Program Overview for Spring 2019
Preparing Future Faculty 2: Achieving Success through Communication
The GSAS Teaching and Learning Program runs non-credit seminars for Doctoral level students interested in developing effective classroom skills and a reflective teaching practice. This call is for applications to Preparing Future Faculty 2: Achieving Success through Communication (GA1201).
Note: Preparing Future Faculty 1: The Art & Craft of Teaching is a complimentary course, and will be offered in the Fall 2019 semester.
GA 1201 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 Mondays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm from January 28th to April 8th (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 mandatory Microteaching sessions.
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 participate actively in class sessions
3. to satisfactorily complete the microteaching component
4. to observe an undergraduate “master class” of choice
5. to develop and submit a course syllabus
Note: This course will have at least 2 complete sessions dedicated to Microteaching. If required, additional microteaching sessions would be incorporated with the class schedule – which may extend the calendar to April 29th.
Each participant will ONLY have to attend the Microteaching session associated with their group.
January 28th: Communication Skills for Presentations: How can you capture their attention?
February 4th: Planning: How should I organize my class and my course?
February 11th: Generating Discussions: How can I increase student discussion?
February 18th: No class – President’s day
February 25th: Technology & Pedagogy: How can you incorporate technology into your classroom?
March 4th: Assessing Teaching Style: What works best in the classroom?
March 11th: Panel Discussion: 2 NYU professors answer any questions you may have about a faculty position.
March 18th: No class – Spring Break
March 25th: Microteaching session (Group A only)
April 1st: Microteaching session (Group B only)
April 8th: Microteaching session (Group C only)
To be considered for admission for GA 1201, please submit the following materials by 5:00pm on Monday, January 14th, 2019 to Dr. Marla Wolf at email@example.com.
All submissions must be in Word or PDF format.
Please Note: A copy of your application must be cc’d to your advisor to ensure that you have their approval to participate.
2. Student ID (N#)
3. NYU net id – this is your NYU email. IMPORTANT: please give your email with your net id. For example, mw2466 is appropriate - not your name.
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 page maximum and 1 paragraph minimum) 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 Monday, January 14th.
Decisions will be announced via email on Monday, January 21st.
First class is Monday, January 28th.