Dates Title Details
10/26/23 10:00 am - 10/26/23 11:30 am Getting Started on Your Teaching Statement

Session Format: In-person

Intended Audience: Graduate Students, Postdocs

Facilitator(s): Bethany Morrison

Session Abstract: A teaching statement (or teaching philosophy) describes your core beliefs about teaching and learning and provides concrete examples of how they are implemented in the classroom. Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. In this 90 minute in-person workshop, you will learn about research on search committees’ use of teaching statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help you begin the process of writing a teaching statement. This workshop is designed to introduce the teaching statement genre and effective strategies to formulate and write one. Participants are not expected to bring a completed teaching statement.

GTC eligible? No

10/27/23 12:00 pm - 10/27/23 2:00 pm Engaging Students by Integrating Career Development into Your Course

Session Format: In-person, Multipurpose Room in lobby of LSA Building (500 State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Intended Audience: Faculty

Facilitator(s): Paul Barron, Jeanne Andreoli

Session Abstract: Surveys show that students are motivated by career readiness as well as personal and intellectual development. Integrating career development engages students and communicates both an awareness of their needs and ways to apply their learning beyond the course. In this interactive in-person workshop, co-sponsored by CRLT and the LSA Opportunity Hub, faculty will explore ways to support students in their career development journey. Recognizing research that shows students seek career advice from faculty, participants will learn the career development practices that have the greatest impact on students and spend time integrating strategies and resources into syllabi and assignments.

GTC eligible? No

11/8/23 1:00 pm - 11/8/23 2:30 pm Designing & Implementing Alternative Grading Strategies

Session Format: Blended/Flipped: Asynchronous (via Canvas) plus In-person Synchronous

Intended Audience: Faculty

Facilitator(s): Hayley Heaton and Jeanne Andreoli

Session Abstract: Alternative grading strategies offer instructors options for assessing student learning outside the realm of the traditional A to F and 100-point scales. Instructors at U-M are using or testing out these strategies with the goal of benefiting student learning and their own experience as instructors. In this blended in-person workshop, instructors who are using or are about to use alternative grading strategies will have space to think individually and together about the practical use of those strategies in their courses. Instructors will spend 30-60 minutes doing guided asynchronous reflection on their course materials that utilize (or will soon utilize) alternative grading strategies. They will then participate in a 90-minute in-person session with other participants to talk together about what implementation looks like in a U-M classroom. This workshop will be helpful for instructors wishing to implement a particular alternative grading strategy (i.e., specifications grading, ungrading, contract grading) in their course  and particularly helpful for those who have started working with alternative grading strategies and who wish to learn more and further refine their assessment plans.

Note: This workshop is targeted for instructors who are already familiar with alternative grading strategies and would like to integrate them in their course(s) within the next academic year. Instructors with less familiarity should consider enrolling in “Exploring Alternative Grading Strategies” before registering for this workshop.

GTC eligible? No