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Center Colloquium

 

Every year the Center for Research on Teaching Excellence offers a Colloquium to bring graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and instructional staff together to discuss broad issues relating to teaching and learning. Past colloquiums have focused on the American Academy and the future of graduate education.

 

If you have any questions about the Colloquium, please contact the Center (crte@ucmerced.edu).

 

 

Fall 2012

Date Theme Description
T.B.A. Teaching in a Digital World Digital writing, audio/video communication, mobile technology, and Web 2.0 tools have profoundly transformed the teaching and learning landscape. This colloquium will explore some of the impacts of these technologies.

Spring 2012

Date

Theme

Description

Fri, 3/16, 11-12pm
Bobcat Lair

Future Trends in Graduate Education

Chris Golde, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Stanford University, will join a panel of UC Merced faculty to discuss future trends in graduate education. Will Shadish, a founding faculty member and current Chair of the Graduate & Research Council, will moderate this panel made up of Alex Whalley, Assistant Professor of Economics, Laura Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and Jennifer Manilay, Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Sciences.  Graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and interested staff are welcome to attend.

Fall 2011

Date

Theme

Description

Wed, 9/28
KL 360

Future of Graduate Education: Preparing Future Faculty to Improve Student Learning

CRTE staff, Laura Martin and Anne Zanzucchi, will provide a brief overview of how teaching preparation factors into current academic employment priorities. A panel discussion will follow among faculty and graduate students about innovative ways to prepare future faculty for academic careers. 

  • Presentation Slides (resource unavalible)

Spring 2011

Date

Workshop

Description

Wed, 1/19, 12-1pm
Bobcat Lair

A Global Perspective on the American Academy

TA panel of faculty and graduate students with domestic and international experiences will discuss the differences and similarities between the American academy and academic insitutions abroad.  Given the number of international faculty and graduate students at UC Merced, we felt this would be a good opportunity to further an understanding amoung our domestic and international students regarding how the American academy operates.