270 HALE Welcome & Introduction Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM 270 HALE A Problem-Oriented Framework for College Classes Sam Fitch, Professor, Political Science Professor Fitch discusses a problem-oriented framework that he uses in his political science courses. The problem-oriented framework addresses goals, trends, conditions, projections, alternatives and potentials for decision-making.
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
270 HALE Applying A Problem-Oriented Framework to College Classes Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program Caitlin Ring, Lead, Journalism & Mass Media Jennifer Avena, Lead, MCDB Molly Ratterman, Lead, Spanish & Portuguese Caroline Szczepanski, Lead, Chemical Engineering The discussion leaders provide worksheets and faciliate discussion with the participants about how to apply the problem-oriented concepts presented in the keynote to their own classrooms.
230 HALE Teaching Your Students to Use a Problem- Oriented Approach in Writing Assignments Rosalyn Zigmond, Instructor, Program for Writing & Rhetoric This workshop will guide you through the process of improving your students’ writing using a problemoriented framework. We will discuss how to approach problems, framing goals/values, trends, conditions, projections, alternatives, and decisions in the writing process. Participants will plan a writing assignment in their discipline.
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
270 HALE Solving Problems in Student Learning Using the Poles on the Kolb Learning Styles Model Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program The Kolb Learning Styles model can be used to solve student learning problems. In this workshop, you will discuss problems students have learning material in your classrooms and apply the model to solutions.
230 HALE Exploring Alternative Career Paths Valentine Roché, Coordinator, GSCP, Career Services Jon Schlesinger, Assistant Director for Career Counseling, Career Services What do you do when the job market doesn’t provide the direct career path you want? Step one in finding an alternative career path is transferring the interests, knowledge, skills and talents you already possess. We will engage you in an individual mapping process and identify next steps in this career transition.
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
270 HALE Assessing Student Learning Jay Brinker, Assistant Professor,Psychology, The Australian National University This workshop will explore various forms of assessment including in-class assessment, formative assessment and assessment as a teaching tool. We will discuss the theoretical bases for these forms as well as explore practical considerations for different teaching environments (e.g. small vs. large group, undergraduate vs. graduate).
230 HALE Preparing Your CV and Other Materials for the Academic Job Search Angel Hoekstra, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program This workshop provides a detailed review of what is to be included in all sections of a CV, as well as a brief overview of all materials needed for the academic job market. Attendees are encouraged to bring a current CV to revise in the workshop. Graduate students of all levels may attend.
Friday, January 11
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast Bars
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
270 HALE Teaching Through Controversy Henry (Rique) Campa III, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife & The Graduate School, Michigan State University Dr. Campa discusses his teaching-through controversy experiences in biology classes at MSU and provides scenarios that you might use to develop activities in your classroom that are based on controversies involving multiple stakeholders.
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
270 HALE Applying Teaching Through Controversy to Your Course Angel Hoekstra, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program Brian Vanderwende, Lead, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Kate Fischer, Lead, Anthropology Selena Adams, Lead, Music The discussion leaders provide worksheets and faciliate discussion with the participants about how to apply the teaching-through-controversy concepts presented in the keynote to their own course.
230 HALE Dealing with Problem Students Matt Tomatz, Counselor, Counseling & Psychological Services Graduate students are teachers and students. Thus, they may feel overwhelmed with school pressures and deadlines, as may their students. The presenter shares ideas about how to make the semester go smoothly for all involved.
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
270 HALE Experience Applying a Problem-Oriented Framework to an ENVS Classroom Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program, CU Boulder This workshop presents a simplified framework for problem analysis and discusses its application as a teaching tool that can help students become problem-oriented thinkers.
230 HALE Goal Setting for Academic Success Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program This workshop helps you consider your academic goals in the context of your lifetime goals, identify blocks and opportunities, make time constraints concrete, and help you reach the goals you would like to achieve.
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
270 HALE Evernote: Your Every-Where System for Personal Productivity Mark Werner, Associate Director, OIT Dr. Werner will guide you through using an online note-taking and organization system to help you manage the mountain of paperwork, to-do items, business cards, images, and notes you handle every day. Come to this session with a computer if you can.
230 HALE Is Diversity a Problem? Tamara Williams Van Horn, Diversity Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program Do you have questions about diversity issues in the classroom? What problems do you face? What problems do your students face? We’ll talk about potential approaches and solutions.