Fall 2022 - Graduate Teaching Colloquium Schedule

August 31First meeting - "Lemons to Lemonade" and Learning GoalsPlease bring a story to share that is a "lemons to lemonade" teaching story; that is, a story where something went wrong in your class or was heading in a bad direction and where you turned it around to create something good from it. We encourage you to make yourself a glass of lemonade to join the call (we will not ask if it has some vodka in it; that's your business).Fink, p. 11. We will think about various learning goals.
September 7The Values you chose and Your goal(s) for the discussion sessionChoose three teaching values, beliefs, and goals:
  • content mastery
  • engaged citizenry
  • individual fulfillment
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • discovery and knowledge generation
  • teamwork
  • self-directed learning
  • experiential learning
Take three minutes and reflect on the values you chose. Why are those values important to you? How do they inform your teaching practices (your course design, your assignments, the way you give feedback, the way you deliver content, etc.)
See the teaching values here: "Gradschool.com"
September 14No meetingCAS Writing Retreat
September 14Active Learning?Bonwell and Eison (1991) says, “Anything that ‘involves students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing.’” Students actively participate in the co-construction of what they are learning. Then, what is Active Learning? Let us think about problems with traditional lecture, and how we can we provide active learning to students. Also, let’s think about how active learning will be possible in teaching philosophy.Fink, pp.15-16. Melissa Jacquart offers tons of ideas for active learning in philosophy classrooms here. James Lang’s book, Small Teaching, provides a practical guide for small changes that can have a big impact on student learning.
September 21Designing a CourseLet us think about the following four steps: learning goals for course, ways of assessing this kind of leaning, actual teaching-leaning activities, and helpful resources. Please fill out at least one of the blanks in the worksheet. It won’t take long.Fink, p.23 (worksheet) Fink, pp.23~9. (Castle top)
September 28Feedback and AssessmentBased on your designed course, let us think about how you will give feedback and assessment to students.Fink, pp. 13-17 Assessment
October 5UNL Syllabus PolicyLet us look into the UNL syllabus policy. What elements should be included in your syllabus?UNL Syllabus Policy
October 12Diversity and InclusionLet us think about the ways to support diversity in the classroom. We will share some difficulties that we've experienced in the classroom. GoGuardian.com
October 19No MeetingFall Break
October 26Analyzing Syllabus1. Greek/Modern/History Syllabus
November 2Analyzing Syllabus 22. Ethics/Current Issues
3. Logic/Metaphysics/Science/Mind Syllabus
November 9Making SyllabusCourse design and assignments
November 16Making Syllabus 2Grading and Feedback
November 23Syllabus presentation 1We will present our own syllabus and get feedbacks from each other
November 30Syllabus presentation 2We will present our own syllabus and get feedbacks from each other
December 7Syllabus presentation 3 and Snack PartyWe will present our own syllabus and get feedbacks from each other & Snack Party