February 1, 2019 at 5:45 pm

TA Professional Development | Writing a Teaching Philosophy and a Research Statement, Feb. 26

The TA Professional Development Faculty Learning Community in the College of Arts & Sciences is offering a workshop series that can help enhance graduate students’ teaching skills and get them ready for their professional endeavors.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to students who attend three or more workshops.

Feel free to walk in; however, for some of the workshops space is limited. Please sign up online to guarantee your spot.

For more information, contact Dr. Muriel Gallego (Modern Languages) at The Teaching Assistant workshops are facilitated by Gallego, Dr. Erik Boczko (Mathematics), Dr. Edna Lima (Linguistics, ELIP), and Dr. Lara Wallace (Linguistics, ELIP).

Read more about the new professional development teaching program for graduate students.

Upcoming Workshops

How to Prepare for the Job Market: Writing a Teaching Philosophy and a Research Statement

When: Tuesday, Feb. 26 – 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Gordy 113

It’s a challenging and stressful time to be on the job market, and it is never too early to start planning and developing your materials. Whether you are interested in teaching, or plan to devote most of your time to research, any job application for an academic appointment will include a Teaching Philosophy and a Research Statement. This workshop will help you craft (or edit) those important documents. Feel free to bring your documents and your computer/tablet.

Teaching STEM Content

When: Tuesday, March 5 – 11 1 p.m.

Where: Gordy 113

Presenting quantitative content can be daunting for the seasoned professor, let alone a graduate teaching assistant. In this workshop we will explore and discuss the challenges involved. A lecture on the topic of diffusion is used as an example throughout to illustrate the basic obstacles. Participants will be asked to critically evaluate different strategies, presentation styles and presentation tools.

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