Graduate Student Teaching Seminar Spring Schedule
SPRING 2013 TEACHING SEMINAR LUNCHEONS for Graduate Students
All seminars are held in The Connors Family Learning Center,
2nd floor O’Neill Library, from 12 to 1:00. Lunch will be provided.
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Thursday, January 17th CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
(ACT requirement) A practical discussion of how to make sure your classroom policies help you reach your teaching goals.
Tuesday, January 29th UNDERSTANDING AND GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TEACHING EVALUATIONS
BC’s course evaluations provide you with a lot of information, but only if you know how to interpret them. This session will give an overview of the evaluations and tips on using their valuable feedback.
Wednesday, February 6th INCREASING PARTICIPATION IN CLASS DISCUSSIONS
A panel of undergraduate students will discuss what teachers can do to get them involved in class discussions.
Thursday, February 21st TEACHING OBSERVATIONS
(ACT requirement) Tools to help you get the most out of observing and being observed in the classroom.
Tuesday, March 12th INTERACTIVE TEACHING
This session will cover various methods, including technology, to make your class more interactive.
Wednesday, March 20th GRADING FAIRLY
(ACT requirement) Using case studies, we will discuss the questions and situations that arise around grading.
Tuesday, April 2nd TEACHING PORTFOLIOS
(ACT requirement) How to create a teaching portfolio and write a statement of teaching philosophy.
Thursday, April 18th DESIGNING/REDESIGNING YOUR SYLLABUS
(ACT requirement) Looking ahead to next year, this session will focus on elements of an effective syllabus.
Wednesday, April 24th SUBCONSCIOUS GENDER DYNAMICS AT PLAY IN ACADEMIA
Katie Dalton, Director, Women’s Resource Center
For information on the Apprenticeship in College Teaching (ACT), see www.bc.edu/connors