Forum on Teaching in the Core

Core Pedagogy: September 16, 9:45am-2:30pm

Core Pedagogy: Aims and Teaching Methods

In this series of Zoom panels and conversations, participants are invited to think through and discuss the learning aims of the Core, strategies for engaging students in the Core (particularly in a time of remote and hybrid teaching), and ideas and institutional practices related to the teaching of writing in the Core. The day ends with breakout discussions for Core sequences. While the workshops and trainings on remote and hybrid teaching and other campus resources described elsewhere on this website are of more general interest across the University, our aim on September 16th is to focus on pedagogical issues specific to the Core. 

Schedule

Please note that you need to register for each session you will attend to receive the Zoom links.

9:45-11:00

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome and Panel Discussion: Aims of the Core

View the video here.

  • Emily Lynn Osborn, Associate Professor of African History & the College; Interim Dean, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
  • James Sparrow, Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division; Associate Professor of History & the College
  • Christopher Wild, Master, Humanities Collegiate Division; Professor of Germanic Studies & Theater and Performance Studies & the College
  • Moderator: Joe Lampert, Director for Humanities and Social Sciences, Chicago Center for Teaching & Senior Lecturer in the College

11:00-12:00

 

Engaging Students in the Core

View the video here. 

  • Ali Feser, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Collegiate Division
  • Allyson Nadia Field, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies & the College
  • Na’ama Rokem, Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature & Comparative Literature & the College
  • Moderator: Valerie Levan, Assistant Instructional Professor & Core Teaching Coordinator, Humanities Collegiate Division

12:00-1:00

Break

1:00-2:00

 

  

 

 

1:00-2:00

 

 

 

 

Writing Pedagogy in the Humanities Core: Q and A

  • Kathryn Cochran, Deputy Director of the Writing Program
  • Moderator: Valerie Levan, Assistant Instructional Professor & Core Teaching Coordinator, Humanities Collegiate Division

Participants are encouraged to review this guidance on working with Writing Interns in advance of this Q and A. You are also welcome to submit questions for the discussion in advance here.

Writing Pedagogy in the Social Sciences Core

  • Nina Valiquette Moreau, Assistant Instructional Professor & Co-Director, SOSC Core Writing Initiative
  • Sunit Singh, Assistant Instructional Professor & Co-Director, SOSC Core Writing Initiative

This session will introduce and explain the mechanics of the SOSC Core Writing Initiative and the services we offer students and instructors. It will also highlight some of the unique challenges and considerations that students confront when they write for SOSC. Our aim is to facilitate a conversation that encourages new instructors to think about crafting writing assignments that will advance their specific course objectives.

2:00-2:30  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sequence Breakout Discussions & Facilitators

Each sequence in the Core is invited to have its Chair or designee lead a breakout discussion for faculty, instructors, and graduate student interns. Find your sequence below and click on the title to access the Zoom link for the meeting.