2009-2010 Seminar Series

Tools of the Trade

Dr. Jann Lacoss, Assistant Director of Admissions, Caltech 

Jann Lacoss is currently Assistant Director of Admissions at Caltech. She joins Caltech after several years as a Faculty Consultant at the University of Virginia's Teaching Resource Center, where she led workshops on various aspects of teaching. This interactive workshop is designed to help you define your audience, refine your classroom presence and assign ways to gauge how well your students are learning the material. Come early for refreshments. 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010: 5:30 PM. Beckman Institute Auditorium

Seminar on Teaching in Chemistry

Dr. Haim Weizman, Faculty Member of Chemical Education at University of California, San Diego 

Haim Weizman, on the faculty in chemical education at UCSD. Prof. Weizman, a winner of UCSD's 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award, is known for his outstanding teaching in organic chemistry and chemistry laboratory courses; he has also introduced successful videos for teaching chemistry laboratory techniques and safety. Prof. Weizman will be meeting with graduate students and post-doc's interested in teaching. If interested, contact Linda Donnelly (donnelly@caltech.edu). 
Tuesday, December 3, 2009: Noon - 1:00 PM. 153 Noyes

TA Seminar

Dr. Robyn Dunbar, Senior Associate Director of Stanford's Center for Teaching and Learning 
Dr. Dunbar consults with individual faculty and graduate students, as well as with academic departments, to support a variety of teaching and educational objectives. This seminar will cover (a) how to get feedback from students on your teaching, and (b) how to host effective office hours and review sessions. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to the graduate studies office by emailing us at gradofc@caltech.edu
Tuesday, October 6, 2009: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Moore room 070