Launching a Successful Faculty Career - Interactive Webinar for CEU Doctoral Students

Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Interactive Webinar for CEU doctoral students
James M. Lang
Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts

Launching a Successful Faculty Career

In this interactive webinar session we will look at the current landscape of teaching opportunities in higher education, consider how future faculty can best navigate a productive path through that landscape, and how they can launch and sustain a successful university teaching career. The session will include an overview of new research on teaching and learning in higher education, which will enable future faculty to use the latest language and ideas in their teaching portfolios and job applications. It will also communicate the findings of a large-scale research project that studied faculty who were "quick starters" on the job, and identified what work habits enabled them to begin their careers so effectively. Finally, the session will include an overview of resources that future (and current) faculty can use to maintain currency in teaching and learning in higher education.

James M. Lang is the author of four books and more than a hundred reviews or essays on topics ranging from higher education to British literature. Lang is familiar to academic audiences internationally through his monthly column in the Chronicle of Higher Education and his books on higher education: Life on the Tenure Track (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), On Course: a Week-by Week Guide to your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press, 2008), and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013). Lang's current book project, Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning, will be published by Jossey-Bass in 2016

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