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PDS: Leveraging your Postdoc
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: February 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
Location: Witherspoon 201
Description: Often postdoc positions are viewed as a “last resort,” but the benefits and unique opportunities a postdoc position offers will prepare you for your career. Join us as we explore the various types of postdoc positions and postdoc fellowship options available, while identifying your own professional and personal goals. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with current postdocs in academia, industry, and government sectors. The new knowledge gained in this workshop will help you formulate a plan to get the most out of your postdoc. Register here
FIT: Metrics for Shaping Your Teaching Philosophy
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: February 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm
Location: Witherspoon 126
Description: How would you describe yourself with a teacher? Would your students say the same about you? Do you experience difficulty when writing/revising your teaching philosophy? This interactive workshop will help participants answer these questions by introducing them to several different inventories that have been developed for characterizing the goals, perspectives, approaches, and styles of all teachers. Register here
FIT: Introduction to Integrating Writing in the STEM Classroom
Starts: 2:30 pm
Ends: February 4, 2015 - 4:30 pm
Location: Witherspoon 201
Description: Many outside the STEM disciplines (and even some inside it) are surprised to learn that writing is a critical part of being a scientist or engineer. Our students, in all disciplines, need to understand the importance of communicating clearly through writing, and they require practice beyond their English 101 experience. Semester-long research papers can be intimidating and time consuming for both teachers and students in STEM disciplines, but there are still ways to incorporate writing into your classroom by using low-stakes writing assignments. In this workshop we will explore the tools you already have in hand to incorporate writing in your classroom. Additionally, we will discuss time-saving ways to evaluate low-stakes writing assignments. Register here