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Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering
Applications for the Winter 2017 face-to-face course have closed.
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and Rackham Graduate School seek applicants for the Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering. The purpose of this short-course is to prepare a select group of advanced postdoctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines in the sciences and engineering to teach effectively as future faculty members.
In 2016-2017, we will be offering the course in a face-to-face format in the winter.
The online and face-to-face versions share much in common, including:
Both courses are eight weeks long, and the content covered is similar. Topics include:
- Trends in STEM Education
- Course Design
- Science of Learning
- Assessment and Feedback
- Active and Inquiry-Based Learning
- Diversity in the STEM Classroom
- Group Work and Project Design
All sessions are integrated and build upon one another, leading participants to three capstone experiences:
- a practice teaching session,
- the completion of a syllabus for a course they might teach in the future, and
- a statement of teaching philosophy.
- Course activites are expected to take 5-6 hours/week.
- Participants who successfully complete all course requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
- To be eligible, an applicant's faculty supervisor MUST e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline, verifying their support for the applicant's full participation in the program.
There are also several key differences between the face-to-face and online versions, detailed in the table below.
The course requires no tuition or payment from participants or their advisors. For questions, please e-mail email@example.com
Dates: January 4th through February 22nd, 2017.
The face-to-face short-course consists of eight 3-hour seminars on Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Advanced preparation is required for each session so that time in sessions may be devoted to active learning and reflection.
All course activities will take place asynchronously online.
|Participants: University of Michigan STEM postdocs||Participants: STEM postdocs from the University of Michigan and select partner institutions.|
Each of the eight weekly seminars will follow a similar format, emphasizing advanced preparation so that time in sessions may be devoted to active learning and reflection. Each session will include:
Session format: Each of the eight weekly online modules will follow a similar format, including both individual and team assignments. Each weekly module will feature:
|Expectations: Participants will be expected to attend all eight sessions in their entirety, watch the pre-recorded lectures/video clips, and complete the preparatory readings and assignments before each session.||Expectations: Participants will be expected to complete all eight modules in their entirety, including viewing/reading content, completing online activities and group and individual assignments.|