STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
Techniques: Early career researchers in the classroom
The term “teaching and supervision basics” incorporates many aspects of the teaching and learning theory and practice. Some institutions provide basic classes to their faculty members, sometimes in a mandatory fashion. The goal: to improve the quality of management, mentoring, and classroom or online teaching for the institution and to prepare faculty members for improving management, mentoring, and teaching and learning interactions. Basics deemed necessary by institutions or societies may change over time in response to societal trends (as witnessed in early 2020 with a swift move to online instruction, necessitating new understandings on the eLearning environment).
Useful resources on Classroom techniques for early career researchers:
Berkeley Center for Teaching & Learning. (2020). Resources. https://teaching.berkeley.edu/resources
Relevant and timely guides to: Remote Best Practices, How Students Learn, Effective Course Design, Engaging Our Students, Experiment and Iterate, New to Campus (useful model for other institutions without such documentation), Assessment and Evaluation, and Reading and Composition.
Berkeley Graduate Division Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center. (2020). Faculty resources. https://gsi.berkeley.edu/faculty-departments/
Comprehensive, detailed mentoring guides for faculty working with GAs/GTAs/GRAs (GSIs).
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Teaching” section and weekly newsletter. Sample: McMurthrie, B. (2020, June 18). Sample post: ‘We can’t ignore this issue’: How to talk with students about racism. The Chronicle of Higher Education. https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Can-t-Ignore-This/249001?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest
The Chronicle of Higher Education is considered one of the main sources of academic affairs information in the United States. Its open content is often timely and provides advice for societal topics which institutions may be slow to react to (often, in relation to sensitive/”political” topics). The Chronicle also provide a comprehensive list of academic jobs in the United States.
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Table of contents:
2.2. Techniques: Early career researchers in the classroom
- 2.2.1. Curriculum design
2.2.2. Course development
2.2.3. Exam preparation
2.2.4. eLearning, learning management systems, teaching technologies
2.2.5. Assessment/evaluation (including grading/marking, rubrics, course evaluation, other forms of assessment): definitions, concepts, examples
Author: Stephanie Krueger
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Last Updated: February 8, 2021