Talking About Teaching is a discussion based session, that involves instructors and graduate students on campus. The format of these sessions changes from session to session, but the goal is very clear, to have a discussion about a teaching-related topic. We promote a comfortable environment where the audience can be free to explore teaching concerns, ideas and more.
What happens at these sessions?
Sessions have taken place online, as world cafe small group discussions, and also as panel presentations followed by discussion. We try to experiment with new formats and find the best way to create a comfortable environment for discussion about teaching.
Past topics have included:
- The Life Course of the Professor
- Are We Teaching Our Students Dangerous Ideas
- Teaching for Liberal Education
- Provoking Student Thinking
- Teaching for Conceptual Understanding and more.
There are usually four sessions held throughout the year, beginning in September(September, October, January, March). TAT events usually occur on Friday's from 2:30-4:30 PM, but be sure to check out our events calendar for the latest information. We do offer some refreshments and snacks at these events.