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2017 Spring Teaching IDEAS Series

Spring 2017 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.