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.
mcgraw center (mctl)
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?"
The Chemistry Department recently featured a story about Female Researchers in Chemistry (FRIC), a group working to support women in STEM. The efforts of two founding members, Colleen Richardson and Erin Grey, were highlighted. The McGraw Center warmly congratulates these former Fellows for their important work in support of diversity and inclusion at Princeton and beyond. Way to go, Colleen and Erin!