May 15, 2010

Writing Your Teaching Statement

Chad Hershock, Ph.D. - Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Friday, May 14, 2010
Location: North Lecture Hall, Med Sci II

Chad received a B.S. in Biology from the University Scholars Program at Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Michigan, where he also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Prior to joining CRLT in 2005, he worked as a Research Scientist and Project Manager at BioMedware, Inc., and as a Lecturer at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Biological Station campuses. At CRLT, Chad consults with administrators, and facultyon teaching, course design, participates in research, and provides workshops on teaching for faculty. Additionally, he coordinates or co-directs the Rackham-CRLT Preparing Future Faculty Seminar, the U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate Program, and CRLT’s Grants for Teaching. Chad also performs with the CRLT Players in the U-M ADVANCE interactive theatre sketches on faculty mentoring, hiring, and tenure.

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April 16, 2010

Making New Contacts: Learning to Network Strategically

Briana Blaser, Ph.D. - Science Careers/AAAS

Friday, April 16
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Lecture Hall, Med Sci II

Many people have negative impressions of networking, but by being strategic about meeting people, networking can become easier. Brianna Blaser, PhD from Science Careers will discuss the myths and realities surrounding networking and different strategies for networking including: informational interviewing, attending conferences, participation in professional societies, and social networking websites. We'll also discuss some of the nuts and bolts of networking including: proper etiquette, business cards, elevator pitches, and following up with contacts.

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