Preparing Future Faculty Workshops

Whether you are developing your teaching skills or starting your academic job search, as graduate students and postdocs you will find a variety of workshops aimed at helping you prepare for teaching in higher education. 


Academic Career Workshops

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars applying for faculty positions in higher education are invited to participate in our academic job search workshop series. In the fall semester, workshops tackle strategies for conducting your academic job search and the preparation of a competitive application packet. In the spring, workshops address the on-campus interview and job talk.

Students talking and studying around a circular table, as seen from above

Fall Academic Job Search 101 | Friday, Sept 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Peachtree Room
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars going on the job market for faculty positions within the next year should attend this workshop to prepare your application packets. Learn how to set yourself apart from the competition by crafting a targeted cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement. Refreshments will be provided. Can't attend this 3-hour workshop? The topics will be repeated in individual sessions.

Crafting your CV/Cover Letter | Friday, Sept 14 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Peachtree Room
Learn strategies to move beyond “template thinking” to personal marketing and customization.

Crafting your Research Statement | Friday, Sept 21 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Piedmont Room
How to customize and craft your own research statement.

Crafting your Teaching Statement | Friday, Sept 28 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Student Center Room 321
Strategies for writing teaching statements that set you apart.

Academic Job Search 102 | Friday, November 9 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Piedmont Room
Get a jump start on preparations for your on-campus job interview and job talk at this interactive workshop. This session will be repeated in January.


Teaching Workshops for Future Faculty and TA Development

The fall teaching workshop series includes four workshops delivered over two days, with the first two workshops in October and the last two workshops occurring in November. We welcome you to attend one or all of the sessions as your schedule allows. 

These workshops are aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. While this workshop series contributes to the foundation-level learning outcomes for the Teach to Teaching certificate and the associate level CIRTL certificate, all are welcome regardless of membership in these certificate programs.

How Learning Works (Tech to Teaching F1.1) | Friday, October 19 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Piedmont Room, Student Center
This workshop will introduce you to how your brain works and explore the impacts of prior knowledge, organization, practice, and feedback on knowledge retention, transfer, and mastery.

Teaching with Technology (Tech to Teaching F5.1) | Friday, October 19 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Piedmont Room, Student Center
Technology permeates higher education, from computers to smart phones to personal response devices. However, one question that persists is whether these technologies promote or inhibit learning. This workshop will explore how instructors utilize different technologies to engage students and enhance learning.

Writing Learning Outcomes (Tech to Teaching F4.1) | Friday, November 16 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Crescent Room, Student Center
Good teaching starts with the end goal in mind. What do you want students to know and be able to do by the end of the experience? This workshop will help you express these goals and know how to use them in the design of instructional strategies.

Measuring Learning (Tech to Teaching F4.2) | Friday, November 16 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Crescent Room, Student Center
This workshop will introduce a variety of methods to evaluate student learning. Participants will leave with skills to enable them to develop and select appropriate assessments of student learning.


Workshops offered through the CIRTL Network

Thanks to Georgia Tech's membership in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), the following online resources are available free of charge to students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Georgia Tech.

 

 

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