Faculty from several COPFFN institutions will speak on career and teaching panels and will answer grad students' questions about faculty jobs at different types of institutions.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Although COPFFN is a FREE event, we ask that you rsvp if you are planning to attend so that we can plan for meals. All attendees should sign in at each workshop in order to earn credit toward Graduate Teacher Program teaching and professional development certificates.
See you at COPFFN on the 15th!
Yes, I plan to attend Breakfast
Yes, I plan to attend Lunch
8:15 - 8:45 AM Breakfast Burritos and Coffee
8:45 - 8:50 AM Welcome
Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program and COPFF Network
8:50 - 9:50 AM Teaching in Colleges in the COPFF Network
Lauren Scharff, Director, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, United States Air Force Academy
Ken Sagendorf, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Regis University
David Kendrick, Director, Center for Teaching, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Lunden MacDonald, Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver
10:00 - 10:50 AM Keynote: Student Self-Assessment of Learning: Timed Practice Exams
Margaret R. Asirvatham, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
Instructors adopt diagnostic and formative assessment tools, such as clickers and e-homework, to actively engage students in and outside the classroom. Past exams are intended to promote self-assessment; timed practice exams were required to help students address their weaknesses and improve their performance in a first-semester organic chemistry course.
11:00 - Noon The Colorado Community College System and NANSLO: Building the Next Generation of Online Science Education
PJ Bennet, NANSLO Technology Lab Manager, Colorado Community College System
The STEM disciplines have historically lagged behind other disciplines in both availability and acceptance in the online environment mostly due to the laboratory component of these classes. In an attempt to mediate this discrepancy, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has embarked on an international project to create a novel solution to distance laboratory courses. Dr. Bennett will explain how the mission and function of the CCCS has led to a fundamental need for online STEM courses and how the North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) is filling this need.
12:15 - 1:15 PM HALE 270 How Do TA Training Programs Prepare You for Jobs in Academe?
Lunch Provided (Please register through CU Event Calendar to ensure meals are accommodating for those in attendance.)
Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program
Joanna H. Hubbard, President, UGGS
Graduate Student from UNC, Greeley
The panel will discuss how the GTP is organized to provide opportunities for graduate students to prepare for academic teaching positions in higher education.
12:15 - 1:15 PM HALE 260 COPFFN Advisory Board Lunch
The COPFFN Advisory Board will have an informal lunch meeting regarding our collaborations.
1:30 - 2:30 PM Using Interactive Theatre to Support Graduate Student Teachers and Faculty at Different Types of Institutions
Interactive Theatre Project, University of Colorado Boulder
Faculty and graduate students in different types of institutions interact with varying levels of student diversity. The Interactive Theatre Project will perform theatrical scenarios that address what future faculty might need to consider in their job search.