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2017 Fall Teaching IDEAS Series

The Tech-Savvy Job Search

Monday, September 11, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Perkins 217
Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use an RSS aggregator to simultaneously collect search results from hundreds of job posting sites, including the Chronicle of Higher Education and many other well-established, reputable sources of academic job postings (it really is much more efficient than getting email alerts.) Bring your laptop. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration. Workshop handout.

The TeACHING statement

Monday, October 2, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Perkins 217
Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

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 (such as videos, handouts and student assignments). Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.

Structuring the classroom for inclusive teaching

Monday, October 23, 11:30 to 1:30 pm, Perkins 217
Dr. Kelly Hogan, Assistant Dean for Instructional Innovation, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Viji Sathy, Teaching Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC-Chapel Hill

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Viji Sathy will highlight the need for high course structure and model techniques designed to elicit equity in the classroom. This event is sponsored by the Center for Instructional Technology, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) COMPASS, The Graduate School, and the Teaching for Equity Fellows Program. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.

Searching for fertile ground: The Role of Personal Values in Influencing PhD Career Interests and Diversifying the STEM Workforce

Tuesday, November 14, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Perkins 217
Dr. Johnna Frierson,  ‎Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Pratt School of Engineering

Today's STEM workforce offers a plethora of options for graduates to consider upon PhD completion. Interestingly, the declining availability of faculty positions combined with the expansion of job opportunities resulted in a waning interest in academic careers. However, PhD graduates from underrepresented groups are disproportionately choosing to pursue careers outside of academia, and the underlying reasons for these disparate patterns are not well understood. In this workshop, we discuss some of the literature and potential best practices that address these dynamics. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.