Meet, Greet, Teach (MGT): Get it Write!
An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues
Monday, December 5, 2011
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Program on the Environment Commons, Wallace Hall (ACC) 012
Free to attend. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 29.
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In a fast-changing world where most of our students won't go on to be academics, what is the "right" writing? And how much of it do students need to succeed? Can one course serve many, or do we need specialized writing courses?
Join us for MGT, where we'll hear from faculty who are taking the lead in teaching students the right way to write.
Kathy Kohm, Editor, Conservation Magazine
Patti Loesche, Lecturer, Psychology and Director, Psychology Writing Center
Tom Quinn, Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
John Webster, Associate Professor, English and Director of Writing, Arts and Sciences
About MGT: MGT is an evening series offering graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty with an interest in engaging in artful, interactive, innovative teaching a chance to interact with colleagues from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and experience.
Each MGT focuses on a single “30,000 foot” issue: What is interdisciplinary? The role of facts versus values. Can personalized teaching be objective teaching? Saving STEM.
Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, attendees have a chance to mix and mingle before settling down to a 30-minute "fast panel" of 3-5 faculty, each delivering thought - and conversation - provoking answers. With time for both structured and social interaction, MGT presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new.
Wanting more follow-up? We'll wrap up the session with time for more one-on-one interaction, giving everyone time to grab a speaker for a final comment.
Sponsored by the College of the Environment and hosted by the Program on the Environment