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2016-2017 Teaching IDEAS Series

Teaching Triangles

Tuesday, September 13, 3:00 to 4:45 pm
This orientation is for graduate student instructors who are teaching or TAing a class in fall term 2016 and would like to participate in peer teaching observation and feedback. More information

Surviving Your Dissertation: Writing Groups and Other Survival Tools

Monday, September 26, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
This workshop will present useful strategies for structuring your writing life, including thinking about the role that writing groups can play in completing a major project in a timely, and even enjoyable, manner. More information

Improve Your Course with Mid-Semester Feedback

Thursday, September 29, 12:00 to 1:00
Students can help you improve your teaching. In this workshop, we will consider several different ways of gathering actionable feedback from students at mid-semester using surveys, Small Group Instructional Feedback and focus groups. Graduate students who’d like to attend this event should have teaching responsibilities this term. Hosted by CIT. More information

Take Your Teaching Skills Anywhere: identifying Transferable Skills from your teaching experiences

Monday, October 3, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
This interactive workshop will help you identify the transferable skills you’ve cultivated through your teaching and mentoring experiences and market them effectively in your application materials. More information

Lunch with Certificate in College Teaching Faculty

Friday, October 21, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
At this lunchtime event, meet a panel of CCT instructors to learn about the range of courses offered in the program and get insight into each CCT class being offered in Spring 2017. More information

 

Teaching Triangles

Tuesday, January 31, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, French Family Science Center 2231
Dr Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

This orientation is for graduate student instructors who are teaching or TAing a class in spring term 2017 and would like to participate in peer teaching observation and feedback. More information and registration.

 

Training Versatile Humanists: Portfolios as a Candidacy Requirement for the PhD

Tuesday, Feb 7, 12:00 - 1:30, Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)   
Dr Maria Wisdom, Moderator

Join a graduate faculty panel for a lively lunchtime conversation about the advantages and potential challenges of incorporating portfolios into doctoral candidacy requirements. More information and registration.

Assessment, Evaluation and Student Portfolios on the Job Market

Monday, March 20, 12:00 - 1:30, Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
Dr Matt Serra, Director of Assessment, Trinity College
In this session, Dr. Matt Serra will discuss student portfolios broadly construed: how they work, what purpose they serve and, significantly, what graduate students and/or faculty should be doing with portfolios to reflect on and document their research and teaching. More information and registration.

From Fake News to Clickbait: Teaching Students to Evaluate Online Information

Monday, April 3, 12:00 - 1:30, Perkins 217
Susan Thananopavarn, Ph.D., Associate Director of Outreach, Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program, Duke University
Hannah Rozear, Linda Daniel, and Jennifer Willis, Research & Instructional Services Librarians, Duke University

A recent Stanford study concluded that most students lack the critical skills to evaluate different kinds of online information. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss recent research about students’ online reasoning skills, identify specific skill gaps among Duke students, and suggest lessons and activities that can be incorporated into the classroom. More information and registration.

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session

Monday, May 1, 1:00 - 3:00, Perkins 217
Dr Hugh Crumley & panel of current PFF Fellows
This panel of current PFF fellows will describe their experience in the program, which provides a yearlong experience for PhD students and postdocs to prepare them for the multiple roles they may be asked to assume as future faculty members in a variety of academic institutions. The application process will also be discussed. More information and registration.