Syracuse University

Calendar of Events
January 2015
  • Saturday, January 10, 8:00am-3:30pm in lower level of Bowne Hall- Spring New Teaching Assistant Orientation
  • Tuesday, January 20, 10:30-11:30am in 218 Bowne Hall- Teaching Mentor Information Session
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2:00-3:00pm in 218 Bowne Hall- Teaching Mentor Information Session
  • Wednesday, January 21, 4:00-5:30pm in 500 Hall of Languages- RESUME Workshop for Graduate Students with Industry/Business Focus. Sponsored by WiSE and Career Services. Register for workshop at http://goo.gl/forms/TnPamTxCY
  • Thursday, January 22, 3:00-4:00pm in 218 Bowne Hall- Teaching Mentor Information Session
  • Thursday, January 22, 2:00-3:15pm in 304 Tolley- A History of the 21st Century Novel: A Short Introduction with Gordon Hunter
  • Friday, January 23, 2:30-3:45pm in 107 Hall of Languages- FPP and Humanities Center Sponsored Event-Publishing Scholarly Articles: What, Where, When, and Why with Gordon Hunter. This workshop describes the process through which entry-level scholars can secure publication of their research. Click here to register. View PDF Flyer.
  • Friday, January 23, 12:00-1:00pm in 107 Hall of Languages- Career Services Just for Masters Series: Creating a Competitive Resume. Tracy Tillapaugh will give you tips on how to make your resume stand out! Bring your resume-specific questions to ask Tracy.
  • Monday, January 26, 5:15-6:45pm in 104 Bowne Hall- Creating a Professional, Teaching, or Research Portfolio. This interactive workshop is designed for all graduate students with an interest in constructing, improving, or beginning to gather materials for a Teaching Portfolio. These portfolios are used in the application process for several awards and programs at Syracuse University (including Teaching Mentor, Outstanding TA, and the Certificate in University Teaching) and are sometimes required or supplemental aspects of job or grant applications. We will discuss how to create, organize, and present aspects of the portfolio including the teaching philosophy, instructional evaluations, and teaching materials. Please RSVP if you plan attend to Shawn Loner at scloner@syr.edu by noon on Monday, January 26, 2015. An RSVP is not required but will help us plan accordingly.
  • Thursday, January 29, 5:00-6:30pm in 111 Bowne Hall- CUT Seminar Series: Effective and Efficient Assessment. This workshop, led by Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence Jerry Evensky (Economics), will focus on the purposes of and effective/efficient strategies for both formative and summative assessment that can inform your teaching tomorrow and beyond. Click here to register.
  • Friday, January 30, 12:00-1:00pm in 107 Hall of Languages- Career Services Just for Masters Series: How to Distinguish Yourself in a Job Interview. It's very exciting to get an opportunity to interview for a job or internship, but how do you make the most of it? Christina Faulkner will provide tips to help you stand out in your next interview.
  • Friday, January 30, 12:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Returning Teaching Mentor Application Deadline
  • Friday, January 30, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Outstanding TA Nomination Deadline

February 2015

  • Sunday, February 1, On Line- Grad Research Symposium Proposal Deadline
  • Wednesday, February 4, 10:30-11:30am in 218 Bowne Hall- Outstanding TA Information Session
  • Friday, February 6, 2:00-3:30pm in 107 Hall of Languages- Topics in Higher Ed: Intellectual Property and the Academy with Michael Madison (University of Pittsburgh - School of Law)
  • Friday, February 6, 12:00-1:00pm in 107 Hall of Languages- Career Services Just for Masters Series: Handling Salary Questions and Negotiations. Chuck Reutlinger will present on preparing for and carrying out negotiations, as well as salary research. Chuck's presentation will cover how to think about negotiating in advance, how to use interviews to prepare for negotiations, and how to negotiate effectively after you get an official written job offer.
  • Friday, February 6, 12:00-1:30pm in Goldstein Faculty and Alumni Center. Career Services Workshop: First Generation Lunch.
  • Friday, February 6, 12:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- New Teaching Mentor Application Deadline
  • Tuesday, February 10, 5:00-6:30pm in 500 Hall of Languages- CV Workshop for Doctoral Track Students. Sponsored by WiSE and Career Services. Register for workshop at http://goo.gl/forms/TnPamTxCY
  • Thursday, February 12, 1:00-2:30pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC. Career Services Workshop: Careers in University Administration Panel.
  • Thursday, February 12, 3:00-4:00pm in 218 Bowne Hall- Outstanding TA Information Session
  • Friday, February 13, 12:00-1:30pm in 207 Hall of Languages- TA Program Series: Practical implications of Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for the University Classroom with Justin Freedman. Justin is a doctoral student in the Special Education and Disability Studies programs at Syracuse University. Universal Design for Leaning (UDL) is a philosophical approach to teaching that seeks to make education more accessible for all students. In this workshop, we will first review the three foundational principles of UDL, followed by discussing and practicing concrete strategies for using a UDL approach.  Applied to the university classroom,  UDL offers a means to support diverse learners to access academic content in our classrooms.
  • Friday, February 13, 12:00-1:00pm in 228A Schine, Student Center- Career Services Just for Masters Series: LinkedIN LIVE! Kim Brown will share her extensive knowledge about using social media to enhance your career. Attend this presentation for tips on how to improve your Linkedln profile and discover new ways to maximize your career connections with LinkedIn.
  • Friday, February 13, 2:30-4:00pm in 111 Bowne Hall- CUT Seminar Series: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Online Courses. Many of the decisions affecting the success of an online course take place well before the class begins. Careful planning at the course design stage not only makes teaching online easier and more enjoyable, it also facilitates student learning. In this workshop, Prof. Alan Foley (Teaching & Leadership, Cultural Foundations of Education) will discuss issues that are crucial for effective online teaching and explore practical approaches to creating online courses. The workshop will be organized around 5 primary principles for online course planning and design:
    1. Collaborative and active learning (for students and teachers!).
    2. Connecting course concepts to other ideas (and students’ “real world” experiences).
    3. Creating instructor’s social presence and active interaction.
    4. Balancing the amount of course content with student experience, commitment, and persistence.
    5. Matching course outcomes with technological options while ensuring access and inclusion.

    Participants are invited to come with a specific course syllabus and/or related materials they want to convert into an online class. Click here to register.

  • Wednesday, February 18, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition AwardNomination Deadline
  • Friday, February 20, 12:00-1:30pm in 207 Hall of Languages- TA Program Series: Interpreting, Organizing, and Using Course Evaluations: Skills for Furthering Growth as a Teaching Assistant and Educator with Leigh M. Tolley. Leigh is an advanced doctoral student in the department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation in the School of Education at Syracuse University. Now that you have those course evaluations, what do you do with them? This session is designed to share information about collecting data from students through course evaluations, and ways in which you can use these data to inform your teaching, both now as a Teaching Assistant (TA) and in future educational endeavors. Topics will include formative and summative evaluations, compiling and organizing data for personal and professional use (such as for a teaching portfolio), and suggestions for using this information to guide your instruction.
  • Thursday, February 26, 5:30-7:00pm in 214 Slocum- 3-Minute Thesis Competition
  • Friday, February 27, 1:00-2:30pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC. Career Services Workshop: The Academic Job Market: An Ecological Introduction, with Leonard Cassuto.
  • Friday, February 27, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Outstanding TA Nominees Portfolios Due

March 2015

  • Friday, March 6, 1:00-2:30pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC. Career Services Workshop: First-Year PhD Students Panel: “Things I Wish Someone Told Me in My First Year”



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.