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Teach@CUNY August Institute

The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students who will be teaching as Graduate Teaching Fellows or adjuncts across CUNY campuses to the Teach@CUNY August Institute on Wednesday and Thursday August 14th and 15th from 10am-4pm at the Graduate Center. The Institute is designed to address attendees’ needs as they prepare to teach in the fall semester.

This event will be staffed by TLC Graduate and Post-doctoral fellows, who will facilitate conversations around topics selected by attendees. The event will be structured much like an “unconference,” driven by and responsive to the needs and interests of those who attend.

The Institute will feature spaces to explore the following:

  • syllabi and assignment ideas;
  • lecture and discussion strategies;
  • integrating educational technology and open educational resources into teaching;
  • crafting purposeful writing and experiential learning assignments;
  • socially conscious and decolonizing approaches in the classroom;
  • teaching lab sections or working as a teaching assistant,
  • mental health and college instruction;
  • time management and grading strategies;
  • teaching in your discipline;
  • and much more…

Those interested in attending should register here (http://cuny.is/tcuny-august-19), and plan to arrive in Room C415A at the Graduate Center by 10am to kick off each day. Attendees are not expected to attend the full Institute and can come and go as they please, though they are strongly encouraged to attend the opening session so that they can help shape the conversations that will come.

In addition to the August Institute, Graduate Center students may be interested in registering for PDEV 79401 Teaching Strategies, which will meet on Friday morning from 9:30-11:30 this fall. The course is being taught by TLC Director Luke Waltzer, and will extend the conversations launched at this summer’s Teach@CUNY Institutes while giving college teachers space and community with which to reflect upon their work in the classroom.

If you need more information or have any questions, please email tlc@gc.cuny.edu.

Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

 July 30th, 11:00am to 12:00pm

August 13th (repeat session), 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Register for the webinar on July 30th

Register for the repeat webinar on August 13th

CUNY Assistive Technology Services and the Media Accessibility Project invite you to join our live webinar to learn how to create accessible digital course content. This webinar is perfect for faculty in preparing course materials for the new semester and for those who want to increase their awareness on the importance of accessible content. We will be going over what makes a document accessible as well as steps on how to turn Microsoft Word and PDF documents into accessible content for students with all types of abilities and disabilities.

July 30th webinar link [zoom.us]

August 13th webinar link [zoom.us]

Fall 2019 Professional Development Seminars

 Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers are listed below. 

The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students.

PDEV 79400  Advanced Spoken English: Teaching and Presentation Skills

GC:  Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. 5382, 0 credits, Prof. O’Shields [57280]

This course is designed to help students improve their spoken English in a variety of academic and casual settings through guided instruction of American-style conversation and direct instruction of spoken English fluency and pronunciation skills.  Additionally, students will be instructed in the standard methods and style of teaching and presenting for the American university classroom.  Students will also be discussing and learning about American culture via themes and topics that are relevant to the students’ interests. (more…)

May 23 | Workshop: Preparing for your Faculty Job Search

Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Graduate Center, room 9204

Are you planning to go on the job market this fall? It’s never too soon to start preparing for your job search. In this workshop session, we will discuss how to use the summer to best prepare yourself for the academic job market. We’ll talk about:

  • Setting a time table for your search;
  • Job documents such as CVs, cover letters, and writing samples;
  • Where to find information about position openings;
  • What you might expect from the interview process;
  • How you can best position yourself for opportunities.

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

May 23 | Improve Your Research Communication Skills: A Workshop with Kyle Marian

Improve Your Research Communication Skills: A Workshop with Kyle Marian

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, room 9207

In this hands-on workshop, science communicator and comedian Kyle Marian will walk you through the process of creating academic-inspired comedy about your research and work life. In the process, you’ll learn the tools you need to become a stronger, strategic communicator no matter who your audience is. This workshop is ideal for folks who suffer from stage fright, are self-professed introverts, or just want to stretch their communication muscles in a new way. Even if you think you’re not funny, you’ll walk away with a new tool to engage different audiences with your work. During this workshop, we’ll break down the concept and equation of comedic communication, work on interpreting your research into stand-up, perform exercises to translate the same research ideas to different audiences, and get personalized feedback you can directly apply to your field engagement. Participants should bring a writing utensil and a notebook or paper.

Sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative

Please RSVP

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

About Our Speaker

Kyle Marian is a science communicator & former physical anthropologist, now focusing her work on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up featuring academics & researchers she’s trained to translate their obscure research & work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways. She has a passion for using comedy in science communication and has recently been training with the Upright Citizens’ Brigade to hone her improv and writing skills. Internationally, she’s performed academic stand-up comedy through the UK’s Bright Club community, even taking the BBC stage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.

 

May 16 | Workshop: Communicating Your Research

Communicating Your Research: A Talk by Kyle Marian

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room 9204

How is laughter a symptom of connection, and how can academics use it strategically for impactful communication? When communicating your research, there are plenty of methods and media that allow you to connect your message to your target audience (whether they are the general public, policymakers, patients, or stakeholders). Each form has its strengths and its weaknesses and in this introductory talk, science communicator Kyle Marian will share why the art of comedy is a powerful tool for connecting with diverse target audiences, and the lessons academics and researchers can take from a comedian’s work to apply to what they do.

Sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative

Please RSVP

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

About Our Speaker

Kyle Marian is a science communicator & former physical anthropologist, now focusing her work on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up featuring academics & researchers she’s trained to translate their obscure research & work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways. She has a passion for using comedy in science communication and has recently been training with the Upright Citizens’ Brigade to hone her improv and writing skills. Internationally, she’s performed academic stand-up comedy through the UK’s Bright Club community, even taking the BBC stage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.

 

May 6 | Workshop: Communicating Your Research

Communicating Your Research through Comedy: A Talk by Kyle Marian

Thursday, May 16, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Graduate Center, Room 9204

About the Talk

How is laughter a symptom of connection, and how can academics use it strategically for impactful communication? When communicating your research, there are plenty of methods and media that allow you to connect your message to your target audience (whether they are the general public, policymakers, patients, or stakeholders). Each form has its strengths and its weaknesses and in this introductory talk, science communicator Kyle Marian will share why the art of comedy is a powerful tool for connecting with diverse target audiences, and the lessons academics and researchers can take from a comedian’s work to apply to what they do.

We also encourage you to attend the follow-up workshop to this talk, Translate Your Research into Stand-Up, on May 23.

This event is sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative.

About Kyle Marian

Kyle Marian is a science communicator & former physical anthropologist, now focusing her work on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up featuring academics & researchers she’s trained to translate their obscure research & work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways. She has a passion for using comedy in science communication and has recently been training with the Upright Citizens’ Brigade to hone her improv and writing skills. Internationally, she’s performed academic stand-up comedy through the UK’s Bright Club community, even taking the BBC stage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.

Please RSVP

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

 

May 9 | Info Session with Macmillan Publishers

Information Session with Macmillan Publishers
Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Graduate Center, room 9205

Representatives from Macmillan Publishers will be at the Graduate Center to talk about their paid summer internship opportunities and to answer questions about the application process. Internships are currently available in a range of areas from Marketing, Publicity, and Sales to Editorial, Art & Design, and Business Development. Students from all fields are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about Macmillan and their available internships, please consult their summer 2019 internship informational flyer or visit their website, us.macmillan.com/about/careers.

Please RSVP

If you plan to attend this information session, please take a moment to fill out our event registration form.

 

May 8,13 | Grant Writing Workshops

1:00pm-3:00pm
Science Center, room 4102

April 10 | Careers in Academic Administration

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

CUNY Graduate Center, room C205

 

Interested in applying your degree toward careers in academic administration? Curious to learn about what different jobs in academic administration look like, and how to go about pursuing these professions? Come to our panel to meet Graduate Center alumni who work in this field. Learn how they got from graduate school to their current positions, what their day-to-day jobs are like on the ground, and practical tips on applying your graduate skills toward this field. This panel will be Q&A format and open to student questions.

 

Panelists;

Elizabeth Alsop (PhD Comparative Literature), Assistant Professor and Academic Director, Communication and Media & Liberal Studies, CUNY SPS

Hillel Broder (PhD English), Principal, DRS Yeshiva High School

Benjamin Hellwege (PhD History), Associate Director, Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence, Columbia Business School

Amy Starecheski (PhD Anthropology), Director, Oral History MA Program at Columbia University

 

Please RSVP:

Please fill out our event registration form if you plan to attend.

 

And join us for…

 

Improve Your Job Interviewing Skills by Practicing

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

CUNY Graduate Center, room 7209

The job interview is so important because it will determine whether or not you get the job. All the hard work of networking, preparing resumes and cover letters, and applying for jobs goes for naught if the candidate messes up the interview. This workshop will significantly help students to better answer interview questions, raise confidence levels, reduce stress, and improve your chances of getting a job offer.

A major focus of this workshop will be actual interview practice in a safe, non-threatening environment. If you do attend the event, you will be expected to participate, but all students will be on the same level and it will be okay and safe to make mistakes.

 

Please RSVP

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

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