Preparing Future Faculty Workshops

Whether you are developing your teaching skills or starting your academic job search, graduate students and postdocs will find a variety of workshops aimed at helping you prepare for teaching in higher education. 


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Academic Career Workshops

Most faculty positions are posted in the fall semester to start the following academic year. As such, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars going on the job market for faculty positions within the next year should attend our fall workshop series to prepare your application packets. The spring career workshop series helps you sharpen your interview skills and prepare for job talks, just in time for on-campus interview season.

Summer 2017

Academic Job Search 101: Preparing your Application Packet | Friday, July 21 |
9am – noon | Clough Commons Room 102
Come to this intensive workshop to find out how to create your academic job application packet. Topics include CV/Cover Letter, Research Statement, and Teaching Statement. Refreshments will be provided. Can't attend this summer? The workshop will be repeated in September.

Fall 2017

Academic Job Search 101: Preparing your Application Packet | Friday, September 1 | 9:00 a.m. – noon | Peachtree Room, Student Center
Attend this "boot camp" style seminar to work on all of your documents in the same day. If you cannot attend this session, or only need help with individual components of your packet, you should attend one or more of the follow-up sessions where the same content will be repeated. Refreshments will be provided.

CV Cover Letter | Friday, September 8 | 10:30 a.m. - noon | Piedmont Room, Student Center
This workshop offers rhetorical strategies for moving beyond “template thinking” to personal marketing and customization based on the type of institution to which you are applying.

Research Statement | Friday, September 15 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Student Center, Room 320
This workshop will focus on how to craft your research statement to convey your current research stream and future research potential.

Teaching Statement | Friday, September 22 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Piedmont Room, Student Center
This workshop offers strategies for writing effective teaching statements. Particular attention will be placed on crafting a document that is specifically addressed to the institution to which you are applying.


Teaching Workshops for Future Faculty and TA Development

The fall teaching workshop series includes four workshops delivered over two days, with the first two workshops on the second Friday in October and the last two workshops occurring on the second Friday in November. We welcome you to attend one or all of the sessions as your schedule allows. 

These workshops are aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. While this workshop series contributes to the foundation-level learning outcomes for the Teach to Teaching certificate and the associate level CIRTL certificate, all are welcome regardless of membership in these certificate programs.

How Learning Works | Friday, October 13 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Piedmont Room, Student Center 
This workshop contributes to Tech to Teaching learning outcome F1.1
This workshop will introduce you to how your brain works and explore ways prior knowledge, organization, practice, and feedback impact student learning.

Teaching with Technology | Friday, October 13 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Piedmont Room, Student Center 
This workshop contributes to Tech to Teaching learning outcome 
F5.1
Technology permeates higher education, from computers to smart phones to personal response devices. However, one question that always persists is whether these technologies promote or inhibit learning. This workshop will explore how instructors utilize different technologies (clickers, discussion boards, video, etc.) to engage students and enhance learning.

Learning Outcomes | Friday, November 10 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suite C  
This workshop contributes to Tech to Teaching learning outcome 
F4.1
Good teaching starts with the end goal in mind. What do you want students to know and be able to do by the end of the experience? This workshop will help you express these goals and know how to use them in the design of instructional strategies.

Measuring Learning | Friday, November 10 | 10:30 a.m. – noon | Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suite C 
This workshop contributes to Tech to Teaching learning outcome F4.2
This workshop will introduce a variety of methods to evaluate student learning. Participants will leave with skills to enable them to develop and select appropriate assessments of student learning.