Program Overview for Fall 2018
The GSAS Teaching and Learning Program runs non-credit seminars for Master’s and Doctoral level students interested in developing effective classroom skills and a reflective teaching practice. This call is for applications to Preparing Future Faculty 1: The Art & Craft of Teaching (GA 1200) being offered in the Fall 2018 semester.
Note: Preparing Future Faculty 2: Achieving Success through Communication is a complimentary course, and will be offered in the Spring 2019 semester.
GA 1200 is an interdisciplinary graduate course on the theory and practice of university teaching. The course will appear on the student's transcript and will be graded on a pass/fail basis, however, it will carry zero credit towards their degree. Students will be charged no fee to attend if selected. Enrollment will be done through an application process and is limited to approximately 20 students. The course will be facilitated by Dr. Marla Wolf, and is scheduled for Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5:30 pm from September 25th to December 4th (see below calendar for details).
1. to familiarize students with background theory relevant to university teaching, and
2. to provide the opportunity for practice and feedback on basic teaching skills
Students are expected to actively participate in class meetings through discussions and other learning activities as well as through their involvement in a mandatory Microteaching session.
This course is specifically designed for students looking towards a career in higher education. Please note that this course does not provide New York State Teaching Certification.
To earn a passing grade in the course, students are expected to do the following:
1. to attend, and be on time for, 6 key sessions
2. to prepare and participate in one Microteaching session
3. to participate actively in class sessions
4. to design class activities based upon the readings and lecture material
5. to develop and submit a teaching philosophy statement
Note: Each participant ONLY attends the Microteaching session associated with their group. Groups will be decided during the first class.
Tentative Calendar (depending on the number of enrolled students)
WEEK 1: September 25 – The Emerging Professor (all students must attend)
WEEK 2: October 2 – Active Learning Techniques (all students must attend)
WEEK 3: October 9 - Microteaching session A
WEEK 4: October 16 – Different Learning Styles (all students must attend)
WEEK 5: October 23 - Microteaching session B
WEEK 6: October 30 - Developing a Teaching Portfolio (all students must attend)
WEEK 7: November 6 - Microteaching session C
WEEK 8: November 13 - Assessment Strategies (all students must attend)
WEEK 9: November 20 – Microteaching session D
WEEK 10: November 27 - Classroom Management (all students must attend)
WEEK 11: December 4 – Microteaching session E
To be considered for admission for GA 1200, please submit the following materials by 5 pm on Tuesday, September 11th to Dr. Marla Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be in Word or PDF format.
2. Student id (N#)
3. NYU net id – this is your NYU email *IMPORTANT: please give your email with your net id–not your name; for example email@example.com is appropriate – not firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Master's or Ph.D.
6. Area of study
7. Date of entrance into program (month/year)
8. Expected date of completion (approximate)
9. Thesis/Dissertation title
10. Advisor’s name and email
11. List of previous teaching experience (include TA positions or lab tutorials)
12. Personal statement (1 paragraph minimum – 1 page maximum) explaining how participation in the GSAS Teaching and Learning Program fits with your professional development and goals as a scholar and teacher.
Deadline for submission of materials is Tuesday, September 11th at 5pm.
Decisions will be announced via email on Monday, September 17th.