Monday, October 23, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

You already know about the Matrix Method from Literature Review Part A and have completed one. Now in Part B, learn to situate your research within the body of existing related scholarship. Bring your completed matrix and your ideas for how best to organize and present the research so that it meshes with your own contribution to the field.

Additional information: registration is required

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

In this workshop, we will explore how to become better recipients and givers of feedback in the academic setting. We will discuss relevant concepts regarding feedback, then demonstrate strategies and provide tips to help achieve effective feedback communication. You will also have an opportunity to evaluate and discuss sample feedback practices through group work activities.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Feedback on both short and lengthy written assignments plays a critical role in students' learning about disciplinary content, as well as communication conventions. Yet this mode of instruction often yields dissatisfaction from both students and instructors. In this workshop, we consider how to improve the effectiveness of written feedback to ensure that the time and effort instructors put into providing feedback fosters student learning. We identify challenges to providing feedback to students, define strategies for improving our approaches, and practice hands-on feedback techniques.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Since most job candidates are asked to provide a "teaching statement" or a "statement of teaching philosophy" when applying for academic positions, it’s essential to understand what makes these documents effective. In this workshop, we’ll walk through the components of successful teaching statements and use hands-on activities to help you brainstorm ideas for communicating your own teaching philosophy to hiring committees.

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

We’ll provide free coffee, tea, and snacks. Just come and write!

Additional information: No need to register. Bring your laptop. All grads welcome!

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This interactive workshop will explore Twitter from an educational vantage for both enhancing classroom discussion and networking as well as for authentic assessment. First, we will look at strategies for successful engagement with Twitter as users (such as crafting Tweets and navigating Twitter successfully) before we move into specific methods of implementing Twitter into classroom teaching and assessment. Finally, we will use Twitter as a launch point to identify teaching uses for other social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat) as well. Individuals from all disciplines are invited to participate in this workshop: together, we will develop an interdisciplinary framework of strategies for and perspectives on the use of social media and Twitter in the classroom.

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

Additional information: registration is required

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Postings for tenure-track academic positions often require a “research statement” or a “statement of research interests” in addition to a CV, cover letter, and teaching dossier. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn and apply strategies for developing a compelling, cohesive research statement that is also realistic and written in an accessible style. Led by Nadine Fladd, Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist, at the Writing Centre.

Friday, November 3, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral students develop their voices as independent scholars and give effective academic presentations with confidence.

Apply before 4pm on Monday, October 9 to participate in Speak Like a Scholar by Google Form.

Friday, November 3, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Engaging and well-designed lectures can set exceptional teachers apart from the crowd. Drawing on research from psychology and neuroscience about learning, memory, and cognition, this workshop teaches how to design lectures to promote student engagement and long-term information retention. You'll learn strategies that can be applied across different contexts and faculties and hear stories about the most memorable techniques used to capture students' interest.

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