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Positions at Liberal Arts Colleges

Facilitator: Drs. Alice Gindin, Assistant Professor, Economics, Middlebury College, and Ashwin Kambhampati, Assistant Professor, Economics, United States Naval Academy

What are liberal arts colleges and how do they differ from other academic institutions? What's the balance of research versus teaching commitments for professors at liberal arts colleges? What do […]

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Teaching at Penn and After: Alumni Reflect on Their Time at Penn

Facilitator: Drs. Gino Pauselli, Postdoctoral Fellow, Niehaus Center, Princeton University; Katie Rader, Assistant Professor, Christopher Newport University; and Gabriel Salgado, Assistant Professor, Trinity College

What resources on Penn helped most in a future career? How does that differ in academia and careers outside of academia? What words of advice would current professors give their grad student former selves? Join recent alumni from the Penn Political Science Department, including Gino Pauselli (Princeton), Katie Rader, (Christopher Newport University), and Gabe Salgado […]

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Leveraging Generative AI to Develop Practice Questions

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

In this session, we’ll explore prompts and strategies to optimize the use of generative AI tools like Bing, ChatGPT, and Gemini to develop and refine practice questions for students. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with prompting AI tools during the session and will discuss their experiences in generating questions that align with their […]

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Engaging Your Students on the First Day

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

What we do on the first day of class matters for how the rest of the semester unfolds. It is an opportunity to introduce yourself and your course design, provide students with a glimpse of your teaching style, and communicate your expectations. This session will explore ways to make you and your students feel at […]

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Creating a Class Atmosphere that Encourages Discussion Across Difference

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Conversations about and across differences are crucial to learning in many classes, yet many instructors feel anxious about engaging topics that seem too controversial.  In this session, you’ll share ideas about strategies to create a trusting classroom where students can speak with and listen to each other in productive ways.

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Supporting Students with Disabilities by Making Course Materials Accessible

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Creating accessible course materials – from documents, to instructional videos, to Canvas sites – can ensure that students are able to fully engage with your course. In this session, you will learn how to efficiently create and remediate frequently-used course materials to be usable by all students, particularly those who receive disability-related accommodations.

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Thinking Proactively About Accommodations & Accessibility

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

What can you do to prepare for disability accommodations before you even get them? This session will explore ways you can focus on what’s most important about your course and plan for flexibility in your course design so that students with accommodations (and others) feel supported as they learn.

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Setting Expectations Around Student Use of Generative AI

Facilitator: Catherine Turner, Director, Faculty Programming and Pedagogy

In this workshop, sponsored jointly with Penn’s office of Community Standards and Accountability, faculty will prepare for the Fall semester by considering their expectations around students’ use of generative AI platforms (like Chat GPT, Bing, Bard and others).  Discussion will focus on how faculty can use assignment design, class time and their syllabus to help […]