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New Instructor Orientation - Spring 2015

Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Date(s): Monday, January 12, 2015 to Friday, February 13, 2015
Time(s): Angel access information will be provided to participants via email
Location: Online Course
Cindy RaynakGood teaching involves planning, lots of it and at every level. This online, self-directed workshop, open to all new instructors at Penn State, is offered at the start of each semester through Angel, Penn State’s course management system. Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak, Senior Instructional Designer, this self directed workshop will provide you with a brief introduction to the resources and strategies that are crucial to good teaching and planning.


Registered participants will receive an email with ANGEL access information.

Applying for Academic Jobs

Presented by Kathy Jackson, Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time(s): 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park
Kathy Jackson

Thinking of a career in academia? Whether you are interested in teaching at a community college, small liberal arts school, or a research-intensive university, this workshop will introduce you to the process of applying for academic jobs. Participants will learn about the job search timeline and suggestions for preparing early. Example job application materials will be discussed. Graduate students of any year and post-docs are welcome to attend this workshop led by Senior Research Associate and Instructional Consultant Kathy Jackson and Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman.


Takeaways: Guidelines on job-search timing and materials