New URPE initiative: online teaching workshops. The first online teaching workshop, on Constructing a Teaching Philosophy and Portfolio, is now available for all URPE members here. The workshop is designed to help graduate students and younger scholars prepare materials that could be used effectively in applying for a job (or preparing for a review) at a teaching oriented institution. Those who complete the online workshop, send materials to Geoff Schneider, Geoff.Schneider@Bucknell.edu, and you may be able to get feedback from from URPE Steering Committee members. But, please do so sooner rather than later. By the middle of September, when the semester gets really busy, it will be much more difficult for us to find the time.If this first workshop is successful, the plan is to develop and add additional workshops on syllabus and course design, active learning, collaborative learning, models of pluralistic teaching, and more.

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