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Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering
The short course will be offered again in Winter 2018.
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and Rackham Graduate School seek applicants for the Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering. The purpose of this short-course is to prepare a select group of advanced postdoctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines in the sciences and engineering to teach effectively as future faculty members.
In 2016-2017, we will be offering the course in a face-to-face format in the winter.
The online and face-to-face versions share much in common, including:
Both courses are eight weeks long, and the content covered is similar. Topics include:
- Trends in STEM Education
- Course Design
- Science of Learning
- Assessment and Feedback
- Active and Inquiry-Based Learning
- Diversity in the STEM Classroom
- Group Work and Project Design
All sessions are integrated and build upon one another, leading participants to three capstone experiences:
- a practice teaching session,
- the completion of a syllabus for a course they might teach in the future, and
- a statement of teaching philosophy.
- Course activites are expected to take 5-6 hours/week.
- Participants who successfully complete all course requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
- To be eligible, an applicant's faculty supervisor MUST e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline, verifying their support for the applicant's full participation in the program.
There are also several key differences between the face-to-face and online versions, detailed in the table below.
The course requires no tuition or payment from participants or their advisors. For questions, please e-mail email@example.com
Dates: January 4th through February 22nd, 2017.
The face-to-face short-course consists of eight 3-hour seminars on Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Advanced preparation is required for each session so that time in sessions may be devoted to active learning and reflection.
All course activities will take place asynchronously online.
|Participants: University of Michigan STEM postdocs||Participants: STEM postdocs from the University of Michigan and select partner institutions.|
Each of the eight weekly seminars will follow a similar format, emphasizing advanced preparation so that time in sessions may be devoted to active learning and reflection. Each session will include:
Session format: Each of the eight weekly online modules will follow a similar format, including both individual and team assignments. Each weekly module will feature:
|Expectations: Participants will be expected to attend all eight sessions in their entirety, watch the pre-recorded lectures/video clips, and complete the preparatory readings and assignments before each session.||Expectations: Participants will be expected to complete all eight modules in their entirety, including viewing/reading content, completing online activities and group and individual assignments.|