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One night on twitter, a group of us had a conversation about teaching and teaching practices and approaches to a certain course. The great thing about this conversation was that we teach at very different types of institutions, we’re at different places in our careers and yet, we had lots of things to say.

As Twitter conversations go, there were a number of people who popped in and out, but at the end of the conversation, someone suggested that we needed a space to do this sort of thing more regularly.

Of course, we know that we all have watercooler conversations around teaching with our colleagues, but sometimes it’s useful to get a cross-section of views from people at other institutions.

So the idea of technical and professional communication faculty office hours was born.

UPDATE: and since the first one was so successful, we’re gonna keep doing them. You can join us here: https://mit.webex.com/meet/facultyhours

See below for days and topics. We’ll post the links to the captured videos here as well.

In the meantime, if you have questions or comments, just get in touch with any us below.

Cagle, Lauren, lauren.cagle@uky.edu

Sara Doan, saradoan@uwm.edu

Sarah Gunning sgunning@towson.edu

Lisa Meloncon, Meloncon@usf.edu

Mike Trice, mtrice@mit.edu

Days and Topics

December 15 at 4:00pm EST : course planning strategies

January 26, 2018 at 4:00pm EST: classroom activities and/or exercises

 

One Response to “Faculty Office Hours”

  1. Ray Boxman

    Hi: This sounds like a great idea. Until my retirement, I taught a scientific writing course, required for Tel Aviv University PhD students, and currently my wife and I give short courses on scientific writing. But I always felt quite isolated – no colleagues to talk over problems and ideas. Unfortunately the time of your next meeting is not convenient — 4 PM EST =11 PM IST Friday is after big family Sabbath meal. Hope you have further meetings at other times.
    By the way, if you teach scientific writing (e.g. theses, journal papers, research proposals, conference presentations) to grad students, check out our text book at http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/10145.

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