The Graduate Teacher Program solicited proposals from graduate students in both Arts & Humanities and STEM for a new project on public speaking. Graduate students develop their dissertations using complex language and models, which may be incomprehensible to those outside their disciplines. This project allows future academic leaders to receive assistance in translating and presenting the content of their work for a lay audience. Selected graduate students will receive a $500 grant for their participation in the project.
Graduate students attended three group meetings during fall semester and will attend three during spring semester to work on their projects, receive individual public speaking guidance, and practice with filming their presentations. Participants will present their work and be filmed at the Capstone event on April 15 in the Abrams Lounge at the Center for Community on the Boulder campus. They will be evaluated for an award and will also have the opportunity to disseminate their work via the CU Boulder Graduate Teacher Program YouTube channel, which will be promoted through current GTP social media platforms. Also, through our contacts, some participants may have the opportunity to have aspects of their work featured beyond the campus. Awardees are working with GTP staff, faculty from the Program in Journalism & Mass Media, and from the Department of Communication, the Department of Film Studies, and staff from PBS to develop their projects. The project mentors provide professional support to help participants express concepts and ideas from their work in language that is understandable and compelling, thus expanding their ability to educate effectively. Awardees may create a brief video/media project, a written piece (such as an op ed piece, a letter to the editor, or a blog), or an oral presentation.
|Dominic Dezzutti||Director of Production||Colorado Public Television|
|Jamie Skerski||Instructor, Department of Communication||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Jennifer Malkowski||Graduate Student , Department of Communication||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Laura Border||Director, Graduate Teacher Program||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Lorine Giangola||Lead Coordinator (STEM), Graduate Teacher Program||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Melinda Barlow||Associate Professor, Film Studies||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Polly McLean||Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Adam Pérou Hermans||Gorillas & conservation||ENVS|
|Allison Rowland||Zoerheterics and politics||COMM|
|Elizabeth Lawrence||College and health||SOCY|
|Erin Baxter||Pueblo site & GIS||ANTH|
|Jennifer Avena||Biology, bodies and K12||MCDB|
|Kathryn Nowotny||Incarceration & health||SOCY|
|Matthieu Talpe||Climate change, space, ice||AERO|
|Nathan Parrish||Electric propulsion trajectory optimization||AERO|
|Tyler Harrison||Composer Maslanka||MUSC|
Look for next year's call for application in the fall of 2014.
If you would like further information, you can also talk with Dr. Border in the GTP office, 201 ATLAS. 303.492.4902