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Unlocking Mathematical Intuition: Strategies for Teaching Technical Classes

Facilitator: Dr. Val B. Tannen, Professor, Computer & Information Science

How can educators better communicate concepts of mathematical intuition over rote formula memorization? This seminar, facilitated by Professor Val Tannen who has extensive experience in teaching mathematically intensive courses to a broad range of students - ranging from undergraduates to graduates, including those in online settings - focuses on discussing effective methodologies for imparting complex […]

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Lessons Learned from Implementing Structured Active Learning for an Undergrad Course

Facilitator: Dr. Kevin T. Turner, Professor, Mechanical Engineering & 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. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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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 […]

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Intentional Ineptitude: Promoting Self-learning in Engineering

Facilitator: Dr. Mark H. Yim, Asa Whitney Professor, Mechanical Engineering & 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. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • 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. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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Designing Group Work for the Classroom

Facilitator: Dr. Paulo Arratia of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics & Dr. Leann Dourte of Bioengineering

Group work can be a great way for students to learn collaboratively but is most effective when instructors give careful consideration to its design. Drs. Paulo Arratia and Leann Dourte […]

  • Towne Building
    215 (Cora Ingrum Conference Room)
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Lessons Learned in Lectureship: Perspectives from a Former Grad Student

Facilitator: Dr. Devin Carroll, 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. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Towne Building
    225 - Raisler Lounge
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Teaching Through Primary Literature

Facilitator: Dr. Jenny Jiang, Associate Professor, Bioengineering

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Bioengineering department, and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

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Attendance Matters: Cultivating Classroom Commitment

Facilitator: Dr. Igor Bargatin, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering & 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. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

  • Towne Building
    225, Raisler Lounge
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Learning by Mistake: Encouraging a Growth Mindset

Facilitator: Professor Bruce D. Kothmann, Mechanical Engineering & 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. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Towne Building
    Raisler Lounge - 225
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Balancing Teaching and Research as a PI

Facilitator: Dr. Mike Mitchell, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Bioengineering & Dr. Lukasz Bugaj, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Bioengineering department and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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    Room 108
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Awake & Engaged: Making Lectures More Interactive

Facilitator: Dr. Igor Bargatin of of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics and Dr. Amish Patel of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Lectures can be a useful method for communicating complex information but are most effective when students are engaged with and focused on the material. Drs. Igor Bargatin and Amish Patel […]

  • Towne Building
    215 (Cora Ingrum (ODEI) Conference Room)
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Inclusive Teaching Lessons from My Time in the Military and Beyond

Facilitator: Dr. Laura Stubbs, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Penn Engineering

Light lunch provided (TBD)   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. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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Being Accessible to Students while Preserving your Time

Facilitator: Dr. Lee Bassett of Electrical & Systems Engineering and Dr. Jennifer Lukes of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

Finding time to support and mentor students can be challenging. Drs. Lee Bassett and Jennifer Lukes will start the conversation by sharing ideas for promoting positive relationships with students while maintaining boundaries to preserve our time. We will consider ways to use office hours efficiently as well as ideas for leveraging technology to simplify scheduling […]

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Mentoring Project Teams

Facilitator: Dr. Graham Wabiszewski, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the MEAM department and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

  • Towne Building
    225 (Raisler Lounge)
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Teaching at Different Levels

Facilitator: Professor Cynthia Sung, Mechanical Engineering & 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. Light lunch will be provided. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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    225 (Raisler Lounge)
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Designing Your Own Engineering Course

Facilitator: Professor Igor Bargatin, Mechanical Engineering & 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. Light lunch will be provided. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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Grading in Engineering: Portfolios and Self-assessment

Facilitator: Professor Bruce Kothmann, Mechanical Engineering & 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. Light lunch will be provided. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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    Room 336
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Inclusive and Efficient Teaching in STEM

Facilitator: Professor Paulo Arratia, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Inclusive teaching doesn't need to come at the cost of efficient teaching; on the contrary, inclusive teaching practices can help enhance the efficiency of teaching in STEM. This workshop will explore the inclusivity problem in teaching (understanding), explore and brainstorm best practices in inclusive teaching that will also simultaneously improve teaching efficiency/efficacy (implementing), and design […]

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Making the transition to becoming a full-time professor

Facilitator: Professor Bomyi Lim, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The expectations in teaching and mentoring as a graduate student/postdoc versus faculty may be very different in various ways. In this workshop we will have a conversation with Dr. Bomyi Lim, Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, on her journey transitioning into a full-time faculty role. The workshop will explore best practices in evolving […]

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Embedding Higher Order Learning Activities in STEM Recitation

Facilitator: Joe Rummaneethorn, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

As TAs, research is a significant priority and yet teaching is also fundamental to the Ph.D. experience. Knowing our time constraints, how can we still leverage the kind of work that will drive student success to facilitate useful recitations? Gabriel V. Angrand, STEM Learning Specialist at the Weingarten Center, will lead an interactive session meant […]

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Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Supporting Students with Disabilities

Facilitator: Joe Rummaneethorn, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

National surveys estimate that nearly 20% of college students identify as a person with a disability. Instructors preparing to teach college courses want to better understand this population and to develop effective instructional methods that are inclusive of students with disabilities. This workshop will explore the role of Disability Services as a resource for students […]

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Preventing and Addressing Academic Integrity Violations

Facilitator: Joe Rummaneethorn, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Marcia Glickman, Deputy Director of the Office of Student Condut, will lead a discussion about the challenges of dealing with academic integrity concerns, best practices for how to avoid the problem, and how to handle it professionally if you suspect that there has been a violation in your class. All graduate students are welcome. Counts […]

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    Room 315
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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Facilitator: Natalia Aponte Borges, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Earth & Environmental Science

Have you ever felt feelings of being a fraud, being incapable, or just being a bad TA in general? How do we, as TA’s and graduate students, overcome these feelings of self-doubt and anxiety? These feelings are known as impostor syndrome (I.S.) and can occur in over two-thirds of graduate students. This I.S. persists regardless […]

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TA Self-Care and Caring for Students

Facilitator: Joe Rummaneethorn, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Come join Dr. Eddie D. Burks from Student Counseling as he discusses tips that can help you take care of yourself while reducing burnout as a Teaching Assistant (TA), and subsequently let you be better able to assist your students. All graduate students are welcome. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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    Room 225 (Raisler Lounge)
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Lecture Planning

Facilitator: Joe Cooke, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Engineering & 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.Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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    Room 225 (Raisler Lounge)
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Developing a Grading Rubric

Facilitator: Joe Cooke, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Engineering & 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.Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

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    Room 108
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Teaching Students Real World Skills – From Communication to Working in Groups to Managing Projects

The Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum brings together faculty from across SEAS for informal conversations about teaching. Each discussion focuses on a different theme and is moderated by two faculty members. All faculty, from experienced to novice teachers, are invited to participate. To encourage open discussion, registration is limited twelve faculty. The Center for Excellence in […]