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Tools for Teaching

Tuesday, January 13–Thursday, January 15
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327

This is an intensive series of workshops to help graduate students who are interested in college teaching, build tools for a successful job search and teaching career.

 

Tuesday, January 13

TA 101
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the resources available for—and the rules that apply to - teaching assistants at SAIC.
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Develop a Syllabus
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Faculty members Nick Lowe and Michael Ryan facilitate this workshop. Participants will learn how to write a course description and a detailed syllabus for a college-level class. Bring 2 syllabi from courses you've taken: 1 syllabus that was helpful and 1 that was not so helpful.
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Interview with Confidence
3:00–4:30 p.m.

Individual practice interviews with SAIC faculty members. Participants will learn what questions to expect, what questions to prepare and how to ace that semi-finalist interview. Dress as you would for a real interview.
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Wednesday, January 14

Develop Your Teaching Packet
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Katharine Schutta, Co-director of the Career + Co-op Center leads this workshop. Participants will learn how to build their CV's, teaching statements, and cover letters, how to describe their accomplishments and credentials, what to include and how to format this package that is so important in the search for a college teaching job.
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Manage Critiques with Sensitivity and Inclusion
1:00–2:30 p.m.

Graduate Division Chair Werner Herterich moderates this panel discussion with faculty members. The discussion will cover managing critiques for foundations classes as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate level classes. Participants will learn how to engage students in discussing their classmates' work as well as their own from formal, conceptual, and cultural points of view.
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Interview with Confidence
3:00–4:30 p.m.

Individual practice interviews with SAIC faculty members. Participants will learn what questions to expect, what questions to prepare and how to ace that semi-finalist interview. Dress as you would for a real interview.
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Thursday, January 15

Presenting Yourself and Your Ideas to Others
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Bryan Saner, performance artist (Every House Has a Door, Goat Island, and more) and faculty member at Columbia College, facilitates this participatory workshop. You will generate material about yourself and your ideas and practice presenting it to the rest of the group. Be prepared to engage fully.
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Online Presence + Networking
4:00–5:30 p.m.

Katharine Schutta, Co-director of the Career + Co-op Center leads this workshop. Participants will learn

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Spring 2015 Co-op Orientations

Thursday, January 22
Thursday, January 29
Tuesday, February 3

All in 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1429
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Cooperative Education Internship Program (Co-op) provides sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students, the opportunity to gain arts related work experience and earn course credit.

To participate, you must attend one orientation to receive information and application per academic year.

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Questions?

Contact us at 312.629.6810 or careers@saic.edu.

All events are free for SAIC degree-seeking students and alumni. Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation for this program should contact careers@saic.edu or 312.629.6820 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.