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Jan. 24: 'Broadening Your Repertoire'

CTAL sets teaching conference for graduate students, postdocs


11:08 a.m., Jan. 10, 2013--The University of Delaware Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) will hold a half-day conference titled “Broadening Your Repertoire” for graduate students and postdocs on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Gore Hall.

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and will conclude with a buffet lunch. Pre-registration is required for both the conference sessions and the lunch.

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Dec. 4: First Friday Roundtable

The First Friday Roundtable series at the University of Delaware will hold its December session on Friday, Dec. 4.

The practice-based, interactive sessions will focus on student-centered teaching and academic career development issues. It is the goal of organizers that participants will leave with tangible strategies and concrete work products and expand their repertoire of professional skills by exchanging experiences, ideas and suggestions with peers and facilitators.

Participants will be able to choose from four concurrent 75-minute sessions, with each session being offered twice to meet students’ interests and needs. Session topics include designing and teaching a stand-alone course, keeping students engaged, writing an effective teaching statement and developing a persuasive CV and cover letter.

Sessions will be facilitated by TA Fellows and faculty.

The event provides follow-up to the TA Conference and fall pedagogy and academic career preparation sessions and is co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education and Graduate Student Government.

Visit the CTAL online calendar for upcoming spring semester events.

Pre-registration (for both conference sessions and buffet lunch) is required by Thursday, Jan. 17. To pre-register, go to this website.

For further information, see the conference website.

Those with questions can contact Gabriele Bauer of CTAL via email at or by calling 302-831-2027.

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