Conversations on Professional and Educational Development is a program intended for graduate students only. We invite future faculty to discuss pressing classroom issues in a room of their peers. Guided by a faculty or staff teaching mentor, these sessions will offer participants a chance to deeply and meaningfully engage in conversation as well as receive a list of resources to further support their teaching.
Dinner will be provided.
February 27 – Time Management
Graduate students face an astounding amount of stress; this session would be used to equip Grads with short term (immediate) and long term (lifestyle changes) strategies to reduce their allostatic stress load and increase coping mechanisms.
5:00-6:00 pm, 208 Gore Hall
March 11 – Workshop: Elements of Teaching Dossier for Graduate Students
A growing concern amongst the graduate student community is how to appropriately document their teaching experience, skills, and preparation as they compose job application material. This workshop is designed to give graduate students guidance on preparing their teaching dossier. Specific guidance will be offered on teaching philosophies and documenting teaching effectiveness, experience, and preparation.
CIRTL workshop credit available
3:30-5:00 pm, Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)
April 16 – Negotiating Issues of Classroom Authority
This session has traditionally focused on helping TAs find their voice in the classroom through practicing confidence building and empowerment strategies.
5:00-6:00 pm, Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)