Upcoming Events

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
CNSPY Annual Networking Event

Exploring your career options as a PhD? The Career Network for student Scientists and Post-docs at Yale (CNSPY) is bringing you its third Annual Networking Event.
Come to interact with career mentors from various fields including Medical Writing, Pharma, Biotech, Science Policy, Consulting and Academia and get a chance to meet the CNSPY leadership team. You will also learn about ongoing and upcoming initiatives.
All Yale graduate students and postdocs are welcome. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Scientific Teaching, an affiliate of the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning; GPSS; and the Graduate Student Life @ McDougal Center.
Dinner will be provided.
Please note that dress code is business/casual.
RSVP here by Monday October 20th 2014.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
Academic Job Search Series

Join us for our annual series of workshops and panel discussions designed to help postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. candidates interested in an academic career.  This series is run in collaboration with the Office of Career Strategy, Postdoctoral Career Services, and Yale University Postdoctoral Affairs. 
All events run from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Space is limited, so please register here.
Workshop descriptions are available here.
Workshop Titles
Welcome Talk: Understanding the Academic Job Search | Thursday, September 4 | Jennifer Furlong
The Teaching Portfolio I: How to Write a Teaching Statement | Tuesday, September 9 | Risa Sodi
Academic Job Search & Preparing the Cover Letter in the Humanities | Tuesday, September 16 | Kathryn Lofton
Academic Job Search & Preparing the Research Statement in the Sciences | Monday, September 22 | Tony Koleske
The Teaching Portfolio II: Evidence of Teaching Ability, Evaluations, and Sample Syllabi | Tuesday, September 22 | Risa Sodi
The Basics of Preparing an Academic CV | Wednesday, September 24 | Lorna MacEachern
The Job Talk and the Interview Class | Tuesday, September 30 | Jennifer Frederick
Academic Interviewing in the Humanities | Tuesday, October 7 | Carlos Eire (History), R. Tripp Evans (History of Art), and TBA
Academic Interviewing: The Job Talk in the Sciences | Tuesday, October 14 | Kathryn Miller-Jensen (Biomedical Engineering), Anjelica Gonzalez (Biomedical Engineering), Joan Steitz (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Melissa J. Marcucci (Biology)
Women in Academia | Tuesday, October 21 | Valerie Horsley (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology), Shirin Bahmanyar (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology), and TBA
Working with Your Mentor to Achieve Your Career Goals | Wednesday, October 22 | Gregory Huber (Political Science), Dan Prober (Applied Physics), and TBA
New Faculty Panel | Tuesday, October 28 | Benjamin Glaser (English), Jesse Rinehart (Cellular and Molecular Physiology), Joshua Gendron (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology), and TBA

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
2014 Yale Technology Summit

ITS announces the inaugural Yale Technology Summit, a day-long program of conversations with Yale faculty, students, and staff working with innovative and cutting-edge technologies. The event, coordinated by Yale Information Technology Services, is free and open to all members of the Yale community.
Lectures, panels, discussions, poster sessions, and a vendor fair will explore a broad range of topics in three categories:
Teaching & Learning: Professors, lecturers, practitioners, and others sharing knowledge about technology enhanced teaching and learning techniques used in the Yale classroom
Scholarship & Research: Faculty and students working with new applications of technology in digital humanities, science, social science research, and medicine.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Developers, researchers, project managers, and entrepreneurs describing new uses of technologies involving data collection, manipulation, processing, visualization, and analysis.
The Teaching and Learning presentations are listed below; times and locations TBA.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Animating the Classroom: How and Why, Barry Nalebuff
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Integrating Smart Components into Architectural Design Using Rapid Prototyping and Microprocessors, John Eberhart and Amir Karimpour
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Building Connections: Competition Law SNOC for the Global Network for Advanced Management, Robert Dietz and Sarah Wilson
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM Community, Teaching, and Design, Dan Michaelson
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM iPads in the Laboratory Classroom: A Tool to Facilitate Collaborative Learning, Marta Martinez Wells, Maria Moreno, Alina Nevins, and Matthew Regan
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM The Stock Market Game, Roger Ibbotson and Daniel Kim
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM iPad Uses for Study Abroad Language and Cultural Programs, Rosamaría León
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Beyond the Blog: Students Learning Information Architecture at Yale, Alina Nevins, Edward R. O’Neill, and Pam Patterson
1:55 PM - 2:55 PM Online Education at Yale, Lucas Swineford and Craig Wright
1:55 PM - 2:35 PM Technology Trends Driving Change in the Classroom and the World, Phil Bernstein
2:15 PM - 2:55 PM Turning Discussion Sections into Data Analysis Labs, Douglas McKee
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Evaluating the Implementation of Large-Scale Education Initiatives, Aiyana Bobrownicki and Mark Graham
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Evans Hall Learning Technology, Robert Dietz and Kenneth Wieler
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM The Unseen Complexities of Technology: Administrative, Pedagogical, Technical, and Research Insights, Minjin Hashbat, Adam Hummel, David Malinowski, and Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl

Register here to receive a box lunch.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Teaching and Learning Lunch

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning  would like to invite you to the first Teaching and Learning lunch of the fall semester.  Eric Dufresne, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Director Center for Engineering In,novation and Design will lead a discussion on the following topic:
Think Meets Make
Yale’s undergraduate curriculum was designed for a time when knowledge was hard to access.  Now that our students can freely access everything from isolated facts to thoughtful curricula online, how should we educate them?  One approach is to flip the classroom, another to put more emphasis on project-based learning.  I will describe how we have implemented project-based learning in courses and extracurricular activities at the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID).   
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP Enit Colon by Monday, October 27, 

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Preparing to Teach Graduate Students (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

This workshop will help participants identify key differences between teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, and offer strategies for effectively meeting the learning and professional needs of graduate students. We will discuss questions such as:
What do assessment and active learning look like at the graduate level?
How could professionalization concerns fit into planning a graduate course?
Participants will also get the opportunity to discuss how to handle anxieties around teaching graduate-level courses as a new professor.
Email any questions to Terry Dumansky or Ian Althouse.
Please register here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Gender Bias in the Classroom (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

The evidence for the existence of gender bias in education is well-documented, but how do we learn to recognize it in our own classrooms? This workshop will highlight some current research on issues of gender in teaching and learning. We will discuss how to identify subtle habits of gender bias in our own teaching, and how those biases impact learning. Participants will get practical tips for responding to challenges related to gender bias as well as tools for being proactive about creating a more inclusive classroom for all students.
Contact terry.dumansky@yale.edu, evava.pietri@yale.edu, or namratha.vedire@yale.edu with questions.
Please register here.
N.B. Participation in this workshop fulfills the diversity requirement for the Certificate of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
39th Annual POD Conference

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Course Design (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Are you designing a new and exciting class this semester? Is it your first time and you don’t know where to start, or have you done it before but could use some help?
This one-part workshop is the answer you are looking for. The 90-minute session is formulated as a broad introduction to course design. After this workshop
you will have used backwards design to set some meaningful and student-centered goals for your proposed class
you will have used backwards design to create efficient course specific assessments in order to determine if your goals are met
you will have begun to think about how to select appropriate materials for your course, balancing inclusivity and accessibility
“Course Design” pairs well with the CTL Advanced Teaching Workshop on syllabus design that will be offered later in the year.
For more information, feel free to email eleonora.buonocore@yale.edu or robert.wickham@yale.edu
Please register here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Team Teaching: Bringing Academic Collaboration into the Classroom (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Team-taught courses — courses run by more than one faculty member — are quickly becoming fixtures at institutions of higher learning. This unique format offers several benefits to both students and instructors, but also allows for some unique difficulties.
Are you interested in learning more about the different types of team teaching or preparing to teach as part of a team, either at Yale or beyond? During this workshop, we will discuss the positive attributes of team teaching, share techniques and tips for designing and running effective team taught classes, and highlight possible pitfalls (and their solutions!) of teaching alongside a graduate student, professor, or colleague. 
For more information, please contact: anne.schindel@yale.edu or megan.ericson@yale.edu.
Please register here. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Teaching in the TEAL Classroom

The Technology Enabled Active Learning (“TEAL”) classroom at 17 Hillhouse Drive is a one of Yale’s many resources that exist to facilitate active learning for students across the university. Are you interested in learning about how its powerful, flexible, and user-friendly technology could benefit your class, discussion section, workshop, conference, or other teaching event?
In this 90-minute workshop, we will
discuss active learning techniques
hear some best practices from teachers who have taught in the TEAL classroom
practice and model some of the room’s potential applications
learn where to go for more help
think about how to prepare for navigating technology-enhanced classrooms in a teaching career at Yale and beyond.
Whether you teach Homer or organic chemistry, you’ll discover something of interest here.
For more information, direct your questions to Elizabeth Boulton (elizabeth.boulton@yale.edu) and Tyler Smith (tyler.smith@yale.edu).
Please register here.
N.B. Participation in this workshop fulfills the technology requirement for the Certificate of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Peer Observation Training (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Are you working on completing the teaching observation requirement of the Certificate of College Teaching Preparation? Are you interested in exploring various teaching practices? Then, join us for this 1.5hr workshop on peer observation training!
This workshop will help you develop skills to observe other teachers, and help inform and improve your own teaching. We will discuss the elements of an effective observation, explore the benefits of observing teaching practices, and practice observing a teaching scenario.
Completion of this workshop qualifies you to perform observations relative to the Certificate of College Teaching Preparation.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please email Jemilat Salami or Sigma Colon.
Please register here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
*Webinar* on Online Learning

Are you interested in learning how to take your teaching to the web?
This one-session workshop in webinar format will provide a broad introduction to new and developing possibilities for online teaching and learning among various disciplines. Special attention will be given to the possibilities and pitfalls of the webinar as a vehicle for presenting content, engaging audiences, and boosting student performance and outcomes.
Participants will gain exposure to techniques and best practices for planning efficient and engaging webinars.
Whether you are interested in incorporating online teaching to your present responsibilities or gaining exposure to a mode of teaching that is increasingly expected of the young professoriate, there will be something in this workshop for you. 
This webinar meets the technology workshop requirement for the CTL Certificate of College Teaching Preparation.
Instructions on how to link in to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.  Please register here.
For any questions, please contact Simona Lorenzini (simona.lorenzini@yale.edu) or Tyler Smith (tyler.smith@yale.edu).

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Engaging Students in Section through Active Learning (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

This workshop addresses one of the most common questions we receive: how do we engage our students?
We will consider the challenges of leading a discussion section and strategize how to animate our students to actively participate in their learning, and how we can supportively encourage all students to get involved.
This workshop anticipates that its participants will leave with an approach and the tools need to shape active group activities and the confidence to apply these in their next section.
We will consider an array of active learning techniques that can be utilized as tools in the classroom as well as theoretical approaches to instruction, such as Bloom’s Taxonomy, that may help us structure our lesson plans.
If you have any questions, please email ian.althouse@yale.edu or adam.dynes@yale.edu.
Please register here.