Jan. 8, 2008 — Attention faculty and graduate teaching assistants: As you think ahead to the spring semester, don’t forget about the Teaching Resource Center’s annual January Teaching Workshop, to be held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. [No lunch provided this year.]
Reenergize for the upcoming semester. Join your colleagues at this half-day workshop, a great forum to discuss innovative ways to approach common teaching concerns and to connect with colleagues throughout the University.
Sessions, some of which are concurrent, will focus on “Mentoring the Next Generation of Scholars” with perspectives from Mitchell Green, 2007-09 Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Robert Kelly, professor of materials science & engineering, and Bethany Teachman, assistant professor of psychology, and “Collaborative Learning: Helping Students Learn How to Learn,” led by Michael S. Palmer, TRC faculty consultant.
Other topics include: “Will this be on the exam?: Science Exams as Tools for Engaging Students in the Learning Process,” with Irina Mitrea, associate professor of mathematics; “Leading a Discussion Section for Someone Else’s Lecture Course,” with David Sigler, TRC graduate student associate, English; “Students as Speakers: Developing Oral Skills,” Judith Reagan, TRC associate director, drama; and “Clickers: Engaging Students in Learning,” with Edward Murphy, associate professor of astronomy, Sarah Farrell, associate dean for academic programs in the Nursing School; and Angeline Lillard, professor of psychology.
See the program online and pre-register at http://trc. virginia.edu/JTW08.htm