The Core is a defining feature of undergraduate education in the College and can be one of the more rewarding teaching experiences at UChicago. This sixth annual Forum on Teaching in the Core comes at a time when reflection on the aims and methods of teaching in the Core takes on a renewed urgency as we think through how to engage students with the ideas and the intellectual community of the Core in the context of the pandemic. Reflecting these circumstances, the 2020 Core Forum aims to provide:
- A venue for discussing Core pedagogy. On September 16th, join the Masters of the Humanities and Social Sciences Collegiate Divisions, experienced Core teachers, and staff from the Chicago Center for Teaching as we discuss the goals and distinctive pedagogical issues that characterize Humanities, Civilization Studies, Arts, and Social Sciences Core courses.
- Guidance on workshops and trainings on remote and hybrid teaching. A number of programs and resources on remote and hybrid teaching are being offered centrally by the University as well as through the Divisions and other units.
- Information on relevant campus resources. A range of offices, centers, and other units at the University provide services and programs that may support and enhance teaching and learning in the Core.
This event is open to everyone and is aimed at those teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences Collegiate Divisions in 2020-2021 (particularly those who are new to the Core), including faculty, instructional professors, lecturers, Harper-Schmidt Fellows, Teaching Fellows, and graduate student instructors.