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2018-2019 Teaching IDEAS Series

take your teaching skills anywhere

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.