Convener: Matthew Kruer, CTL Graduate Fellow, History
Location: College Hall 214
Summary: This workshop will focus on crafting written evaluations, such as letters of recommendation and other formal assessments of student capacities. Using concrete samples, Professors Frederick Dickinson and Sarah Barringer Gordon will share their advice and expertise on a range of topics surrounding formal letters, ranging from foundational matters like expected length and tone of address, to more delicate issues, such as discussing students’ shortcomings or when it is appropriate to decline requests to write a letter.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History department and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.