Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

University Teaching Roundtable (UTR): Bringing the "Real World" into the Classroom

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Cost: FREE

Contact: Muveddet Harris   847.491.4586

Group: Searle Faculty Events

Category: Academic


University Teaching Roundtable (UTR): Bringing the "Real World" into the Classroom

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2018
             12:00PM - 1:30PM

WHERE: Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
              627 Dartmouth Place

This University Teaching Roundtable will model, review, and submit for discussion some strategies that have worked in large and small classrooms for connecting course material to practical applications and to careers after college. How can we broach this terrain if we ourselves have never delved far into professional realms beyond academia? Can we answer students' understandable anxieties about job prospects and "relevant" material without allowing them to whittle down their educations to a single-minded pursuit of employlment? Whether by tailoring assignments to mirror workplace tasks, soliciting input from non-academic professionals, or finding safe ways to solicit public feedback on student work, we can answer undergraduate appetites for pre-professional skill-building without sacrificing the intellectual rigor of our syllabi. In the best cases, we can prove that boundaries often alleged between the "ivory tower" and "real world" are much less rigid than our students might think.

*Registration Required. Please register.

Location: Current location is not wheelchair accessible. Please note we may move the location at the Evanston Campus if needed. Please keep a look out for the location announcements closer to the event data.

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