Pedagogy and Professional Development Programs for Faculty

Many of the workshops below are available to departments or groups by request.  Write to us at mcgraw@princeton.edu.


      Spring 2018

      Teaching and Learning for People with Bodies: A Workshop

      Monday, April 23, 12:00 - 1:20 p.m., 330 Frist Campus Center

      RSVP to reserve a seat. Lunch will be provided.

      As faculty, how do we move in the space of the classroom? How can the ways we use our bodies reflect our values as teachers and scholars? How can we use movement and space  – where (and if) we sit, how we gesture, how we arrange the room-- pedagogically? How and why might we invite students to move around the classroom and take up space of their own?

      Speaker: Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Lecturer in Dance and the Lewis Center for the Arts. 

       


      Previously held Spring 2018 programs

      Just Teaching: Why Inclusive Classrooms and Campuses Matter

      An Inclusive Teaching at Princeton event. In this talk, Professor Tricia Rose reflected on her own teaching and explored the importance of creating a just and inclusive campus in society. All members of the University community were welcome to attend.

      Speaker: Tricia Rose, Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University

      Sponsored by The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Programs in Access and Inclusion, and the Office of the Dean of the College.

      Master Class on Teaching Series

      The Master Class on Teaching is a series featuring distinguished teachers from across the disciplines, sponsored by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

      • February 2018: Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies. Arthur H. Scribner Bicentennial Preceptor.
      • April 2018: Howard Stone, Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

      Profiles in Innovative Teaching Series

      • Elena Fratto, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Tala Khanmalek, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality Studies, described their innovative course, Humanities 302: Medical Story-Worlds, which examined illness, health, and the body through the lens of storytelling. These stories included historical accounts of the spectacle of the American circus freak show, Audre Lorde’s collection of essays The Cancer Journals, and the graphic novel Epileptic by David Beauchard. Highly interactive, the seminar took the form of a “floating classroom,” taking students to spaces across campus for individual classes and guest lectures given by faculty members in various disciplines. 
         
      • Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Corina Tarnita's innovative freshman seminar, The Equations of Life, focused on the role of models in scientific discovery. Organized around a central question - how can mathematical modeling help illuminate biological processes? - this seminar emphasized student inquiry. Professor Tarnita described her development of this seminar, in which students learned to build and analyze models using mathematical tools in order to study evolution and behavior, ecology, and virus dynamics.

      Teaching Data Visualization

      How and why do we teach students to graphically represent data or information? What becomes visible to students – what insights are deepened, what relationships are noticed, what patterns are discerned – when they do? 

      Panelists: Miguel A. Centeno, Musgrave Professor of Sociology. Professor of Sociology and International Affairs., Jeffrey D. Himpele, Director, Ethnographic Data Visualization Lab, Anthropology. Lecturer in Anthropology., Elizabeth M. Roberto, Lecturer in Sociology., Frederik J. Simons, Professor of Geosciences.

      Teaching Graduate Students in Engineering and the Natural Sciences

      What is the pedagogy of the graduate classroom? In what way is our teaching of graduate students different from our teaching of undergraduates? How do we mentor graduate students in the lab?  What should newly appointed faculty know about the teaching and mentoring of graduate students?

      Speakers:  Sigrid M. Adriaenssens, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Kenneth A. Norman, Professor of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Chair, Department of Psychology, and Rodney D. Priestley, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
      Moderator:
      Sarah-Jane Leslie, Dean of the Graduate School, Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy

      Teaching Graduate Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences

      What is the pedagogy of the graduate classroom? In what way is our teaching of graduate students different from our teaching of undergraduates? How do we construct syllabi for graduate-level courses? What should newly appointed faculty know about the teaching and mentoring of graduate students?

      Speakers: Christopher H. Achen, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Politics. Katja Guenther, Associate Professor of History. Sarah Rivett, Associate Professor of English and American Studies.
      Moderator:
      Sarah-Jane Leslie, Dean of the Graduate School, Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy