“Telling Stories That Matter to People Who Matter.”  The 2nd Annual New England Regional Mini-Retreat – Friday, July 20, 2018 – 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Young Building, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode, Island

The Salve Regina University Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to join us at our Newport, Rhode Island campus on Friday, July 20, 2018 for the 2nd Annual New England CTL complimentary mini-retreat.  This year’s retreat, “Telling Stories That Matter to People Who Matter”, is focused on the key question, “What are feasible ways to document the impact of your center to key people who most need to know about it?”

This interactive conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Mary C. Write, Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brown University. She is also Past President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education. Her research interests include evaluation of teaching and learning innovations, measuring the impact of educational development services, graduate student professional development, and curricular assessment of student learning. Her book, Always at Odds?: Creating Alignment Between Faculty and Administrative Values, was published in 2008 by SUNY Press. She likes to tweet about educational development and research on teaching and learning: @Mary_C_Wright.

Retreat Details and Agenda:

Retreat Title: Telling Stories That Matter to People Who Matter
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Location: Young Building

Salve Regina University

518 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840

Agenda: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Check-in and Breakfast Social
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – What are the key questions in CTL Evaluation?11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – How can I best communicate the answers?
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  –  Lunch Provided
1:00 PM to   2:00 PM –  CTL evaluation planning
2:00 PM to   3:00 PM –  What is next?
3:00 PM to   3:30 PM –  Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Outcomes: · Build collegial relationships

· Discuss key questions CTLs often as about their work and reflect on how to tailor these to our own contexts

· Examine ways CTLs make visible their work and give peer feedback on our annual reports or other documents

· Develop a preliminary evaluation matrix for our centers, aligning key questions and data sources, to think about center-wide evaluation comprehensively

· Continue a vision for staying connected for ongoing support

To register for the event, click on the link below:


If multiple people will be attending the event have each attendee use the link above to register separately.

If you having any questions, please contact Carole Currie: [email protected], 401-341-2329.

We hope you can attend and look forward to meeting you at the retreat.

Retreat Hosts and Planning Team

Carole Currie – Retreat Host
Salve Regina University
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Jameson F. Chace – Retreat Host
Salve Regina University
Director of Faculty Development, Associate Professor
Libby Bischof – Planning Committee
University of Southern Maine
Director, Center for Collaboration and Development 
Edward O’Neill – Planning Committee
2017 Retreat Facilitator
Gerol Petruzella – Planning Committee
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Associate Director of Academic Technology
Catherine Zeek
Lasell College
Dean of Curricular and Faculty Innovation

Link to pictures from the 2017 1st Annual New England Regional CTL Mini-Treat:


Link to white board and Notes from the 2017 retreat:




We have the unique opportunity to offer you simple dorm room accommodations at the Young Building located at 518 Bellevue Avenue in Newport with free parking and easy access to the trolley line to downtown.

Our furnished dorm rooms have twin beds, a desk and a closet at $75 per person per night for a double or $95 per person per night for a single. We provide bed linens, a pillow, blanket and towels. All rooms are air-conditioned.

Check in on Thursday evening is from 3-9 at the Young Building.  If you plan to arrive after 9pm you will check in at Security located at Tobin Hall, 167 Webster Street, Newport, RI 02840

If you would like to book housing, please click on the link below. Be sure to click all the way through to the end to the payment section.


If you have any questions regarding overnight accommodations, please contact Mariann Maida at 401.341.2197 from 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday or [email protected].