Although many students have the opportunity to be a teaching assistant (TA) during their graduate school careers, their responsibilities as TAs may significantly differ from those as an instructor record. Teaching a course for the first time can come with new challenges including designing a syllabus, picking a textbook and determining how it should be integrated throughout the course, and developing lecture content. Additionally, it may be necessary to balance being a course instructor with one’s research agenda. In this workshop, we will hear from three Penn biostatistics alumni and recently appointed faculty members at other academic institutions about strategies to transition to being an instructor of record after graduate school training.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Biostatistics department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
This event will take place on Zoom; registrants will be sent the link.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.