Events



Religious Exceptionalism: Teaching Religion in the Academy

Professor Jamal Elias, Religious Studies

Friday, April 25 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Rose Muravchick, CTL Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies

Location: 2nd floor lounge, Cohen Hall

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Religious Studies department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward CTL Teaching Certificate.

The Art of the Teaching Demo

Sarah Nicolazzo and Sunny Yang

Tuesday, April 29 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Bronwyn Wallace, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

Location: English Department Graduate Lounge (FBH 330)

Summary: Teaching for the job market can be a daunting task. How can you prepare to teach in an unfamiliar environment? How can you best showcase yourself as a committed teacher in the limited space of a teaching demo? What can you do far in advance of your experience on the job market to develop the skills and dispositions you will need in order to successfully navigate teaching on the market? We will address these questions and more in a workshop led by two successful veterans of the academic job market, who will share their experiences demonstrating their teaching during campus visits.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the English department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching For the Job Market

Professor Melanie Adley, Associate Director, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program

Tuesday, April 29 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Bridget Swanson, CTL Graduate Fellow, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Location: The Max Kade Center, Room 329 A (3401 Walnut St.)

Summary: Academic job descriptions often indicate that the suitable candidate will demonstrate a “strong commitment to and excellence in teaching.” How does this phrase translate into the concrete components of a teaching portfolio, interview, and on-campus teaching demo? In this workshop, Dr. Melanie Adley will discuss how to: build a concrete and robust teaching profile from the start, create materials (course proposals, sample syllabi, and a teaching philosophy) that best convey one’s research and teaching abilities and interests, anticipate and respond to questions in the interview process, demonstrate one’s teaching in an on-campus setting.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the German department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Mentoring Undergraduates Outside the Classroom

Professors Lori Flanagan-Cato and Javier Medina, Psychology

Tuesday, May 13 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Tanya Weerakkody, CTL Graduate Fellow, Neuroscience

Location: Stemmler 215

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Neuroscience Graduate Group and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

[NEW DATE] Fostering Diversity in STEM Education

Edward Marshall (Director of Upward Bound Math & Science) & Dr. Horace DeLisser (Associate Professor of Medicine & Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion)

Thursday, May 29 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Tanya Weerakkody, CTL Graduate Fellow, Neuroscience

Location: Stemmler 215

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Neuroscience program and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.