This Week for Grad Students: October 1, 2018

by | Oct 1, 2018

Are you getting ready to go on the academic job market? The CTL offers a number of ways to help you effectively develop your teaching and provide evidence of your teaching experience in applications and interviews.

Approaching the Job Market

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

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 & 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, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Upcoming Events

CTLgrads Learning Community: Peer-to-Peer Learning

Research has shown that student attention spans are limited: after 10 or 15 minutes of lecture even the most engaged students’ attention will drift off. By incorporating peer-to-peer interaction into our teaching, we can improve engagement and optimize learning. This session takes a deep dive into peer review. Examining various implementation and assessment strategies, we will focus on how to curate a peer review process that is constructive, effective, and forges a stronger community. Lunch provided to registered participants! Register.

Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

Essentials of Teaching and Learning – Facilitating Learning Beyond the Classroom: Grading & Feedback

Join us for a two-hour workshop focused on giving you tools to grade accurately, efficiently, and encouragingly. You will learn approaches to grading that encourage students to focus more on their improvement and less on bottom line scores. We will discuss the use of rubrics to help streamline and standardize grading, while helping students better understand what is valuable in the topic and discipline. Register.

Date: Monday, October 8
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

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