Effective Teaching Seminar Series

The Effective Teaching Seminar Series is for graduate students interested in learning more about effective teaching practices. Sessions for the Effective Teaching Seminar Series are scheduled through the fall and spring semesters. These seminars are part of the standard CIRTL@UB Associate-Level Certification requirements. Attend six Effective Teaching Seminars, plus the Conference for Graduate Teaching Assistants to fulfill the Teaching Seminar requirement for CIRTL@UB Associate-Level Certification.

Check back soon for details regarding the fall 2020 Effective Teaching Seminar Series.

Sample Schedule

Date  Facilitator Detail

Feb. 26, 2020

Namsook Kim,

Graduate School of Education

Designing and Practicing Inclusive TeachingThis session will review what diversity is and why it is important to address it in college teaching and learning environments. Participants will discuss key principles and strategies toward inclusive and impactful teaching of students with diverse backgrounds.

March 11, 2020

Cynthia Tysick,

University Libraries

Finding Educational Research to Advance Your TeachingThis session will focus on the effective use of library resources (both physical and digital) to find literature and existing knowledge about teaching and learning issues, in a discipline or more broadly. Outcome: Participants will reduce the time spent finding education research that is relevant to their teaching preparation and practice.

April 8, 2020

Xiufeng Liu,

Graduate School of Education

Writing a Teaching Philosophy StatementThis session will review what is a teaching philosophy statement (TPS) and how to write a good one. Participants will watch videos and discuss sample TPSs; they will also use a scoring rubric to evaluate sample TPSs.

May 6, 2020

Rebecca Rotundo,

Center for Educational Innovation

Facilitating Effective Group WorkGroup work can effectively mimic the professional environment that includes team- and project-based work. However, most students' class experiences with it are frustrating and inefficient. In this workshop, you will get an overview of tools and techniques you as a facilitator can use to create a better group work learning experience.

This series is offered by CIRTL@UB in collaboration with the Graduate School and the Center for Educational Innovation.