Workshop on Teaching in the College 2014

WORKSHOP ON TEACHING IN THE COLLEGE

Wednesday, September 24 - Thursday, September 25

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.


REGISTER NOW--DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 17th


SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 24th

8:30-9:00 AM

CHECK-IN

9:00-10:15 AM

  • WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
  • “ESTABLISHING AUTHORITY, EQUITY AND EXPECTATIONS: THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS”

10:30-11:30 AM

  • “WHAT MAKES A GOOD TEACHER: ADVICE FROM UNDERGRADUATES”

11:45-1:15 PM

LUNCHEON SESSIONS Lunch Provided

  • Assigned Departmental Discussion Groups

1:30-2:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 1

2:45-4:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 2

Thursday, September 25th

9:30-11:00 AM

  • “TEACHING IS NOT LEARNING” with Jean-luc Duomont

11:15-12:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS* 3

12:45-2:15 PM

LUNCHEON SESSIONS Lunch Provided

  • Assigned Departmental Discussion Groups

2:30-4:00 PM

LEARNING FROM VISUALS

*Participants will select from three 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
  • Active Learning in the Sciences
  • Mid-Course Adjustments
  • Strategies for Encouraging Classroom Discussion
  • Effective Lecturing
  • Dealing with Classroom Conflict