James Gregory, Anusha S Rao, Douglas Jerolimov, Brian Coppola
Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST
Campus Center 308
Reflecting on one’s teaching is an essential skill that graduate students should develop to improve their teaching in the classroom and lab. Such reflection is also a critical part of preparing for an academic job search, since many candidates are required to submit a statement of teaching philosophy along with their other application materials. This year’s Spring Colloquium on Teaching will begin with a structured reflection activity focused on attendee’s teaching experiences this past fall semester. With the guidance of CTL consultants, attendees will share those experiences with one another and identify and document strengths and areas for improvement. This activity will be followed by an interactive discussion entitled “Graduate School is Not a Career... So What are You Doing to Prepare for One?” led by Brian Coppola, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. During his visit to IUPUI, Professor Coppola will also lead a number of workshops focused on writing a statement of teaching philosophy. Graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend those sessions in addition to the Spring Colloquium on Teaching. (A link to register for those sessions will be posted here when it becomes available.)
Brian Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry and Associate Departmental Chair for Educational Development and Practice at the University of Michigan. The department of chemistry at the University of Michigan has developed two programs aimed at improving the career professional development experience of graduate students and postdocs. The CSIE|UM and CALC|UM programs target future faculty and future industry/private/public sector employment, respectively. Both programs provide a combination of project-based work in addition to seminar/workshop types of activities.
CSIE|UM Future Faculty Program https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/csie-um/
CALC|UM Career Development Program https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/calc-um/