Fall 2022 Webinar Series

TA Roles: What to Expect and What is Expected

Wednesday, September 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Host: M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, Faculty Director
Co-host: Shelby Lamar, PFF Associate Director
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During this session, we will take some time to explain and share the tasks and responsibilities associated with TA roles. We will focus on how to manage your time as a TA, how to negotiate responsibilities with the professor, and we will discuss professionalism and ethics related to be a TA at CGU.

Crafting your Teaching Philosophy Statement (TPS)

Friday, September 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow and Career & Professional Development (CPD)
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A teaching philosophy statement (TPS) concisely communicates your personal values and beliefs about education and is often a required document when you apply for teaching positions. In this webinar, we will discuss ways to craft your TPS to highlight your journey as an educator by showcasing showcase your background, values, and approach to teaching.

The Basics of Diversity Statements

Friday, October 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow and Career & Professional Development (CPD)
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What makes an educator inclusive? How does a college looking to hire a professor or lecturer know if an applicant is inclusive or not? An educator is not truly welcoming and inclusive if they do not value diversity. Most academic institutions require educators that are applying for positions to supply them with a Diversity Statement. A Diversity Statement should ideally attest to the inclusive nature of the applicant’s pedagogy. This webinar will explain what a Diversity Statement is, what should be included in your Diversity Statement, and how to produce one.

Research Management Software Part 1: How to Use Zotero

Wednesday, October 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, Faculty Director
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Reference management software is a scholar’s best friend! This workshop gives you tools to thrive during graduate school by showing how the free reference management software Zotero can save time and prevent citation frustrations. Organizing all your sources, reading notes, and entering citations manually can be overwhelming and cost precious time, especially when working on a long-term project like a thesis or dissertation. When working on a project, you may find that you forget what you have read, don’t remember where your notes are located, or can’t find the source of that amazing quote! The earlier you start using a reference management system, the easier it will be to take notes, write papers, make bibliographies, and organize your research. Come learn how to use Zotero and make grad life easier!

This is part one of two webinars on Zotero. The next webinar (part 2) will cover how to organize your research sources and notes within Zotero.

Research Management Software Part 2: How to Organize Your Research and Notes with Zotero

Wednesday, October 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Host: Shelby Lamar, PFF Associate Director
Co-Host: Jonathan Aragon, PFF Fellow
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Reference management software is a scholar’s best friend! This workshop gives you tools to thrive during graduate school by showing how the free reference management software Zotero can save time and prevent citation frustrations. Organizing all your sources, reading notes, and entering citations manually can be overwhelming and cost precious time, especially when working on a long-term project like a thesis or dissertation. When working on a project, you may find that you forget what you have read, don’t remember where your notes are located, or can’t find the source of that amazing quote! The earlier you start using a reference management system, the easier it will be to take notes, write papers, make bibliographies, and organize your research. Come learn how to use Zotero and make grad life easier!

This is part two of two webinars on Zotero. The previous webinar covered the basics of Zotero setup and use. Please watch the first webinar recording before coming to this webinar.

Starting Your Course from the Ground Up

Friday, November 4, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Host: Noah Ringler, PFF Fellow
Co-Host: Holly Allen, PFF Fellow
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You have been provided with a brief course description and nothing else: now what? This webinar intends to answer that question by providing attendees with a step-by-step guide on how to build a course from the ground up. In this webinar, we will discuss creating effective learning outcomes, selecting assessment strategies that assist in building your learning outcomes, utilizing multiple modalities to assess student learning, and how to find your voice within your lectures. You will come out of this webinar with a clearer understanding of how to organically build an equitable and inclusive course from the bottom up.

Beyond Teaching and Research Part I: Service & Committees

Wednesday, November 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm PST
Moderator: M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences
Faculty Panelists: 
Melissa Rogers, Division of Politics & Economics
Jessica Clague DeHart, School of Community and Global Health
Joshua Goode, School of Arts & Humanities
Deborah Faye Carter, School of Educational Studies
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Teaching and research/scholarship are our main responsibilities as faculty but there is much more to it. Beyond teaching and researching, faculty are expected to serve their institutions, disciplines, and professions. Join us for a panel discussion where CGU faculty will share their experiences and tips about serving on committees and curating a meaningful service portfolio at different levels.