On Monday, July 31, Dr. Katherine Stanton joined the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning as Senior Associate Director for Teaching Initiatives and Programs after a decade of roles of increasing responsibility at Harvard University. Dr. Stanton, after receiving her Ph.D. in Literatures in English from Rutgers University and teaching in the Rutgers Writing Program, served as Assistant Director of the McGraw Center from 2003 – 2007, where she helped design and implement the current Teaching Transcript program for graduate students.
Sarah Schwarz, McGraw’s Associate Director, was instrumental in conceptualizing and designing an exciting and innovative new Community College Teaching Partnership program that promises major benefits for both Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and Princeton University (PU) this spring.
Under the agreement, four MCCC faculty members are mentoring four PU doctoral students with a comprehensive orientation to the community college environment this spring. Then, the PU students will teach in their disciplines as MCCC adjunct instructors in the fall.
Penina Krieger is an Organic Chemistry tutor in the McGraw's Undergraduate Learning Program. She is also a volunteer tutor in the Petey Greene Program, which provides individualized tutoring for incarcerated people.
Princeton University seniors Penina Krieger, Natasha Turkmani and Charlotte Williams, as well as Class of 2013 graduate Erica Cao, have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships. The awards give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.
Marisa Salazar is a head tutor for organic chemistry in the McGraw's Undergraduate Learning Program. She's also an undergraduate partner in McGraw's English Conversation Partner Program, as well as taking part in the McGraw-Keller Tiger Challenge innovation team. Salazar is a member of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship and a pre-health peer adviser, advising students who are interested in health careers.
The recent election has elicited many reactions, some of which may find their way into the classroom. Any faculty member or department interested in having a conversation about how to manage post-election conversations is welcome to contact the McGraw Center to discuss specific situations and the impact of the election on classroom dynamics.
During the past year, the Center’s Online Teaching and Learning Initiative began a series of pilot projects that implement key recommendations in the University’s Strategic Review of Online Education. The suggested priorities include: promoting access and retention across the curriculum, especially in STEM courses, producing a small private online summer course, creating high-impact MOOCs, and developing the capacity for research in online learning.
On September 26th, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning welcomed Dr. Shaun R. Harper, Professor and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, for a talk titled “What Makes Teaching and Learning Inclusive?"