Bring your friends! October 7, UMass Boston

The program for the 2016 Teaching at Teaching-Intensive Institutions event is online!  We have a fun and informative day planned for everyone, including great workshops, panels, one-on-one job counseling (bring your CV and cover letter), and job search advice.

The event is free and open to any doctoral student, postdoc, or part-time faculty member who wants to learn about making a career in a teaching-focused college or university.   Teaching-intensive universities include regional public institutions, community colleges, and private colleges at which faculty teach at least three or four courses per semester.

Please share this post with your fellow grad students, postdocs, or adjuncts, and be sure to register through the  link.

It’s easiest to park at a T stop and take the Red Line to the UMass stop and get the shuttle to campus.  If you have to drive, park at the UMass Boston Bayside Center lot and catch the shuttle. Allow enough time!


9:00 AM Coffee and Registration

9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks

  • Judith Goleman, Professor of English, and Director of the Office for Faculty Development, UMass Boston
  • Zong-Guo Xia, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies 
  • Carlos Santiago, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education

9:45 AM Opening panel on What Does a Career at a Teaching-Intensive Institution Look Like?

  • Moderator: Paula Krebs
  • PanelistsJim Lang, Assumption College, author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning; Barbara McCarthy, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Massasoit CC; Jenny Shanahan, Director of Undergraduate Research, Bridgewater State; Ramon Torrecilha, President, Westfield State University

11:00 AM Session 1

  • Teaching and Doing Science at a TII – Michael Banson, Massasoit CC; Martina Arndt, Bridgewater State
  • Student Engagement at TIIs – Kisha Tracy, Fitchburg State
  • Making the Most of Faculty Mentoring – David O’Malley, Bridgewater State; Katy Covino, Fitchburg State
  • The Role of Student Advising at a TII – Peter Oehlkers, Salem State; Alicia D’Oyley, Bridgewater State
  • Working with English Language Learners – Vivian Zamel, Director of ESL and Freshman English (and past director of the Center for Innovative Teaching), UMass Boston

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Session 2

  • First-Generation College Students – Leo Hwang, Greenfield CC; Colby King, Bridgewater State
  • Creating Learning Communities at TIIs – Arlene Vallie, Bunker Hill CC
  • Teaching and Learning Support at a TII – Paul Kasili, Bunker Hill CC; Roben Torosyan, Bridgewater State
  • Inclusive Teaching Practice – Ping-Ann Addo, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of Center for Innovative Teaching, UMass Boston

2:40 PM Session 3

  • The Job search in Arts and Humanities – Leo Hwang, Greenfield CC; Ben RailtonFitchburg State
  • The Job Search in Social Sciences –  Randi Kim, Rhode Island College; Breea Govenar, Rhod Island College
  • The Job Search in STEM – Kristen Porter-Utley, Bridgewater State

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.


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