Syracuse University

Calendar of Events
March 2015
  • Tuesday, March 3, 3:30-4:45pm in 107 Hall of Languages- CUT Seminar Series: Crafting the Teaching Philosophy. Writing the teaching philosophy statement is, for many, the most daunting part of compiling a teaching portfolio. Yet it is, aside from the C.V., the document most likely to be required of applicants for faculty positions. The final session in the CUT seminar series will offer strategies for answering such basic questions as “What is my teaching philosophy?” and will highlight some of the key qualities of effective teaching statements. Guest presenter Dr. Jeffrey Chin of Le Moyne College will share his insights on the role of teaching philosophies in faculty searches at teaching-intensive institutions, and how you can discuss your teaching in a way likely to advance your candidacy. Jeffrey Chin is Professor of Sociology at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. He is a sociologically trained social psychologist specializing in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, March 5, 5:30-7:00pm in 214 Slocum- Three-Minute Thesis. Bracket 2  View PDF Flyer.
  • Friday, March 6, 12:30-2:00pm in 207 Hall of Languages- TA Program Series: The Realities of being an Adjunct. As teaching assistants and graduate students, many of us turn to adjunct positions to make ends meet when the departmental funding runs out.  While these opportunities provide wonderful teaching experience, the realities of being an adjunct can be more complex.  Kick off your spring break by joining our panel of seasoned part-time instructors discussing the pros and cons of entering the world of the adjunct.  Our panelists will share their experiences concerning making the transition from TA to instructor, how to juggle teaching while still making progress to degree, and dealing with the tenuous nature of adjunct work. Lunch provided courtesy of the GSO. Click here to register.
  • Friday, March 6, 1:00-2:30pm in Kittredge Auditorium, HBC. Career Services Workshop: First-Year PhD Students Panel: “Things I Wish Someone Told Me in My First Year”
  • Monday, March 16, 3:45-5:00pm in 070 Eggers- FPP presents: Certificate in University Teaching Portfolio Workshop. As a follow-up to the CUT seminar series, this workshop is an opportunity for you to share, critique, and improve materials for inclusion in your teaching portfolio, or to get feedback on the portfolio as a whole. Bring drafts of your syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, assessments/course evaluations, teaching philosophy statements, and more. If your portfolio is online, please bring a laptop. Click here to register.
  • Friday, March 20, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- FPP participation summaries due.
  • Friday. March 20 & Saturday, March 21 in Life Sciences Complex- All-University Graduate Research Symposium
  • Monday, March 23, 5:30-7:00 in 102 Hall of Languages- International Graduate Student Workshop Series: International Student Employment in the United States. Are you interested in finding a job and working in the United States after graduation? Would you like to learn tips for applying to jobs in a company setting? Are you interested in learning more about dealing with future employers on immigration issues?  Then join us for a panel discussion with former international students, employers, an attorney, and a career services specialist to hear more about their experiences with international student employment in the United States. Food will be provided for presentation participants! Click here to register.  View Flyer
  • Tuesday, March 24, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Certificate in University Teaching Completion Forms due.



For more information on the Graduate School Programs offered click on the titles below:

Teaching Assistant Program (TA Orientation, English Language Proficiency Services, Teaching Mentors, Outstanding TA Award, Course Assessment, Graduate Assistants)

Future Professoriate Program (FPP Participation, Primary Faculty Liaison, Certificate in University Teaching, Teaching Portfolio)

Resources (Graduate School Press, Critical Incidents in College Teaching vignettes, Research Ethics and Academic Integrity vignettes)

The Graduate School Press In order to promote excellence in scholarship and teaching, the Graduate School maintains a book publication program providing resources on topics relevant to graduate education and the university classroom.

International Graduate Students The Graduate School provides many academic programs and community initiatives to support the educational experiences of international graduate students and to highlight their academic achievements at Syracuse University.