Mathematics Department - Teaching Seminar - Spring 2017

Teaching Seminar - Spring 2017



Organizer(s)

Michael Weingart

Archive

Website

http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~baxter/TDG/TDGwelcome.html




Past Talks


Friday, March 3rd

Abigail Raz, Rutgers University

"Writing Exams and Grading Policies"

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Hill Grad Student Lounge
Abstract: We will be discussing the process of writing exams and developing grading schemes for them. We will also talk about course grading policies, what to say in the syllabus about your grading, and how to talk about it to a class.


Friday, February 24th

Chloe Urbanski, Rutgers University

"Writing and Grading Assignments"

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Hill Grad Student Lounge
Abstract: We will be discussing the process of writing and grading assignments for classes. Potential topics include how to make assignments better (whatever that means), fairer, more informative, or to test certain/more difficult topics without being too challenging.


Friday, February 17th

Matt Charnley, Rutgers University

"Engaging Students"

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Hill Grad Student Lounge
Abstract: We will be discussing the different issues that arise in trying to engage students in a variety of situations, as an instructor or a TA, both for in-person classes and online sessions. This will tie in to the discussion of online office hours from last week as well as general practices for standard format classes.


Friday, February 10th

Matt Charnley, Rutgers University

"Online TAs: Brainstorming"

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Hill Grad Student Lounge
Abstract: Online TAs and TAs at-large have become a part of the standard assignments for graduate students. We will be discussing the current system and it's positive and negatives, and brainstorm potential changes and alternatives that could improve the situation both for us and the undergraduate students.


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