Upcoming Teaching Seminars

  • Refine Your Syllabus Workshop

    Friday, May 29, 1:00–3:00pm

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    The content and structure of a syllabus can significantly impact the success of a course and a student's learning experience. In this interactive workshop, participants bring a draft of a syllabus, iteratively refine it through a series of hands-on activities, and receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants. (Note: This workshop does not count toward the seminar requirement for the Future Faculty Program.)

  • Microteaching Workshop

    Tuesday, June 2, 4:30–7:00pm

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    In this interactive workshop, participants teach a 5-minute lesson and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. Participants prepare their lessons before the workshop. Lessons presented during the workshop are videotaped. (Note: This workshop can count toward the Future Faculty Program's teaching consultation feedback requirement, but not the seminar requirement. Attending the workshop and following up to watch and discuss the video of your lesson with an Eberly Center teaching consultant can substitute for one of the two teaching feedback consultations required for the Future Faculty Program.)

  • Guiding Attention and Memory to Build Knowledge*

    Wednesday, June 3, 1:00–3:00pm

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    How do students organize, store, and recall knowledge? Come learn about the research on attention and memory, its implications for teaching, and some strategies you can use to help students build and maintain knowledge. Note: This seminar was formerly titled “Overview of Student Cognition."

  • Crafting a Teaching Philosophy Statement

    Thursday, June 4, 1:00–3:00pm

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    Writing a teaching philosophy statement serves practical and reflective purposes. It is often requested for academic job applications, and it helps you reflect on who you are and what you do as a teacher to improve student learning in your discipline. Come learn about research on how search committees evaluate teaching effectiveness and strategies to guide your reflection process and prepare your statement for job applications.

  • Providing Helpful Feedback*

    Tuesday, June 9, 10:00am–Noon

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    How can you give your students feedback that will maximize their learning? After discussing the main characteristics of effective feedback and exploring the relationship between feedback and grading, we will analyze examples of feedback on student work. We will also discuss strategies for providing feedback efficiently, including the use of rubrics and educational technology tools. NOTE: This seminar was formerly titled "Assessing Student Learning and Providing Helpful Feedback."

  • Refine Your Teaching Philosophy Statement Workshop

    Thursday, June 11, 1:00–3:00pm

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    Teaching statements are often requested for academic job applications and are useful tools to help you reflect on what you do as a teacher to maximize student learning. In this interactive workshop, participants bring a draft of their teaching philosophy statement and through a series of hands-on activities receive feedback from the workshop leader and other participants. (Note: This workshop does not count toward the seminar requirement for the Future Faculty Program.)

  • Encouraging Intellectual Development and Lifelong Learning*

    Friday, June 26, 10:00am–Noon

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    How do our students develop intellectually throughout their college careers? How do we help them recognize what they know and how they learn? Come learn about the stages of intellectual development. We will explore strategies that help our students achieve higher levels of thinking. We will also discuss “metacognition” strategies, teaching practices that encourage students to reflect on their own learning, which will help them both in college and beyond.