Indiana University is made up of eight campuses statewide. Most offer several graduate degrees and all together support around 17,000 graduate students. Our flagship campus is in picturesque Bloomington, Indiana. Our medical school and many other graduate degrees are housed at our city campus, Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Even more AGEP student profiles!

Graduate students Paul Carey (Chemistry), Jeremy Felton (Chemistry), Pere Jackson (Math) and Rashid Williams-Garcia (Physics) have been added to our AGEP student profiles. Check them out here and here!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Upcoming presentation

“The role of pedagogy courses in graduate students’ socialization as future faculty in STEM disciplines”

Friday, March 27, 2009
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ballantine 006

Presented by:
Valerie O’Loughlin, Associate Professor, Medical Sciences
Katie Kearns, Assistant Director, Campus Instructional Consulting

Sponsored by the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

For more information, e-mail agep@indiana.edu

Teaching orientation programs, pedagogy courses, teaching certificate programs, and preparing future faculty (PFF) programs provide positive outcomes for the graduate student participants beyond improved teaching effectiveness and self-efficacy. Such programs also support smooth transitions throughout graduate school and socialize graduate students to the numerous roles they will encounter in their future careers. However, many graduate students may not be aware of or be encouraged to participate in these programs, putting them at a disadvantage.

Valerie O’Loughlin and Katie Kearns will share recent research about graduate student development, summarize mentoring strategies presented at the 2008 CIRTL conference on preparing STEM graduate students for faculty careers, and describe results of their investigation into the role of a health sciences pedagogy course on graduate student development. Faculty participants will receive concrete mentoring strategies for helping graduate students successfully navigate research, teaching, and service responsibilities and will be provided with information about campus resources for graduate students.