We Feed Your Brain While You Feed Your Body

When: Second and Fourth Wednesdays during the academic year from 12-1 pm 
Where: Faculty/Staff Lounge, Wyllie L247 (inside the library) 

Food For Thought Overview

These casual discussions over the lunch hour provide opportunities to learn about emerging ideas and challenges in higher education, spotlight experienced instructors sharing innovative teaching practices, and provide an environment for friendly discussions in a low-stakes environment. In other words, no homework is required! 

Food for Thought gatherings will generally open with a 10-minute introduction to a current challenge, trending topic, or idea worth sharing related to higher education, with the rest of the hour dedicated to open conversation about how we might approach the issue at Parkside or in our own spaces. Presenters may share additional resources for further study but these are entirely optional and there is no preparation required to attend.

We welcome your suggestions for topics and encourage you to submit them using this survey or by approaching one of the organizers at any Food for Thought gathering.

No registration required!

What to Bring: 

  • Your lunch  
    • Microwave and toaster oven available for use in the lounge 
    • Book & Brew and Wyllie Market are nearby options for food purchases 
  • An open and curious mind 
  • Your hunger for new ideas and community! 

Suggestions & Feedback Survey

Do you have a session idea that you'd love to see presented at a Food for Thought? Or do you have general feedback for the CEITL team and what they can do to make Food for Thoughts fun and engaging? Let us know using the Suggestions & Feedback Survey button!

Fall 2023 Schedule

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date Topic
September 27 Using Mentimeter for Group Interaction
October 11 AI Detectors: Yay or Nay?
October 25 Meet your Faculty Ombudsperson
November 8 Grants, From Thought to Submission and How the Grants Office Can Help You
November 22 Cancelled for Holiday
December 13 Semester Wrap Up Discussion


Date Topic
February 14 Best Practices We Love for the New Semester
February 28 Cancelled
March 13 Cancelled
March 27 The Positive Power of Reading Fiction
April 10 Parkside Day! 
April 24 AI in Academia: What are Large Language Models (LLMs)?
May 8 TBD


Where: Faculty/Staff Lounge, Wyllie L247 (inside the library)

When: Second and Fourth Wednesdays during the academic year from 12-1 PM 

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