A Day in May

A Day in May

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9:00-2:20pm

Theme: Scholarship and Creative Work as a Sustaining Community Practice. Please join us for A Day in May on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Click on "A Day in May" title above to view our blended conference program, which includes virtual workshops, showcases, and community-building sessions, as well as asynchronous showcases available online beginning May 18th. The program also includes two opportunities to gather with colleagues on campus, in person and outdoors, at a 10:15AM coffee break and 12:30PM lunch. We hope to see many of you at President Cevallos's retirement party following A Day in May as well. Whether you’re registering for the virtual sessions or in-person gatherings on campus, please register by Friday, May 13th.

Scholarship and creative work are a central part of what drives us professionally and intellectually. Engaging with new questions, collecting data, doing archival or field work, and sharing our learnings in writing, art, music, or other media can bring great joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment. The pursuit of these activities, however, is often complicated and sometimes impeded by the myriad other responsibilities which make up our busy lives. The intense impact of the pandemic has made it even more challenging to engage in research and creative work and, in some cases, has prevented us from doing so altogether.

Despite these challenges, the faculty and librarians at Framingham State are involved in a diverse range of exciting research efforts. Others of us are seeking new opportunities to engage in and reconnect with our scholarly and creative ventures. To meet our collective, evolving needs, we are reimagining A Day in May 2022 to include presentations and active engagement from all members of our community, not just those who have benefited from CELTSS funding. Just as January Day is a day to learn from one another as we share our insights and expertise regarding advising and pedagogy, A Day in May 2022 will be a day to celebrate the joyful, impactful, intellectually stimulating scholarship and creative work embodied on our campus, as well as to provide community-based, actionable support to move our individual scholarly and creative endeavors forward.