Representing Your Teaching On The Job Market
Whether you’re entering the classroom for the first time or starting your final year at BC, if you intend to pursue a teaching career in higher education, it’s never too soon to start thinking about how you’ll represent your teaching on the job market. In this session we’ll talk about the kinds of materials that are most often requested by search committees and strategies for showcasing your strengths as an instructor even when you haven’t had much teaching experience.
Troubleshooting Challenging Classroom Moments
Even experienced instructors can sometimes be caught off guard by unexpected student comments or other behaviors in the classroom. In this session we’ll talk through some typical “challenging” scenarios and also leave plenty of time for open discussion of participants’ questions and ideas.
Experiences Of Underrepresented Instructors At BC
For instructors who identify as belonging to historically underrepresented groups -- who don’t fit their students’ assumptions about who a “typical professor” should be -- the classroom can present unique challenges. In this open discussion with a panel of experienced TAs and TFs who identify as underrepresented in various ways, we’ll talk about some of those challenges and share strategies for responding to them.
Experiences Of International Instructors At BC
Whether they are brand new to the U.S. classroom or long-term participants in U.S. higher education, international instructors can face particular challenges in the classroom. In this session, a panel of experienced international TAs and TFs at Boston College will talk about their own experiences in the classroom, what has surprised them most about American students, and their own strategies for navigating teaching at BC.