Spring 2020 Pitt-CIRTL In-Person Courses

Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

ENGR 3002

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:25 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 318

This course is designed for graduate students and postdocs preparing for academic careers in the STEM disciplines and interested in learning how to apply research principles to their disciplinary teaching. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them in addition to learning how to collect, analyze, and act upon their own evidence of student teaching. Interested faculty are also welcome to join. 

Topics Include but are not limited to:   
    •  How to plan and implement a small-scale education research project (TAR project)
    •  Strategies for creating inclusive classroom environment
    •  Advantages to utilizing advanced approaches like PBL, POGIL, & Inquiry Based Labs
    •  How to use educational literature to enhance your teaching
    •  Navigating human subjects IRB for education-based projects

 

Class is open to graduate students, professional students, postdocs, and faculty and can be taken either for credit or not for credit.

 

1. For graduate credit, go to www.my.pitt.edu to add the class: 

    •   BIOSC 3002-1340 - CRN 24979

    •   CHEM 3002-1340 - CRN 24932

    •   ENGR 3002-1340 - CRN 24923

2. Register Here (free to enroll and participate) to audit the course (not-for-credit)

 

 

Preparation for a STEM Academic Career

ENGR 3000

Thursdays 12:00 - 12:50 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 312

This seminar series is designed for PhDs (within 1.5 years of graduating) and Postdocs pursuing an academic career. Experienced faculty provide discussion-based seminars on how to get the desired academic position and be successful during the early years. Topics include: how to apply for academic positions, preparing for the interview, supervising graduate research, balancing service obligations, the promotion and tenure process, funding avenues, publishing and intellectual property, teaching expectations, and balancing work-life issues.

Topics Include but are not limited to:   
    •  How to prepare for applying to faculty positions
    •  Balancing service obligations
    •  The promotion and tenure process
    •  Publishing and intellectual property
    •  Balancing work-life issues
    •  Teaching and funding expectations

 

Class is open to graduate students, professional students, postdocs, and faculty and can be taken either for credit or not for credit.

 

1. For graduate credit, go to www.my.pitt.edu to add the class: 

    •   ENGR 3002-1250 - CRN 22535

2. Register Here (free to enroll and participate) to audit the course (not-for-credit)