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Applying for Academic Jobs

Presented by Kathy Jackson, Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Time(s): 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 7A Sparks Building, University Park

Kathy JacksonThinking 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

Teaching a Large Class Effectively

Presented by Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time(s): 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park

Classes of 100 or more can be opportunities to reach many students at one time—or they can be painful to all involved. Join Graduate Consultants Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert for Teaching a Large Class Effectively.

 

Takeaways: Tips on mapping out punctuated lectures, creating a small-class atmosphere, and using assessments that gather key information without overwhelming the instructor.

Teaching a Large Class Effectively

Presented by Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
Time(s): 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 7A Sparks Building, University Park

Classes of 100 or more can be opportunities to reach many students at one time—or they can be painful to all involved. Join Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman for Teaching a Large Class Effectively.

 

Takeaways: Tips on mapping out punctuated lectures, creating a small-class atmosphere, and using assessments that gather key information without overwhelming the instructor.

SRTE Question and Answer Session

Presented by Angela Linse
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time(s): Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park
Angela LinseHow can SRTEs (Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness) be used to improve teaching and learning? Faculty, administrators and staff are invited to bring these and other questions to this informal Q & A session/Brown Bag Luncheon facilitated by Angela Linse, Executive Director and Associate Dean of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.

 

This event will be offered in a face to face format in 315 Rider Building, University Park, and Polycom.

 

Polycom available at the following locations:


University Park - Originating Location: 315 Rider Building


If you do not see your campus listed above, please see your Instructional Design Specialist or contact us at site@psu.edu or 814-863-2599.

 

Participants are free to bring their own beverages and lunch.

Coping with Challenging Situations in Class

Presented Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time(s): 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park

Moments of conflict … questions you don’t know the answer to … students who have not done the reading…. The issue is not whether these situations will occur in your class, but rather how to cope effectively when they do. Join Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman for Coping with Challenging Situations in Class.

 

Takeaways: Processes for anticipating and dealing with challenges.

Coping with Challenging Situations in Class

Presented by Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert
Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Time(s): 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 7A Sparks Building, University Park

Moments of conflict … questions you don’t know the answer to … students who have not done the reading…. The issue is not whether these situations will occur in your class, but rather how to cope effectively when they do. Join Graduate Consultants Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert for Coping with Challenging Situations in Class.

 

Takeaways: Processes for anticipating and dealing with challenges.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy: First Steps

Presented by Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time(s): 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Rider Building, University Park

Teaching philosophy statements are commonly used in the hiring and tenure processes. But it can be challenging to put your “philosophy” into words. Perhaps you are not sure if you even have a philosophy. This interactive workshop, presented by Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, is designed to help you begin articulating and developing your statement of teaching philosophy.

 

Takeaways: Focal questions for drafting a teaching philosophy; examples to consider.