Teaching Research Methods

Dr. Meggie, Crnic, History and Sociology of Science
Dec 13 2017 : 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
HSS Lounge, 3rd Floor Cohen Hall
Elaine LaFay, CTL Graduate Fellow, History and Sociology of Science

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History and Sociology of Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Providing Meaningful Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Professor Daniel E. Koditschek, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Dec 07 2017 : 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Greenberg Lounge, Skirkanich Hall Room 114
Santiago Paternain, CTL Graduate Fellow, Electrical and Systems Engineering

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Electrical and Systems Engineering department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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TA Tell-All: Tips and Tricks of the Trade As We Look Ahead to Spring Semester Teaching

Former and Current TAs
Dec 13 2017 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Stiteler Hall Forum
Danielle Hanley, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Former and current TAs will be available to answer questions for current and future TAs.The purpose of this roundtable is to open up a space for a genuine conversation about TAing at Penn, where we might discuss anything from professor expectations, to managing your time as a TA, to teaching outside of one's area of expertise. 

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Teaching Relevance: Making Social and Historical Sciences Matter to Today's Students

Professor Megan Kassabaum, Anthropology
Dec 05 2017 : 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Penn Museum Room 345
Steve Renette, CTL Grad Fellow, AAMW and Diego Arispe-Bazan, CTL Grad Fellow, Anthropology

Like it or not, as college-level instructors, we are situated at the front lines of the battle between "academia" and "the real world." At this workshop, we will discuss how to make it clear to students why the social and historical sciences matter. We will brainstorm strategies for dealing with the highly pre-professional climate at Penn and talk through methods for demonstrating how students can apply what they learn in class to non-academic settings, something that is essential to Penn's new LPS curriculum. 

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World and Anthropology departments and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Using the Time You Have for Teaching More Efficiently and Effectively

Cathy Turner, Senior Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Nov 10 2017 : 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
CTL/OLI Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library

Graduate instructors face a range of time commitments, especially at the end of the semester. In their own teaching, they have to plan and meet their classes or recitations, prepare students for final exams and papers and then find time to grade those assessments. Beyond those responsibilities, graduate students must balance their own coursework and research alongside their teaching. This workshop will provide graduate students with ways to make best use of the time they have to spend on their teaching commitments and to prioritize what they (or their professor) hope that their students will get out of the semester.

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Teaching 101

Professor Santosh Venkatesh, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Oct 16 2017 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Raisler Lounge, Towne 225
Santiago Paternain, CTL Graduate Fellow, Electrical and Systems Engineering

We will discuss topics related to the mechanics of teaching such as, preparing lectures, working with the TAs, etc. We will also talk about good and bad practices on delivery.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Electrical & Systems Engineering department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

Presenting Yourself As a Teacher on the Job Market

Professors Ada Kuskowski and Alex Chase-Levenson, History
Nov 15 2017 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
College Hall 209
Chelsea Chamberlain, CTL Graduate Fellow, History

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

 

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Designing A Four-Fields Intro Course: How To

Professors Morgan Hoke and Douglas Smit, Anthropology
Nov 02 2017 : 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Penn Museum, Room 419 (Loren Eiseley)
Diego Arispe-Bazan, CTL Graduate Fellow, Anthropology

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Anthropology department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

CANCELLED: Building Your Anthropology Syllabus: Best Practices

Professor Lauren Ristvet, Anthropology
Oct 17 2017 : 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Penn Museum, Room 329
Diego Arispe-Bazan, CTL Graduate Fellow, Anthropology

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Anthropology department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

What To Do While Waiting for Data in Lab Classes

Steve Szewczyk, Instructional Lab, MSE and Jamie Ford, Nanoscale Characterization Facility
Dec 06 2017 : 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LRSM Reading Room
Kathryn Hasz, CTL Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the MEAM department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Contact: for more information.

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