Balancing the responsibilities of teaching and graduate work is a big challenge, but it is a skill that can be learned and that will help you as a teacher to to be more efficient and effective. Teaching often seems to take up far more time than it should, between completing readings, preparing for recitations, grading, attending lecture, a week can fly by in a blink. However, learning to evaluate the time different teaching tasks will take, along with a better sense of your own personal and professional limits, can go a long way to making teaching a manageable and even enjoyable part of your active intellectual life. This workshop will provide strategies for balancing responsibilities as an instructor and full-time researcher/writer, including how to efficiently allocate time for grading, class prep, and mentoring students. We will discuss strategies for integrating teaching and research, scheduling teaching responsibilities for maximum efficiency, making office hours productive, and determining what to do when unexpected issues like illness and professional obligations disrupt your schedule.
Join us on September 19 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Silver 120 for this workshop. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up by September 18 so that we have an accurate order for lunch.
Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Silver Center Rm. 120, 31 Washington Place