Syracuse University

Calendar of Events
November 2014
  • Monday, November 3, 12:45-2:15pm in  Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages- Religion Graduate Organization’s interdisciplinary symposium, Theory and Things. Session Three: Theory in History, Ethnography and Activism. Featuring Gareth Fisher (Religion, Syracuse), Himika Bhattacharya (Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse), Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn (History, Syracuse). How do activists, ethnographers, and historians “apply” theory in very rigorously contextualized studies? View Flyer
  • Friday, November 7, 1:30-3:00pm in 107 Hall of Languages- Topics in Higher Ed: Corporatization of the Academy with Prof. Risa Lieberwitz from Cornell University.In recent years many have noted – often ruefully, from the faculty standpoint – several interrelated and seemingly accelerating trends in the way colleges and universities conduct their business. These include the creeping adoption of a market-oriented mindset equating students with customers and research with product generation; growth in the ranks of administrative staff relative to faculty; the casualization of academic labor (i.e., increasing reliance on adjuncts) and concomitant erosion of the faculty role in “shared governance”; the use of digital technologies to facilitate the mass consumption of higher ed; and the advent of the for-profit university. Join Risa Lieberwitz, Professor of Labor and Employment Law at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and general counsel to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), for a discussion of these processes and their impact on current and future faculty. Respondents will include SU professors Patrick Cihon (Law and Public Policy) and Matthew Huber (Geography). Refreshments provided courtesy of the GSO. Click here to register.
  • Friday, November 7, 4:00-5:00pm in 530C Huntington Hall- Psychology Dept. and FPP sponsored Professional Writing Seminar- Scientific Writing : Tips, tricks, and how to combat writer's block with Prof. Laura VanderDrift. Learning to turn your course project, laboratory research, or dissertation chapter into a publishable journal article can be a time-consuming and frustrating process for grad students, postdocs, and other early-career scientists. Let Dr. Laura VanderDrift spare you the trial and error as she reviews the typical structure of scientific articles; describes a step-by-step process for planning, writing, and editing your work; and offers tips for dealing with writer’s block and getting published. Refreshments provided. Click here to register.

  • Tuesday, November 11, 8:30-11:30am in 500 Hall of Languages- Department of Science Teaching: An Open Research Lesson. An Open Research Lesson is an opportunity for us to study student thinking. Additionally, it is an opportunity to experience a framework for our own learning as instructors, particularly regarding the relationship between the "moves" we make while teaching and the student learning directly connected to them. The agenda is as follows: 8:30 – 9:00, Lesson Study Introduction with Dr. Helen Doerr, Professor of Mathematics Education. 9:00 – 9:25, Lesson Introduction – What are we here to study? 9:30 – 10:30, Research Lesson – How is mass conserved in chemical reactions? 10:35 – 11:30, Post-lesson discussion. Click here to RSVP (Please register so that you have an opportunity to study the finalized “plan to guide learning” ahead of the lesson.)

  • Thursday, November 13, 12:45-1:45pm in 3rd floor Tolley Humanities Building- SU Humanities Center Library Series: HC Information Session: Seeking Grants & Funding in the Humanities
  • Friday, November 14, 2:00-3:30pm in 111 Hall of Languages-Certificate in University Teaching Portfolio Workshop. As a follow-up to this semester’s sessions in the CUT seminar series, this workshop is an opportunity for you to share, critique, and improve materials for inclusion in your teaching portfolio and use in your classes or TA sections. Bring drafts of your syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and/or any materials you wish to revise with a view toward Universal Design principles, diverse learning styles, or strategies for active learning. Items not yet covered in the CUT seminar series, such as assessments and teaching philosophy statements, are likewise welcome. To allow time to arrange appropriate facilitators, please register for the workshop by Nov. 7, identifying the specific materials you wish to workshop.
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2:15-3:30pm in 104 Bowne Hall- International Graduate Student Workshop series: An Introduction to American-style Résumés.
    Have you ever wondered how to write an effective American-style résumé? Do you plan on applying for an academic or professional job in the United States? Are you unsure how to get started? Please join Christina Faulkner from Career Services as she introduces and explores American-style résumés. This presentation will highlight the nuances of American-style résumés and help take yours to the next level. This workshop is specifically geared toward international graduate students. Light refreshments provided.  Click here to register. View PDF flyer.

December 2014

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2:30-3:30pm in 218 Bowne Hall- Teaching Mentor Information Session

For more information on the Graduate School Programs offered click on the titles below:

Teaching Assistant Program (TA Orientation, English Language Proficiency Services, Teaching Mentors, Outstanding TA Award, Course Assessment, Graduate Assistants)

Future Professoriate Program (FPP Participation, Primary Faculty Liaison, Certificate in University Teaching, Teaching Portfolio)

Resources (Graduate School Press, Critical Incidents in College Teaching vignettes, Research Ethics and Academic Integrity vignettes)

The Graduate School Press In order to promote excellence in scholarship and teaching, the Graduate School maintains a book publication program providing resources on topics relevant to graduate education and the university classroom.

International Graduate Students The Graduate School provides many academic programs and community initiatives to support the educational experiences of international graduate students and to highlight their academic achievements at Syracuse University.