Even though our 2021 seminar will be virtual, we want our participants to know a bit about our host campus!
Hood College is an independent liberal arts college known for its outstanding faculty, research opportunities, experiential learning, and beautiful campus. Hood is located in historic Frederick, MD just an hour from both Washington, DC and Baltimore.
Like schools and colleges everywhere, Hood has been faced with the COVID challenge of adapting many of our traditional, face-to-face courses into hybrid, bimodal, and online learning experiences. The college has supported this transition with extensive professional development opportunities for faculty, focusing not only on the nuts-and-bolts of effective online teaching and learning but also on the important issues of equity and inclusion in online spaces. The College’s Digital Learning Coordinator is working with the Co-Directors to make our virtual seminar an engaging learning experience for all of us!
Hood College’s Beneficial-Hodson Library and Information Technology Center will be an important resource for participants working on individual research projects; participants will be granted full library privileges during the seminar. The library has undergone a major renovation in the past year to become a learning commons that blends traditional library resources with digital learning, so its collections are well-suited to supporting our virtual seminar. You’ll have access to more than 200,000 e-books, 45,000 full-text electronic periodicals, and friendly research librarians who are always happy to help with a new project!
Once it’s possible for all of us to travel again, we hope you’ll visit us in-person! Downtown Frederick and its vibrant Main Street is a short walk from Hood’s campus. There you’ll find an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes (all of which have mastered the art of safe takeout!) and unique specialty shops, galleries, museums and theaters in Civil War-era buildings. Carroll Creek Park boasts a walking path with plenty of seating and public art.
Just a couple of blocks from campus, Baker Park boasts 58 acres of tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, Culler Lake, a public swimming pool, playgrounds, a band shell and a walking path to Downtown Frederick.