“Award-winning Teachers on Teaching: Lunchtime Colloquia

The 2013-2014 Lunchtime Colloquia are dedicated to the topic of “Award-winning Teachers on Teaching.” Hear from recent Yale Teaching Prize winners as they share their tips, ideas, struggles, reflections and wisdom about teaching and teaching at Yale in particular.

Each hour-long colloquium takes place in a residential college dining hall and is open to faculty members at all ranks.  

Presentations by each award-winning teacher will be followed by Q&A.

Invitations to the faculty will be sent two weeks before each colloquium. They will include registration instructions.

Faculty are invited to attend individual sessions or the entire colloquium series.

See the April 6, 2014 blog post by Douglas McKee (Economics), “Another Way to Teach Seminars,” on the March 27, 2014 colloquium by Donald Kagan (Classics and History), “Teaching the Seminar: Have a Script and Stick to It.”

Fall 2013 Schedule

October 30, 2013, 12:30-1:30, Timothy Dwight Thompson Room. John Merriman, Charles Seymour Professor of History, ”The Changing Culture of Lectures at Yale and the World of On-line.” 

November 14, 2013, 12:30-1:30, Branford College private dining room. Marvin Chun, Professor of Psychology, Cognitive Science and Neurobiology, and John B. Madden Master of Berkeley College, “Keeping Introductory Courses Fresh

December 3, 2013, 12:00-1:00, Silliman College Annex Room. Scott Strobel, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and Vice-President of West Campus Planning and Programming, “Playing Games and Taking Road Trips: Non-Traditional Ways to Engage Students in Discovery-Based Learning”

Spring 2014 Schedule

January 28, 2014, 12:00-1:00, Branford College private dining room: Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology, “A Decade of Integrating LAC: Language across the Curriculum

February 11, 2014, 12:30-1:30, Timothy Dwight Thompson Room. Michael Koelle, Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, “Running an Effective Large Lecture Course:  Getting All the Details Right

March 27, 2014, 12:00-1:00, Branford College private dining room. Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Classics and History, “Teaching the Seminar: Have a Script and Stick to It

April 9, 2014, 12:30-1:30, Timothy Dwight Thompson Room. Deborah Margolin, Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Theater Studies, “The Non-Competitive Classroom: Comedy as Pedagogical Method