New Computing Faculty Workshops Announced for Summer 2018

June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 — The fourth (and last NSF-funded) New Computing Faculty Workshops will be held August 5-10, 2018 in San Diego. The goal of the workshops is to help new computing faculty to be better and more efficient teachers. By learning a little about teaching, the workshops will help new faculty (a) make their teaching more efficient and effective and (b) make their teaching more enjoyable. The organizers want students to learn more and teachers to have fun teaching them. The workshops were described in Communications of the ACM in the May 2017 issue (see article here).

This year, they will offer two workshops:

  • August 5-7 will be offered to tenure-track faculty starting at research-intensive institutions.
  • August 8-10 will be offered to faculty starting a teaching-track job at any school and/or a tenure-track faculty line at a primarily undergraduate serving institution where evaluation is heavily based in teaching.

The workshop will be run by Beth Simon (UCSD), Cynthia Bailey Lee (Stanford), Leo Porter (UCSD), and Mark Guzdial (Georgia Tech).

The first three workshops have been successes, with new faculty from U. Washington, UCSD, University of California-Irvine, U. Colorado-Boulder, and Georgia Tech. The participants report greater confidence in teaching, with a new set of approaches, tools, and techniques to use in the classroom.

The Keynote speaker at dinner on August 5 will be Charles Isbell (Georgia Institute of Technology). Keynote speaker at dinner on August 8 is To Be Announced.

To apply for registration, please apply at http://bit.ly/ncsfw2018-research or http://bit.ly/ncsfw2018-teaching. Admission will be based on capacity, grant limitations, fit to the workshop goals, and application order, with a maximum of 40 participants. Apply on or before June 21 to ensure eligibility for workshop hotel accommodation. (Organizers will notify respondents by June 30.)

For additional information refer to Computing Research Association’s blog post.


Source: Computing Research Association

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