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"Broadening Your Repertoire:" Conference for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows on Teaching and Professional Development

Thursday, January 24, 2013
9:00am - Noon, Gore Hall
concluding with buffet lunch, Noon - 1:00p.m.,
Room 209/211, Trabant University Center
This half-day-conference provides practice-based, interactive sessions on student-centered teaching and academic career development issues. You will leave with tangible strategies and concrete work products and expand your repertoire of professional skills by exchanging experiences, ideas and suggestions with peers and facilitators. The event is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at UD. We look forward to talking with you at the event.
Pre-registration is required for both the sessions and the lunch. Registration has been closed.
8:30am - 9:00am - Sign in - Room 103, Gore Hall
9:00am - 10:15am - Concurrent Sessions 1
10:30am - 11:45am - Concurrent Sessions 2
Noon - 1:00pm - Buffet Lunch, Trabant University Center
Room 209/2111
Concurrent Sessions (each session will be offered twice):
Developing and Teaching Your Own Course
Gore Hall, Room 115 (first floor)
LaTanya Autry, doctoral candidate, art history; David Lane, doctoral candidate, sociology & criminal justice, HETC Fellows
This session will help prepare you to plan and teach your own course. Topics will include designing the syllabus, assessment tools (formative and summative), and learning activities, and anticipating/addressing issues related to being the sole course instructor.

Student Involvement in their Learning: Out-of-class Preparation and In-class Activities
Gore Hall, Room 114 (first floor)
Kevin Currie-Knight, doctoral candidate, education, HETC Fellow; Mathieu Plourde, Academic Technology Services (ATS)
You will experience different methods, including social media, to keep your classroom dynamic and your students involved. You will learn to apply a range of interactive teaching strategies, such as flipping the classroom, effective discussion leading, creative use of technology, that support student learning and enrich both the students’ and instructor's classroom experiences.

Developing Your Teaching Statement
Gore Hall, Room 316 (third floor)
Gabriele Bauer, CTAL
Teaching statements constitute one of the documents that may be required as part of a faculty position application, particularly for teaching-focused positions. You will become familiar with the purpose, audience and core elements of a teaching statement that persuasively communicates your approach to learning, teaching and assessment in your discipline. You will critique sample statements and start drafting your own. You are encouraged to bring a copy of your CV to the session as a starting point for drafting your teaching statement.

Crafting Your Cover Letter and CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Gore Hall, Room 116 (first floor)
Marianne Green, Resume Specs LLC
The CV and cover letter may be the most frequently and closely read of all the documents that candidates submit. The CV offers a holistic picture of of your academic accomplishments and activities. You will become familiar with how to construct a strong CV and cover letter for academic positions, receive specific pointers for preparation of both documents, and discuss sample materials. Time will be set aside to provide you with constructive feedback on a draft of your vita and/or cover letter. Please bring two print copies of your CV and/or cover letter with you to the session if you would like to receive feedback.