First Undergraduate Educator Webinar Series November 19: Faculty Role at Small Liberal Arts Colleges


By Joshua Gray posted 11-14-2013 13:32


The Undergraduate Education Subcommittee is proud to announce three upcoming faculty development webinars for undergraduate educators. Each webinar will feature a main speaker and panelists with experience in the topic areas. Participants will be able to ask questions and make comments. These webinars will be recorded to allow wider access. 

In the first webinar, Larissa Williams of Bates College will present “Having it All: Teaching, Research, and Service at a Small Liberal Arts College: a Toxicologist’s Perspective.” The presentation will cover challenges, opportunities, and strategies for success. The target audience includes professors at small liberal arts colleges who are pursuing tenure as well as postdoctoral scholars and graduate students who may be considering this career path.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time


Event number: 660 612 097

Event password: UENW  

The second talk “Education and Enrichment Activities for Educators” will occur early in 2014 and feature Sue Ford of St. John’s University. Dr. Ford will discuss meetings and programs offered by the National Academies, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, professional societies, and other groups for professors interested in implementing successful new STEM teaching strategies to enhance learning outcomes. She is targeting junior faculty starting on a teaching career as well as more senior faculty who are interested in updating their pedagogical skills. 

Angela Slitt will present “Use of Twitter® to Engage Freshman in Learning Current Toxicology Concepts and Topics” in the final webinar of the series. Dr. Slitt, professor at the University of Rhode Island, recently taught a “Grand Challenges” course designed to engage college freshman in the problems of toxicology and how to communicate toxicology to the broader community. She will share her experiences with the use of Twitter® as a tool for communicating scientific knowledge. 

If you are interested in serving as a discussant during any of these webinars, please contact Joshua Gray to volunteer.