Wednesday, March 1, 201711:30 am - 1:00 p.m. Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
Facilitator:Dr. Josh Drew, Columbia University
The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite you to a luncheon conversation about inclusive pedagogy in STEM.
Josh Drew will present some of his approaches as we consider concepts and strategies together. Register here.
Wednesday, March 1, 20172:00 - 3:30 p.m.Ruane LL43Register here.
Thursday, March 2 , 201712:30 - 1:30 p.m. Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
Facilitator: Dr. Josh Drew, Columbia University
Race, gender, picking your army, and other ways to survive life in school.
The Impostor Syndrome is a challenge that faces many students. It has many different manifestations, but one of the more common ones is the feeling that "everyone else in the room is smarter" and that the student "doesn't feel like they belong/earned their place in the class”. These feelings can hurt students' performance, and more importantly erode their confidence having follow-on impacts throughout their academic career. Here, I talk about ways we can identify the Impostor Syndrome and help counteract these challenges. Register here.
3:30 -5:00 p.m.Fiondella Great Room, Ruane Center for the Humanities
Lights, Camera, Action! Lecture Recordings Made Easy with iPad Pro with Seann Mulcahy, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Classroom technology has the potential to make the adoption of high impact teaching practices much easier. This presentation will discuss how Siobhán’s efforts many years ago to adopt iPads and Apple TVs has grown to enable screen casting and lecture capture technology that flips the classroom, facilitates group activity, encourages preparation for class, and promotes an inclusive learning environment in a STEM course.
Awakening the Passive Student: The Evolution from Lecture to Active Learning with Lynne Lawson, Assistant Professor of Engineering/Physics/Systems
Siobhán was instrumental in helping me introduce technology in the classroom. The skills she helped me develop allowed my classroom to evolve from being primarily lecture with passive students to the current active learning classroom that I use today for General Physics. Register here.
Wednesday, March 15, 20172:30 - 3:30 p.m.Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinsten 304
Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Van Reet, Associate Professor of Psychology
While mentoring shares some features with teaching and some with advising, it is a distinct practice. Good mentoring can be rewarding for faculty and can be transformative for students, leading to a wide variety of positive outcomes. But, what is good mentoring? How can faculty ensure they are giving students a valuable experience? In this presentation, Jennifer Van Reet, chair of PC's Undergraduate Research Committee, will share some notable findings related to mentoring and give some evidence-based tips on how to mentor undergraduate research assistants and independent study students. Register here.
Monday, March 27, 201711:30 am - 1:00 p.m.Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
We are excited to welcome Ibram X. Kendi, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the U. of Florida, to campus for a series of events in late March 2017. His latest book, Stamped From the Beginning: The History of Racist Ideas in America (see very bottom), was awarded the 2016 National Book Award in Non-Fiction. His first book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972, was published in 2012 under his previous name, Ibram H. Rogers, and provides important perspective for the student movements that have arisen on college campuses since 2014-2015.
Ibram's article Racism is Not a Teaching Tool will be considered during the conversation. Register here.