The Graduate School is hosting a workshop session focusing on how graduate students and postdocs can prepare a compelling teaching statement for the academic job market. More info is provided below and a link to the event is here. If you’re interested in attending, please be sure to register!
A teaching portfolio is more than a collection of documents: it is set of claims about your teaching and evidence to support them. In this workshop, you will examine how claims and evidence can be framed in way that allows you demonstrate your skill (or potential) as a university instructor in a teaching statement supported by materials created by you (such as videos, handouts and student assignments). Our speaker is Dr. Hugh Crumley, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.
Lunch will be provided; bring a beverage to enjoy.
My message is a must-read article. The must read article for all faculty, staff and students is this week’s cover article in Chemical & Engineering News on Sexual Harassment in Chemistry. Some of you may read this and say, really? this can’t happen here. And others will read it and say, yeah, I could have told you that, or even, that happened to me. This may seem like a complex issue, but it boils down to the simple recognition that reprehensible, unprofessional or disrespectful behaviors not only harm individuals, but also diminish our collective potential to do great science.