Early Career Workshop Series on Teaching and Learning

 

IDS Presents a Special Program for Early Career Faculty


All faculty members face the challenge of balancing teaching, research and service. Finding that balance can be particularly daunting for any faculty member, but early career faculty may have little experience in one or more of these areas.

Giving faculty members the necessary teaching tools and support at the outset of their careers can not only enhance their teaching and their students' learning, but it can also help them focus their energies more effectively on their research, decreasing the stress that can accompany the first years of a faculty career.

To this end, the Instructional Development Service (IDS) is again offering a series of sessions this fall semester over lunch especially designed for faculty (any faculty or TA who has primary instructor status may apply, but newly hired faculty will be given first priority).

We request that those who sign up to make every effort to attend all seven sessions because they are designed to help participants build solid and coherent syllabi and course curricula over the course of the series.

Early Career Faculty Series Schedule Fall 2013: (All sessions meet on a Thursday from 12-1:50 pm in Kirby Student Center 268)

                        • Starting Out on the Right Foot, September 12
                        • Managing Classroom Dynamics, September 26
                        • Backward Course Design, October 10
                        • Student Assessment, October 24
                        • Active Learning Strategies, November 7
                        • Teaching Assessment, November 21
                        • Finding Balance and Wrap Up, December 5

 

To register, contact Fizz Forsey via email at forse045@d.umn.edu by Tuesday, September 10.

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