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Pedagogy Programs and Workshops

Faculty-Graduate Teaching Seminar

Scholarly Approaches to Teaching

The McGraw Teaching Seminar is a year-long opportunity for faculty and graduate student participants to engage collaboratively with current research on a range of issues in teaching and learning in higher education. Based on the current scholarship on teaching, the seminar provides a unique context for participants to have sustained conversations in which they can inquire and reflect on the goals and practices of their teaching.  Drawing on these discussions, participants design or redesign courses, create new teaching strategies, and reflect on their students' learning.

Writing Walk and Talk

with Wendy Belcher

Want a conference with Professor Wendy Laura Belcher, author of Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Writing Success? She is offering a new conference format for the Writing Center, based on the recent Stanford study finding that an individual’s creativity increased by 60 percent when walking. Sign up here to take a 60-minute morning walk through the Institute of Advanced Study’s woods while talking with Prof. Belcher about anything to do with writing in the social sciences or humanities, including dissertations, books, articles, or seminar papers. Feel free to bring a friend if you’d like to make it a group walk/talk. The early time of this conference (8 a.m.) is intended to set you up for a day of happy writing! To sign up for a slot, please visit:, then select “Walk and Talk Conference with Professor Wendy Belcher.” You will meet Professor Belcher outside the University Store, on the steps into the store on University Place at your scheduled time.  

Fall 2015 – Pedagogy Programs and Workshops 



Fall 2014 – Pedagogy Programs and Workshops 

The Scholar as Teacher

In this series, faculty members distinguished for their teaching offer reflections on their practice as teachers. All programs meet over lunch from 330 Frist.
Tuesday, October 14: Alberto Bruzos Moro, “Virtual Exchange and Telecollaboration”
Tuesday, November 4: Megwen Loveless, “Teaching with Games”
Tuesday, November 11: Sigrid Adriaenssens, “Flipping the Classroom” 


Grading as a Teaching Tool

This workshop addresses important concerns and challenges of grading for faculty and AIs, including assessment criteria, equity, written feedback, and grading student participation. Workshop participants will define criteria for evaulating work and begin to formulate rubrics that meaningfully assess and advance their students’ learning. Further, we consider how we might shift our students’ focus on getting good grades to reflecting on their own learning.
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30-5:00 p.m., 330 Frist


Taking the Temperature of Your Class

Now that your first semester of teaching at Princeton is underway, you are ready to discuss the actual challenges and possibilities that have arisen in your classes or labs. This session offers a setting for conversation among new faculty on issues they would like to address. The semester midterm is also an excellent time to reflect on the progress of your course and plan adjustments that can enhance your students’ engagement and their learning. To help you “take the temperature of your course” we will engage you in exploring a number of methods for gathering meaningful feedback from your students. Even if you are not teaching this semester, feel free to attend and have the opportunity to meet other new faculty and learn more about teaching at Princeton. Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 330 Frist


Designing a Course

Are you preparing a new syllabus? This workshop examines course design and syllabus preparation from the perspective of student learning, using a variety of models from across the disciplines. Workshop activities guide you in defining your goals for your students and then using them to shape all aspects of a well-integrated course, from your class format to student assignments, exams, and the syllabus. 
Thursday, November 13, 3:30-5:00 p.m., 330 Frist