Join the McGraw Center for "flipped" workshops, which include Canvas course components, as well as semester-long offerings. Pedagogy Programs Preparing to Write a Meaningful Statement of Teaching Philosophy Teaching statements have become important in academic job searches as more and more colleges and universities are requesting them from applicants for faculty positions. This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of the teaching statement and present recent research on how search committees interpret them. We will also discuss how writing a statement can serve as a valuable means of enhancing one’s own teaching strategies. This workshop will provide a context for participants to start writing their own statements by drafting key elements of them that draw on their teaching experiences and their goals for their students. Sign up to enroll in the Canvas mini course, "Developing Your Teaching Statement." You can complete the course at your own pace anytime. The earlier you enroll, the more time you will have to complete the Canvas course. It is hard for us to estimate how long the Canvas course will take you since it depends on how much time you invest, but we think you can expect to spend around 45 minutes on it. Designing a Course Are you preparing a new syllabus for a new teaching position or job search? This workshop examines course design and syllabus preparation from the perspective of student learning, using a variety of models from across the disciplines. Workshop activities guide you in defining your goals for your students and then using them to shape all aspects of a well-integrated course, from your class format to student assignments, exams, and the syllabus. Sign up to enroll in the Canvas mini course, "Designing a Course." You can complete the course at your own pace anytime. The earlier you enroll, the more time you will have to complete the Canvas course. It is hard for us to estimate how long the Canvas course will take you since it depends on how much time you invest, but we think you can expect to spend around 45 minutes on it. In order to receive Teaching Transcript credit, attend the course design workshop on 2/16/23. Learning Programs Discerning Dissertating: Launching 6 in-person sessions Start Date: Monday, April 3 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Location: Frist 329 Have you completed your dissertation prospectus or proposal, and are you ready to launch into your independent thesis research with confidence and a community of support? If you are a graduate student in the Social Sciences or Humanities ready to begin your dissertation research this year (or you have recently begun), you are welcome to join a learning cohort offered by The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning titled "Launching the Dissertation." We’ll meet six times in-person on Monday mornings from 10-11:30am, beginning on Mon 4/3/23 and ending on 5/8/23. Together, we'll discuss creating tailored productivity plans; strategies to promote balance and well-being; the importance of an accountability and support network; effective reading, note-making, and data organization practices; consistent writing; and plans for managing "day-to-day dissertating." This is the second learning cohort in the Discerning Dissertating series. The first one, Planning the Dissertation, took place in Fall '22. Future cohorts in this program will address concepts relevant to later stages of the dissertation process such as sustaining motivation; soliciting and interpreting feedback; reflecting on what "done" might mean; and considering next steps post grad school. We hope you'll join us! To learn more and register, please complete this short Interest Form. Learning Mentoring 8 in-person sessions Start Date: Wednesday, March 22 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Frist 329 Are you a Princeton STEM grad student or postdoc? And committed to becoming an effective mentor? Join a cohort of like-minded peers! A major component of many careers -- both within and beyond the academy -- is mentoring trainees, yet graduate students and postdocs often don't have formal opportunities to develop mentoring expertise. We invite you to a supportive learning cohort to explore skills and strategies while developing your own, tailored approach to mentoring. While there is no magic formula, there are evidence-based "best practices," as well as field-tested ways to develop a reflective, inclusive, and tailored mentoring approach. To learn more, register for this Spring's cohort, or express interest in participating in the future, please go to this Google Form.