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2018-2019 Teaching IDEAS Series

take your teaching skills anywhere (this event was cancelled due to hurricane florence)

Monday, September 17, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Rubenstein Library, Room 249
Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development

While many of us hope for a career in the academy, it’s never a bad idea to keep our options open. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Bostrom will discuss how our teaching experiences are an ideal way to help potential employers understand the crucial skills we’ve learned in graduate school—skills that are transferable to careers beyond a university setting. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.

 

Eliminating Achievement gaps through data analytics

Friday, October 19, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Gross Hall 107
Dr. Tim Renick, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice Provost, and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University

Through a discussion of innovations ranging from chatbots and predictive analytics to meta-majors and completion grants, the session will cover lessons learned from Georgia State’s transformation and outline several practical steps that campuses can take to improve outcomes for underserved students. More information and registration.

 

How to evaluate online information and combat fake news

Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Rubenstein Library, Room 153
Dr. Francisco Ramos, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation

In this hands-on workshop, Dr. Ramos 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. Please bring a device or laptop. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.

 

take your teaching skills anywhere

Tuesday, February 12, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Tarasoff Family Reading Room, Perkins Library, Room 218
Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development

How can you capitalize on the skills you’ve developed through the many hours you’ve devoted to teaching? These skills can help you position yourself for success in industry, government, nonprofit, or academic administration. In this interactive workshop Dr. Melissa Bostrom, assistant dean for graduate student professional development, will help you uncover how our teaching experiences are an ideal way to help potential employers understand the crucial skills we’ve learned in graduate school—skills that are transferable to a variety of careers beyond faculty positions. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.

This event is co-sponsored by The Graduate School, Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.

 

5 Active Learning techniques in 45 minutes

Monday, March 18, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Room 217
Seth Anderson and Randy Riddle, Duke Learning Innovation

In this workshop, participants will engage in five simple active learning methods that they can try in their own courses. Discover how to make your classroom more fun and engaging and how to encourage deeper learning with your students with techniques that can be used in both small seminars and large classes. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.

 

Personality Types and College Teaching

Monday, April 1, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Perkins Library 217
Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development
Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Interactions between instructors and students in the classroom are influenced by a number of factors, including our personality types and preferences for how we take in information and make decisions. In this (very active) workshop, MBTI-certified facilitators Drs. Hugh Crumley and Melissa Bostrom will lead a series of activities to explore how we can better understand our own personality type and those of our students. More information and registration.