Moving Beyond the Gender Binary in STEM Courses

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Societal gender norms affect how people have traditionally been grouped and named in many aspects of our lives. These norms have been applied implicitly or explicitly to the design of problem banks, examples used in textbooks and other educational materials. In this workshop, we explore strategies for updating assignments and other […]

Developing Effective Summative Assessments

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Summative assessments are modes of classroom assessment that are designed to evaluate how much students have learned in a unit or a course. These assessments are often high stakes, graded, and formal. The vast majority of college courses have summative assessments (e.g., exams, papers, projects, presentations), but what does it […]

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

  • Job Market Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

If you are applying for an academic position, it is likely that you will be asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement during the application process. Participants in this Job Market series workshop will learn about why academic search committees request teaching materials such as the teaching philosophy statement and […]

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

  • Job Market Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

If you are applying for an academic position, it is likely that you will be asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement during the application process. Participants in this Job Market series workshop will learn about why academic search committees request teaching materials such as the teaching philosophy statement and […]

Using the Jigsaw Method to Increase Student Engagement

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In a jigsaw, students work in small, interdependent groups with individuals given the responsibility for becoming “expert” in one aspect of a topic that they then teach to their peers in order to accomplish a group learning goal. Participants in this virtual conversation will learn how to design and manage […]

Crickets in the Classroom: Quick Tips for Jump-Starting Conversation When Participation Lags

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, we’ll first reflect on reasons why students might be reluctant to participate during class time. Then, we’ll discuss strategies for responding to “crickets” in the classroom including some options (both high tech and low tech) for changing things up when large group discussion isn’t working as […]

Crickets in the Classroom: Quick Tips for Jump-Starting Conversation When Participation Lags

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, we’ll first reflect on reasons why students might be reluctant to participate during class time. Then, we’ll discuss strategies for responding to “crickets” in the classroom including some options (both high tech and low tech) for changing things up when large group discussion isn’t working as […]

Using the Jigsaw Method to Increase Student Engagement

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In a jigsaw, students work in small, interdependent groups with individuals given the responsibility for becoming “expert” in one aspect of a topic that they then teach to their peers in order to accomplish a group learning goal. Participants in this virtual conversation will learn how to design and manage […]

Creating a Teaching Portfolio

  • Job Market Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

For teaching-focused positions, it’s common on the academic job market to be asked for “evidence of teaching effectiveness” or a “teaching portfolio.” In this workshop for graduate students and postdocs, participants will identify the key components of a teaching portfolio and discover appropriate structures and organizational strategies for their teaching […]

Effective Student Evaluations and Question Personalization

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Instructors have the opportunity to add up to three custom questions to their student course evaluations during the question personalization period. In this session, we'll discuss how to write effective questions, increase student response rates, and generally make the most out of the student course evaluation process. For questions about […]