Special Event for Graduate Students (Future Faculty): Therese Huston on “Teaching What You Don't Know Well—and Staying Just Ahead of Your Students”
Thursday, September 20, 3:00 - 5:00pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 69)
The landscape of university teaching has been changing in ways that faculty and administrators can be reluctant to admit: at many institutions, it's necessary but no longer sufficient to be brilliant in one's discipline. There is a growing demand to broaden teaching repertoires and teach on the edge of one's expertise. This does not, however, have to be the excruciating squeeze of a square peg in a round hole. How can we be prepared to enter the professoriate with the tools and attitudes needed to navigate such challenges? And what can we learn from professors who have mastered this mindset (and skill set) that might inform, invigorate, and improve our own teaching?