SPRING 2015 TEACHING WORKSHOP SERIES: BEST PRACTICES FOR MENTORING GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
Friday, April 17 | 10-11:30 a.m.
Marriott Library, Faculty Center 1705
For most faculty at a major research university such as the University of Utah, the mentoring of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows is a very important form of teaching. The majority of faculty are not taught how to be good mentors. This workshop will be a panel discussion of University of Utah faculty members who have been recognized with awards as great mentors to graduate student and/or post-doctoral fellow. They will discuss their approaches and give suggestions to help faculty who are struggling with or want to get better at mentoring. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Matt Basso – associate professor, Department of History and Program in Gender Studies
Carol Lim – associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Jennifer Mabey – assistant dean for Post-Doctoral Affairs, Graduate School
Kim Martinez – associate professor, Art & Art History
Richard Dorsky – associate professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy
CREATING VIDEO LECTURES
Many instructors are diving into the realm of creating video lectures either for flipped teaching, hybrid or online courses. The most frequently asked questions Teaching and Learning Technologies gets regarding this endeavor is what type of computer to use, what software is available and how to upload lectures into Canvas. In order to answer these questions, Teaching and Learning Technologies now offers short-term equipment checkout. The equipment inventory includes tablet PCs, document cameras and a GoPro camera. Equipment checkout is short-term (24-48 hours) and is designed to help instructors test our tablets and other equipment before making a significant purchase. Buying a tablet PC is expensive, so TLT’s hope is that instructors will be able to try out and experiment with different types of tablets and other equipment before making an investment in video lecture equipment.
TLT also offers training for those unfamiliar with the hardware or software provided. If you would like to see the inventory and check out equipment, see the form on our website tlt.utah.edu under “Request Service” titled “Flipped Teaching Equipment” or click here.
If you would like further information, here are a couple of links to a flipped teaching course created by Cynthia Furse and Donna Ziegenfuss in regards to the types of hardware and software used to create video lectures.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 801-581-6112 or at email@example.com.
TAFT-NICHOLSON CENTER PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING INSTRUCTOR APPLICATIONS
The university’s Montana-based Taft-Nicholson Center Program is now accepting faculty course applications for the 2016 summer season. The Center Program Steering Committee has posted a faculty/instructor online application form for course offerings on its website.
This form now establishes a formal process for yearly courses held at the Center, which is open from mid June until mid October. Applications are currently being accepted for single or multi-year courses from seasons 2016-2018.
The deadline for courses to be taught during the summer 2016 season is May 15. Every effort will be made to notify applicants by July 1 for the upcoming season.
Please direct any questions to director Mary Tull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching, Employee and Faculty Resources
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