Program Overview Spring 2018
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 2018 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 Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 pm from January 30th to April 3rd (see calendar for details).
The goals of the course are:
- To familiarize students with background research and theory relevant to university teaching, and
- 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:
- To attend, and be on time for 6 key sessions
- To participate actively in class sessions
- To satisfactorily complete the microteaching component
- To observe an undergraduate “master class” of choice
- To develop and submit a course syllabus
Note: This course will have 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 10th, 17th or 24th. Each participant will ONLY have to attend the Microteaching session associated with their group.
January 30th- Communication Skills for Presentations: How can you capture their attention?
February 6th - Lesson Planning: What are the fundamentals of a lecture?
February 13th – Microteaching session (Group A only)
February 20th – Preparing a Course Syllabus: What is the best structure for a syllabus?
February 27th - Technology & Pedagogy: How can you incorporate technology into your classroom?
March 6th – Microteaching session (Group B only)
March 13th – no class due to Spring Break
March 20th - Panel Discussion: 2 NYU professors answer any questions you may have about a faculty position.
March 27th – Observing Master Classes & Classroom Assessment: What constitutes a great class?
April 3rd – Microteaching session (Group C only)
Depending on class size, additional microteaching sessions would be available on April 10th, 17th or 24th.
To be considered for admission for GA 1201, please submit the following materials by Tuesday, January 16th, to Dr. Marla Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Student id (N#)
- 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
- Master's or Ph.D.
- Area of study
- Date of entrance into program (month/year)
- Expected date of completion (approximate)
- Advisor’s name and email
- List of previous teaching experience (include TA positions or lab tutorials)
- 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 Tuesday, January 16th
Decisions will be announced via email on Tuesday, January 23rd.
First class is Tuesday, January 30th.