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  • Towne Building
    215, ODEI Conference Room
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Indistinguishable From Magic: Teaching Advanced Technology with Real-World Applications

Facilitator: Dr. Dustyn Roberts, Practice Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. […]

  • PCPSE (Perelman Poli Sci and Econ)
    The Forum, Second Floor
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Supporting Students in Crisis: Professional Development from Penn Violence Prevention

Facilitator: Reema Malhotra Phillips, MSW, LSWS, Associate Director, Student Services, Penn Violence Prevention

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Ethics: Using Case Studies and Thought Experiments

Facilitator: Drs. Brian A. Berkey, Legal Studies and Business Ethics & Dominic A. Sisti, Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Case studies and thought experiments are common methods for getting students in professional schools to think in more nuanced ways about ethical questions. Brian Berkey from Wharton’s Legal Studies and […]

  • Goddard Labs
    207
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Integrating Computational Tools

Facilitator: Dr. Benjamin Voight, Associate Professor, Pharmacology

As computational tools and thinking become increasingly complex and increasingly integrated into STEM disciplines, the need for using computational tools in the classroom and teaching computational thinking is also increasing. […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Alternatives to High Stakes Assessments

Facilitator: Gregory Campbell, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics & Miranda Sklaroff, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Why are exams, long final papers, and extensive projects the norm in higher education? How do we create assignments that build the same skills and knowledge in a less stressful way? And […]

  • PCPSE (Perelman Poli Sci and Econ)
    200
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Inclusive Teaching in Economics

Facilitator: Ornella Darova, SAS Graduate Fellow in Inclusive & Equitable Teaching, Economics

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Economics department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Encouraging Open Inquiry in the Classroom

Facilitator: Drs. Sigal R. Ben-Porath, Graduate School of Education & Benjamin Nathans, History

How can instructors create a classroom where students can investigate controversial topics in a way that is free and open? How do instructors make sure students can consider all sides […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Increasing Participation in Class

Facilitator: Addison Dale Buxton-Martin, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Biology & Cerulean S. Payne-Passmore, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Music

Why do students participate in some classrooms and not others? Student participation is key to successful learning, but can be challenging to manage in the classroom especially for first time […]

  • Towne Building
    108
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The Art and Science of Writing Good Exams

Facilitator: Dr. Joseph Devietti of Computer and Information Science & Dr. David Issadore of Bioengineering

Writing exams that are challenging but fair is arguably one of the most difficult tasks we face as instructors. Drs. Joseph Devietti and David Issadore will start this informal conversation […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Using AI to Help Your Students Learn

Facilitator: Drs. Amanda P. Bettencourt, Nursing & Prasanna (Sonny) Tambe, Operations, Information and Decisions

How can instructors use generative AI in ways that help students learn (rather than allow students to take shortcuts)? This conversation will start with Amanda Bettencourt of Nursing and Sonny […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Making Your Recitations More Effective: Tools from the Weingarten Center

Facilitator: Oscar Escudero-Ortega, STEM Learning Specialist, Weingarten Center

Join STEM Learning Specialist, Oscar Escudero-Ortega to discuss Weingarten approved tools and strategies that can be implemented in structuring an effective recitation. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows […]

  • Williams Hall
    543 - Cherpack Lounge
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From Application to Campus Visit: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Job Market

Facilitator: Dr. Corine Labridy, Assistant Professor, French and Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies

Dr. Labridy will be discussing how to showcase your strengths in your application materials and what happens during interviews and campus interviews. All graduate students are welcome. This event grows […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Helping Students Read More Effectively

Facilitator: Drs. Michael Kane, Economics & Paul K. Saint-Amour, English

Instructors often assign students reading as a way to get students ready for class.  Students, however, sometimes are not sure what role the readings play in class. To begin this […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Teaching Outside Your Area of Expertise

Facilitator: Jeremy Steinberg, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Religious Studies & Lourdes G. Contreras, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Italian Studies

While graduate research training is generally tailored to a specific and narrow subject area, graduate students are often asked to teach or TA courses on a wide range of topics. […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    CETLI Seminar Room 134
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Teaching a Combined Graduate and Undergraduate Class

Facilitator: Drs. Mona B. Merling, Mathematics & Donovan O. Schaefer, Religious Studies

Faculty teaching co-listed undergraduate and graduate classes face the challenge of designing a class for students who have different preparation, different expertise and different motivations for taking the course.  This […]

  • Cohen Hall
    204
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Teaching Polarizing Topics

Facilitator: Dr. Anthea Butler, Religious Studies

Students have social and political concerns that can enter into the classroom depending on the topic. How do we teach topics like religion, race, and gender during politically charged times? How […]

  • Van Pelt Library
    134 CETLI/OLI Seminar Room
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CETLI Course Design Institute

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Preparing a new course and not sure where to begin?  Revising an old course and looking for some fresh ideas? The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Innovation (CETLI) […]