van Hoy

Sarah Van Hoy

Faculty, Goddard College
Sarah Van Hoy is an anthropologist, acupuncturist, herbalist, psychotherapist, and championess of creative thinkers. As a faculty member, Sarah is committed to nourishing learning that intentionally connects our sensual, intellectual, and political lives. In addition to teaching in... Read More →
UF

UGP Faculty

Goddard College
avatar for Muriel Shockley

Muriel Shockley

Program Director, Goddard College
Office: CC 220, x815


Thursday August 29, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Haybarn Theatre

11:45am

Lunch
Thursday August 29, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall

1:00pm

APL Session 3: Portfolio Meeting (REQUIRED for students in the portfolio phase of the APL process)
Mandatory meeting for students in the portfolio phase of the APL process.

Speakers
avatar for Sb Sowbel

Sb Sowbel

APL Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: Manor 209, x215. I view the world through the lens of relationality–between, among, beyond disciplines, regions, sentience, dialects, norms, “of course” worlds, the tacit/the explicit, the fixed/the wobbly, the known/unknown/liminal. This bio means to build amity as... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Manor Oak Room

1:00pm

SDG Flashcards: Exploring the Sustainable Development Goals
This is interactive and participative workshop that invites all participants to explore the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a set of Flashcards with more than 200 questions structured within the Gaia Education four dimensions for sustainability (ecological, social, economic and worldview).  We'll familiarize ourselves with the SDG's, explore interconnections among them, and critically analyze them from a variety of perspectives.  We'll also discuss their relevance to the North American context and how we might work towards them in our local communities.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Stupski

Karen Stupski

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Goddard College
Office: CC 208, x819. Advising: CC 208


Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Clockhouse

1:00pm

Theory that Promises Salvation: A look at theories (and practices) that ask us to open our minds to risky or crazy possibilities, different perspectives on society, politics, and the welfare of all living creatures, including the earth.
I’ll be introducing Hanzi Freinacht’s “metamodernist” approaches that concern “life, science, reality, spirituality, society and the human being,” (among others). Many theories evaluated by Freinacht cross all areas of inquiry so please join me to examine some of his proposals for creating an equitable society. An example of his range: “there is a physiological, deeply embodied, side to inequality—and it reaches all the way down to the biochemical level, affecting long-term processes that steer our lives and shape society” (Freinacht, Hanzi. Nordic Ideology, Kindle Locations 3239-3240).

Handouts will be posted on the Residency Handout site. In the meantime, please check out some of the following:
Hanzi Freinacht’s website: https://metamoderna.org/author/hanzi
Abramson, “What is Metamodernism?” (largely from arts perspectives):
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-metamodernism_b_586e7075e4b0a5e600a788cd
Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands, Bergman & Montgomery’s Joyful Militancy are also relevant.

Speakers
KC

Karen Campbell

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: Studies 206, x839. Advising: Studies 206


Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CC207 Media Room

2:45pm

Student Council Community Meeting
These meetings are a forum for students to bring their thoughts and questions concerning Community Life and Goddard in general. They are also an opportunity to hear about the work of Goddard's Student Council and to provide input into the overall Student Council agenda for the coming year. All students are encouraged to attend. Please bring your questions and concerns.

Speakers

Thursday August 29, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Dining Hall

4:30pm

IRB Workshop: Research, Thoughtful Action, and Ethical Inquiry (Part 2 of 2) (REQUIRED for students who are submitting an IRB proposal this semester)
These sessions invite students into an examination of the ethical considerations associated with research and thoughtful action. A key component of this discussion is an introductory overview of research and thoughtful action methods. Participation in this two-part workshop fulfills half of the eligibility requirements to collect data from human or nonhuman beings; to do thoughtful action interventions or social change projects; or to work in sacred spaces. The second part of the workshop assists people in developing their Research Ethics Initial Screening Forms. (If you are planning to submit an IRB proposal, you need to have attended Part 1 of these workshops in the past year. You still need to come to Part 2 this round if you are submitting an IRB proposal this semester.)

Speakers
avatar for Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: CC 224, x842. Advising: CC 224
KC

Karen Campbell

Faculty, Goddard College
Office: Studies 206, x839. Advising: Studies 206


Thursday August 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Clockhouse

5:30pm

Cabaret Set Up
Speakers

Thursday August 29, 2019 5:30pm - 8:15pm
TBD

5:45pm

Dinner
Thursday August 29, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall

6:00pm

In the thick of it: for returning students
Returning students will discuss: working with the study contracts; artistic and personal growth; critical thinking, research and expression; time management, project planning, bibliographies and more.

NOTE:  Collaborative Learning Groups, or CLG’s, are video conferences where small groups of students meet online during the semester to share their questions, concerns and accomplishments in an informal, collaborative setting, facilitated by faculty member Bobby Buchanan. Past student have found them to be extremely helpful.

Speakers
BB

Bobby Buchanan

Faculty, Goddard College


Thursday August 29, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Dining Hall

8:15pm

Cabaret
Thursday August 29, 2019 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Haybarn Theatre
 
Friday, August 30
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Friday August 30, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Dining Hall

9:00am

Advising Group Meetings
Friday August 30, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Advising Group Locations

10:00am

Closing Session
Speakers
avatar for Muriel Shockley

Muriel Shockley

Program Director, Goddard College
Office: CC 220, x815


Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
TBD

11:45am

Lunch
Friday August 30, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dining Hall