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Twitter take 2: Navigating the MLA Convention

As someone on the academic job market who is also passionate about graduate student opportunities for professional development and making themselves marketable both within and outside the academy, I did not know what to expect from the MLA Convention. Of … Continue reading

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Twitter as a Tool for Academic Networking? #NoThanks

Twitter as a Tool for Academic Networking? After several seminars on maintaining a professional presence online and grad student professionalization, the topic of Twitter was on my mind. Apparently it was a solution to the incredibly impersonal feel of large, … Continue reading

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Dissertation Productivity

Princeton has recently given its graduate students free membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. This online community offers support for academics in many forms, and I have just participated in one of their 14-day writing challenges. … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Connecting Online and Classroom Environments / Writing Teaching Statements

For introducing us to the subtle art of writing teaching statements, the McGraw staff “flipped” the classroom, giving us an extremely structured online lesson to introduce us to the expectations that lie behind this essential pedagogical document. While I found … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: A Deeper Look into the Classroom

For this session, we needed to observe at least one class at Princeton taught by one of our colleagues in the seminar and one online course. I observed a molecular biology course, since I was curious what techniques are used … Continue reading

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University Administrative Fellowship with Career Services

Last semester, I was named a University Administrative Fellow (UAF) for Career Services, a new program at Princeton meant to introduce graduate students to university administration. Along with a fellow graduate student from the Chemistry department, I was in charge … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Intellectual Acts and Social Practices

Our assignment for this seminar was to create an assignment and a rubric. These were then reviewed by our peers in the seminar, a process that was helpful in our understanding of what intellectual acts were actually going on in … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Course Assessment and Grading

Assignment To recap, in our breakout groups between the previous seminar and this one, we had to refine the novice learning goals we had drafted in November and come up with some sort of an assessment that would allow us … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Course Goals

Humanities Course Goals After participating in the breakout groups and reflecting individually on what it means to be a novice and an expert in our disciplines, our seminar meeting today dealt primarily with course goals. Rather than being grouped with … Continue reading

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