Events



Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum:
Challenge, Stress and Distress in the Classroom: Teaching Student Mental Well-Being

Professors Robert Ghrist, Electrical and Systems Engineering and Susan Margulies, Bioengineering

Monday, February 27 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: Levine 512

Summary: The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on a different theme and is moderated by two faculty members. All faculty, from experienced to novice teachers, are invited to participate. To encourage open discussion, registration is limited twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Academic Freedom and Free Speech in the Classroom: A Panel Discussion on Opportunities, Tensions, Limits and the Implications for Our Teaching

Professors Sigal Ben-Porath, Education, Carolyn Marvin, Annenberg and David Rudovsky, Law

Tuesday, February 28 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: In this open panel disscussion Sigal Ben-Porath of Education, Carolyn Marvin of Annenberg, and David Rudovsky of Law will discuss the meanings of academic freedom and free speech in the classroom and the implications of those ideas for taking stands in class, shaping the terms of classroom discussions, and making space for student perspectives. This discussion of both our teaching practices and the rules and traditions that shape those practices. We will addresses faculty concerns, in the current moment of political change, about factors that may open up or constrain what we can say in the classroom and how we create a classroom environment that encourages intellectual inquiry. All faculty, graduate students and other instructors are welcome. The session will include time for informal conversation at the close.

Teaching With Technology:
Using Multi-Media Creative Projects To Help Students Understand Complicated Material

Professors Deborah Thomas, Anthropology and David Comberg, Design

Friday, March 17 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: Teaching with Technology discussions bring faculty together to discuss why and how they might use specific technologies in their teaching. Each conversation focuses on a different goal or challenge and on particular technologies faculty use to address those aims. Each session is moderated by two faculty members, who will share their experiences and guide the discussion; instructional technology support staff will also participate to help faculty consider how to implement the ideas discussed. Faculty from across Penn are welcome. To encourage interactive discussion, though, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
Lunch is provided for all those who register in advance.

Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum:
Motivating Students and Getting Them Excited to Think in Your Class

Professors Mark Allen, Electrical and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Igor Bargatin, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Wednesday, March 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: Towne 108

Summary: The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on a different theme and is moderated by two faculty members. All faculty, from experienced to novice teachers, are invited to participate. To encourage open discussion, registration is limited twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Faculty-to-Faculty:
Helping Students To Learn From Their Work And Feedback On It

Professors Brian Gregory, Biology and Meg Kassabaum, Anthropology

Thursday, March 23 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Faculty-To-Faculty:
Teaching Contentious Topics

Professors Jonathan Moreno, History and Sociology of Science, and Medical Ethics and Heather Sharkey, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Thursday, April 20 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty Events

Location: CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Summary: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
The Center for Teaching and Learning provides lunch for all those who register in advance.