Workshop on Teaching in the College 2013

WORKSHOP ON TEACHING IN THE COLLEGE

Wednesday, September 25 - Thursday, September 26*

Kent Hall, 1020 E. 58th Street

This two-day program is open to graduate students across all of the divisions who are preparing to teach either in the College or at another University, in the near future or as preparation for a career in academe. This workshop features individual sessions on an array of topics.

Full participation and a completed journal is required to be eligible for the Certificate in University Teaching.

In order to be considered complete, we ask that you submit a typed version of your journal, including 100 words per question to teaching@college.uchicago.edu or in person to Gates-Blake 101A. This year's journal can be downloaded by clicking here.


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SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 25th

8:30-9:00 AM

CHECK-IN

9:00-10:00 AM

  • WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
  • “THE COLLEGE, ITS STUDENTS, AND THE CURRICULUM”

10:15-11:30 AM

  • “AUTHORITY AND ETHICS IN THE CLASSROOM: ESTABLISHING YOUR ROLE AS A TEACHER”

11:45-1:10 PM

LUNCHEON SESSIONS Lunch Provided

  • Assigned Departmental Discussion Groups

1:15-2:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 1

2:45-4:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 2

Thursday, September 26th

9:00 -10:00 AM

  • Using Active Learning in the Classroom with Jean-luc Duomont

10:15-11:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 3

11:45-1:10 PM

LUNCHEON SESSIONS Lunch Provided

  • Assigned Departmental Discussion Groups

1:15-2:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 4

2:45-4:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 5

*Participants will select from four concurrent sessions. These sessions are often tailored to specific issues in teaching, levels of experience, or divided into sessions for science instructors and humanities or social sciences instructors. Topics will be announced by early September. Common topics include:

  • The Roles and Duties of the Course Assistant
  • Teaching Your Own Course
  • "Hot Moments" in the Classroom
  • Ensuring Equity in Grading
  • Academic Integrity
  • Teaching Writing and/or Problem Solving
  • Mid-Course Adjustments
  • Strategies for Encouraging Classroom Discussion
  • Effective Lecturing
  • Teaching in the American Classroom
  • Dealing with Classroom Conflict
  • Using the Library as a Resource
  • Technology in the Classroom