Program Overview for Fall 2017
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 2017 semester.
Note: Preparing Future Faculty 2: Achieving Success through Communication is a complimentary course, and will be offered in the Spring 2018 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 Tuesday’s from 3:30 - 5:30 pm from September 26th to December 5th (see calendar for details).
The goals of the course are:
1. to familiarize students with background research and 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 and 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:
- to attend, and be on time for, 6 key sessions
- to prepare and participate in one Microteaching session
- to participate actively in class sessions
- to design class activities based upon the readings and lecture material
- to develop and submit a teaching philosophy statement
Note: This course will have at least 4 complete sessions dedicated to Microteaching. In addition, the second half of some lectures may be devoted to Microteaching sessions. Each participant will ONLY have to attend the Microteaching session associated with their group.
Tentative Calendar (depending on the number of enrolled students)
WEEK 1: September 26 – The Emerging Professor (all students must attend)
WEEK 2: October 3 – Active Learning Techniques (all students must attend)
WEEK 3: October 10 - Microteaching session
WEEK 4: October 17 – Different Learning Styles (all students must attend)
WEEK 5: October 24 - Microteaching session
WEEK 6: October 31 - Developing a Teaching Portfolio (all students must attend)
WEEK 7: November 7 – Microteaching session
WEEK 8: November 14 - Assessment Strategies (all students must attend)
WEEK 9: November 21 – Microteaching session
WEEK 10: November 28 - Classroom Management (all students must attend)
WEEK 11: December 5 – Microteaching session...if required
To be considered for admission for GA 1200, please submit the following materials by 5 pm on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 to Dr. Marla Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be in Word format.
2. Student id (N#)
3. NYU email address (No personal email accounts, such as Gmail, will be accepted)
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 12th at 5pm.
Decisions will be announced via email on Tuesday, September 19th.