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Teaching IDEAS Series

Instructional Development for Excellence And Success is an annual workshop series open to Duke graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. Invited speakers in this series will draw upon their experience to address topics relevant to classroom teaching, dealing with students, or faculty life and career paths. You will learn how to:

  • recognize the complex dimensions of classroom teaching and faculty life,
  • analyze difficult teaching situations and respond creatively,
  • improve your teaching skills by drawing upon various resources at Duke,
  • plan and design courses with the student perspective in mind, and
  • engage in scholarly conversations about college teaching and learning.

Fall 2021

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Supporting Trans* Scholars (Webinar)

    In this webinar, Dr. D-L Stewart will address the key questions and strategies needed to support trans* scholars, but also to reform and transform how we consider gender in the academy. Through discussion of institutional systems and processes, career advancement, microaggressions, and trans* resilience, attendees will gain greater insight into how they and their institutions can support trans* scholars. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Teaching with Empathy and for Equity at the Graduate Level (Webinar)

    Are you an advanced-stage PhD student considering a faculty career that will include graduate teaching? In this webinar, we will discuss how faculty can effectively, efficiently, and inclusively advise, mentor, teach, and support their graduate students. We will discuss strategies for building a foundation of trust in graduate teaching and mentoring relationships, providing constructive feedback on student work, and being advocates for students' needs. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    The Teaching Statement: A Workshop

    A teaching portfolio is more than a collection of documents: it is set of claims about your teaching and evidence to support them. In this workshop, you will examine how claims and evidence can be framed in way that allows you demonstrate your skill (or potential) as a university instructor in a teaching statement supported by materials created by you.

Past Workshops

 

Contact

Courtnea Rainey, PhD
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation
The Graduate School, Duke University
courtnea.rainey@duke.edu