Inclusive Course Design and Universal Design with the Inclusive Pedagogy Fellows
 
[Introductory/Elective]
Friday, April 17, 11am – 1pm

The Inclusive Pedagogy Fellows will lead a two-part conversation on inclusive course design. The first part will focus on issues of syllabus design using research on STEM education, inclusive pedagogy across the college campus, UNC Center for Faculty Excellence, and the work of bell hooks. The second part will focus on the technical aspects of Universal Design, primarily drawing on contributions to Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice (Harvard Education Press, 2008).

The Inclusive Pedagogy Fellows are a select group of Divinity School PhD students working together to learn best practices for teaching college students. Their work is funded by the Provost’s office and the Divinity School’s Craft of Teaching program.

This event will be offered via the Zoom web-conferencing platform. To participate, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/FE5mWy1MGte92mb26 in advance of the event.

Questions may be directed to Caroline Anglim at CraftofTeaching@uchicago.edu.

Preparation for the Academic Job Market with Professors Fredericks and Pierce-Taylor 
[Advanced / Elective]
Monday, April 20, 2-3:30pm

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the process of searching for an academic job including finding job advertisements and communicating with references including the pros and cons of Interfolio.  We will also discuss the components of a typical application packet, the seasonality and rhythms of the job application process, various costs you can expect to incur, and various on-campus, online, and print resources to assist you on the job market.  This workshop is an orientation to the process of applying for academic jobs so that you can be well prepared for the fall application season. We recommend that all students who plan to go on the market next academic year (2020-21) attend. However, it is also a good idea for students who plan to go up the following year (2021-2022) in order to start planning well in advance. This workshop will be led by Profs. Fredericks and Pierce Taylor. 

Professor Sarah Fredericks is Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics and Director of Doctoral Studies. She also teaches in the College and is an affiliated faculty member of the Program on the Global Environment and The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Professor Sarah Pierce-Taylor is Assistant Professor of Religion, Literature, and Visual Culture at the Divinity School.

This event will be offered via the Zoom web-conferencing platform. To participate, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/FE5mWy1MGte92mb26 in advance of the event.

Questions may be directed to Caroline Anglim at CraftofTeaching@uchicago.edu.

The Logic of Lessons: Instructor Preparation and Student Learning with Professors Kevin Hector and David Barr 
 [Advanced / Arts]
|Thursday, May 7, 2-3:30pm

 Pedagogy does not begin with stepping into the classroom: strategic lesson planning in advance, combined with an improvisational readiness to adapt and flow with the needs of the moment is of great pedagogical power, especially when teaching complex material and students who need careful guidance in understanding it. In this session, participants will get to know the basic processes of student learning and will learn to implement practical strategies for planning classes that engage them, across a variety of institutional contexts.

Professors Kevin Hector is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religions and in the College. David Barr is a Teaching Fellow in the Divinity School and the College.

This event will be offered via the Zoom web-conferencing platform. To participate, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/FE5mWy1MGte92mb26 in advance of the event.

Questions may be directed to Caroline Anglim at CraftofTeaching@uchicago.edu.


Curriculum Vitae Workshop with Profs. Dan Arnold, Prof. Richard Rosengarten, and Dr. Courtney Wiersema
[No credit toward the CoT certificate]
Tuesday, May 19 12-1:30pm

The Divinity School’s Placement Committee, together with the Craft of Teaching Program, will sponsor a workshop to discuss the composition of your CV for the academic job market.  Together with Courtney Wiersema of UChicagoGrad, Professors Dan Arnold and Richard Rosengarten will present sample CVs and discuss the considerations that go into composing one that is most effective in representing your work and its presentation to potential employers.

Daniel Arnold is Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and in the College. Richard Rosengarten is Associate Professor of Religion and Literature and in the College. Courtney Wiersema is Associate Director of GRAD Career Development at UChicagoGRAD.

This event will be offered via the Zoom web-conferencing platform. To participate, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/FE5mWy1MGte92mb26in advance of the event.

Questions may be directed to Caroline Anglim at CraftofTeaching@uchicago.edu.