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Seminar offered to prepare grad students, postdocs for future careers in teaching

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and fellows who are considering a career in teaching can sign up for the University 400C Future Faculty Preparation Seminar as a first step in their process. UNIV 400C is a non-credit seminar.

Taught by two experienced teachers and a seasoned graduate teaching assistant, this seminar offers participants the chance to learn effective teaching strategies useful across major disciplines.

Through small group discussions, journal assignments, and micro-teaching sessions, participants will have opportunities to learn and try out successful teaching strategies. In addition, the final two weeks will guide students through online teaching techniques. These final weeks will be asynchronous, online sessions.

Participants will be expected to read assignments, complete a weekly journal, plan and teach a mini lesson, and participate fully in all discussions and online sessions.

This 12-session seminar will take place on Tuesdays from Jan. 30 to April 24. Two sections are available: from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. or from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section.

A free textbook is provided.

Graduate students will be enrolled via the Student Information System. Postdoctoral scholars and fellows should email postdoc@case.edu for registration instructions.

Questions should be directed to Judy Hammer, director of Educational Services for Students (ESS), and Elise Geither, associate director of ESS, at 216.368.5230 or univ400c@case.edu.