This Week for Grad Students: August 27, 2018

by | Aug 27, 2018

Get a head start on fall course planning with our offerings for faculty! You can request in-person consultations to get support for your teaching and learning needs. The CTL also offers “Workshops To Go” — an on-demand offering for departments or programs that wish to host a short pedagogical workshop for their faculty.

Approaching the Job Market

As you get ready to go on the market, take advantage of programming and services to refine your teaching portfolio, teaching statement, diversity statement, syllabi, public speaking, and presentation skills. Learn more about our offerings here 

Writing a Teaching Statement (2-part)
Are you drafting a teaching statement for the academic job market? In this two-part series, you will have a hands-on opportunity to gather ideas and draft effective components of your teaching statement.

Date: Thursday, September 6 / Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Building Your Portfolio
What counts as evidence of your teaching practice and how can you best organize it for the job market? In this workshop, learn about the content and purpose of a teaching portfolio on the academic job market, reflect on your own teaching experience, and take inventory of the evidence you already have.

Date: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Syllabus from Scratch (2-part)
Drafting a syllabus for the first time? This two-part series will introduce you to the key elements of an effective syllabus and help you define learning goals and assessment methods that will promote student learning in your course.

Date: Wednesday, October 3 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Writing a Diversity Statement
Diversity statements are becoming increasingly common in the academic job application process, but what are they and how do you write one? In this workshop, learn about the components of a reflective and thoughtful diversity statement, see sample statements, and brainstorm your first draft.

Date: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Upcoming Events

Essentials of Teaching and Learning

The Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshops offer new or developing graduate student instructors approaches to better facilitate student learning and improve teaching practices. Topics include:

Register and join us for lunch (12:00 PM – 1:45 PM) at Butler Library Room 212 to deepen insight that you have started to develop at teaching orientations or in early teaching experiences. Learn more here.

Course Management: Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of a course management system that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses. During the workshop, instructors learn how to migrate their content from CourseWorks (Sakai), navigate Canvas, manage syllabus and course materials, use quizzing tools, and utilize communication features in the system.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 204

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