RDE Faculty Retreat Fall 2018

Friday-Saturday, September 28–29 & Saturday, October 6

Drawing inspiration from the efforts led by the (Modern Language Association (ConnectedAcademics) and the American Historical Association (Career Diversity) to reimagine doctoral training, the Fall 2018 RDE Faculty Retreat — taking place Sept. 28–29 and Oct. 6 — will focus on the best pedagogical practices for instilling capacities essential for success both within academia and in the world beyond. Presentations and hands-on workshops will cover areas such as project management, collaborative research and writing, communicating with multiple audiences, and building partnerships with community organizations. Participants will receive a $500 honorarium.

The deadline to apply has passed.

Workshop Agenda



Friday, September 28, 2018 (9a to 5p)

9:00 to 9:30                 Introductions and Overview

9:30 to 10:30               Presentation #1: The Big Picture

Kathryn Temple, English, Georgetown University

11:00 to 12:30             Workshop #1: Connected

facilitator: Stacy Hartman, Project Manager, Connected Academics

12:30 to 1:30               Working Lunch #1: The Local Humanities Ecosystem (Museums and the Arts)

Lois Conley, The Griot Museum of Black History

Jess Luther, KWMU

Kelly Pollock, Center of Creative Arts

Elizabeth Wyckoff, Saint Louis Art Museum

1:30 to 2:30                 Presentation #2: The Humanities and Their Publics

Stephen Aron, History, University of California, Los Angeles                         

3:00 to 4:30                 Workshop #2: Podcasts and Publics

Pannill Camp, Performing Arts, WUSTL 

Melanie Micir, English, WUSTL 


Saturday, September 29, 2018 (9a to 4p)

9:00 to 10:30               Presentation #3: Design, Curation, and Exhibition

Abigail McEwen, Art History, University of Maryland 

11:00 to 12:30             Workshop #3: Design and Exhibition

Samuel Shearer, Weil Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities, WUSTL 

Betha Whitlow, Curator of Visual Resources, Art History, WUSTL

12:30 to 1:30               Working Lunch #2: The Local Humanities Ecosystem (Education)

Eleanor Des Prez, English, Burroughs High School

Haliday Douglas, St. Louis Public Schools

Nadia Ghasedi, Special Collections, WUSTL Libraries

Layla Goushey, St. Louis Community College

1:30 to 3:00                RDE Support for Cross-Training, Curricular Innovation and Studiolabs              


Saturday, October 6, 2018 (9a to 12p)

9:30 to 11:00               Presentation #5: Training Graduate Students for Community College Teaching

Cathy Davidson, Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative, City University of New York Graduate Center

11:00 to 12:00             Wrap-up

If you have any questions, please contact Jean Allman at jallman@wustl.edu


Note: An earlier call for applications listed the workshop dates as Sept. 14-15 and Oct. 6. The first workshop meetings were rescheduled in May 2018.

Register to participate

The deadline to apply has passed.


Monday, August 20

application deadline

Friday-SaturdaySeptember 28–29 

1st workshop meetings

Saturday, October 6 

2nd workshop meeting