Virtual Water Cooler

During the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, working and teaching remotely, we didn't have the opportunity to engage in the impromptu conversations with colleagues that often happen on campus—in the hallways, over the water cooler or coffee pot, in the faculty dining hall or outside Gleeson Library. So CTE offered a Virtual Water Cooler: an informal online meeting space for teachers across campus to gather in community every first Thursday of the month during lunch to share stories and ideas, to brainstorm and troubleshoot, and to seek advice about our teaching practice.