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Event Series Research Mentor Training

Research Mentor Training

* This course is at capacity and closed for registration as of Wednesday, January 11. Registrants are notified of their enrollment status within 2 business days of registration closing. * Work with a community of peers and facilitators to develop and improve your research mentoring skills in this engaging seminar. Students will develop their personal […]

Laying the Foundations for a Successful Teaching Career

* This course is at capacity and closed for registration as of Thursday, January 12. Registrants are notified of their enrollment status within 2 business days of registration closing. * This five-session short course explores and builds a foundation of skills and habits to develop teaching approaches that will support a successful teaching career. Development of […]

Preparing Your Teaching Demo for a Job Interview

* This workshop is at capacity and closed for registration as of Wednesday, January 11. Registrants are notified of their enrollment status within 2 business days of registration closing. * As part of the interview process for a faculty position in the U.S., you may be asked to lead a teaching demonstration. In this interactive […]

Event Series Postdoc Teaching Practicum

Postdoc Teaching Practicum

Work with an experienced instructor in your discipline to enhance your understanding and experience of teaching a university course in this semester-long mentorship program designed for postdoctoral fellows. In this practicum, postdocs will observe mentors in their teaching, teach guest lectures and receive feedback on your teaching, discuss approaches to teaching with your mentors, and […]

Ethical Dilemmas in Inclusive Teaching: Difficult Dynamics in the Lab

Cases that showcase inclusive teaching dilemmas at the university offer the opportunity for many to develop and test their own ways of understanding how they respond to dilemmas in their teaching. In this interactive workshop, come together with fellow future faculty to discuss some problematic group dynamics and cultural differences playing out in a lab […]

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges […]

Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning

We know the one-size-fits-all approach to learning design is not optimal. But how do we incorporate flexibility into teaching and learning while still maintaining rigorous learning? In this workshop, participants will learn the three principles that underpin Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a pedagogical framework backed by neuroscience that fosters motivated, resourceful, and strategic learners. […]

Event Series Finding Your Teaching Mentor

Finding Your Teaching Mentor

In this two-part workshop, participants will start making a teaching development plan. Their plans will take into account their current context as well as align with their personal and professional goals. In session one, participants will learn how to orient themselves in their teaching development pathway and make an inventory of their local teaching resources. […]

The Notion of Critical Race Theory (CRT) Should Not Be a Dirty Word in Higher Education: Unpacking Positionality in STEM Research and Teaching

Given our current divisive social and political climate, there is a current need for STEM educators and scholars to critical reflect on their own positionality, the impact of their work with STEM education, and how they perceive issues of justice within the scope of educational change. Critical ideologies associated with STEM research and teaching are […]

Supporting Neurodivergent Students

Want to better support your students with neurodiversity? In this workshop, we will review common forms of neurodiversity such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, and ADHD and identify obstacles faced by neurodivergent students in academia. You will be introduced to strategies and resources for supporting these students, and explore ways to implement these strategies through group […]

Event Series Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this interactive, two-part online workshop. Participants will work to draft and edit a teaching statement, which is often required for US academic job applications. We will discuss elements of teaching statements, evidence of effective teaching tailored for different academic jobs, and strategies to […]

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching is a massive open, online course (MOOC) designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other aspiring faculty in STEM disciplines with an overview of effective college teaching strategies and the research that supports them. This course is also suitable for other interested university staff, faculty, and administrators. […]