Finding Your Teaching Mentor
Tuesday, October 25 @ 11:30 am - Tuesday, November 1 @ 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 25, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, November 1, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Note: Before you can register, you will need to create a (free) CIRTL account here.
In this two-part workshop, participants will start making a teaching development plan. Their plans will take into account their current context as well as align with their personal and professional goals. In session one, participants will learn how to orient themselves in their teaching development pathway and make an inventory of their local teaching resources. They will also develop understanding about why future faculty need a teaching mentor network that includes people different from their research mentors. The second session will help participants make a plan for building their mentoring network around their teaching development goals. We will talk about defining success as a teacher and how to ask for mentorship. We will hear from graduate student and faculty panelists about their teaching mentorship highlights and challenges. We will end our workshop series with time to form peer mentor networks.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be prepared to:
- Understand why you need a teaching mentor network
- Make an inventory of your local teaching resources
- Make a teaching development plan based on where you are developmentally and institutionally, and in alignment with your personal and professional goals
- Get a teaching mentor(s) different from your research advisor