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Academic Chats: Ethical Issues in Your Teaching and Research

What are the standards of teaching and research behavior in various disciplines and what are some examples of situations that present no simple “right or wrong” answers?

Guest Speakers: Dr. Harry Greenberg, Professor, Microbiology & Immunology and Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Dr. Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Management Science & Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science and Law

Stanford Continuing Studies Instructor Proposal Online Info Session

Are you interested in developing and teaching your own course here at Stanford? The Continuing Studies department is currently accepting Fall Quarter proposals. Courses with Continuing Studies can be taught in-person or online for as short as 1 day or a few days to a full 10-week course. See below for more info on course types.

Fall dates: September 21 - December 4

Proposal deadline: March 24, 2020

SMS: Collaboration and Team Science - CANCELED

**IMPORTAND NOTICE: In light of recent COVID-19 developments and the university’s guidance around social distancing, we have reviewed our upcoming program offerings and determined this program is not suitable for the Zoom format. For this reason, this program has been canceled. Thank you for your understanding.

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Dr. Michelle Bennett, Director, Center for Research Strategy at National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Creativity in Research

Our most innovative research is driven by creativity and excitement, but in crossing from the known to the unknown, we frequently get stuck. In this workshop, we will explore how to design for deep work, how to manage and increase our energy and motivation, and how to organize workdays and develop strategies to get unstuck.  Working alone and in pairs, we will use prototyping to help us test ideas early, seek out feedback on unfinished work, and enhance our progress.

Collaboration and Team Science - CANCELED

**IMPORTAND NOTICE: In light of recent COVID-19 developments and the university’s guidance around social distancing, we have reviewed our upcoming program offerings and determined this program is not suitable for the Zoom format. For this reason, this program has been canceled. Thank you for your understanding.

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Dr. Michelle Bennett, Director, Center for Research Strategy at National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Teaching Opportunities BBL - Pre-Collegiate Studies, Learning Circles, International Opportunities, and more!

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offers a variety of summer residential and academic year enrichment programs for academically talented middle and high school students, and provides many teaching opportunities, both at Stanford and overseas, for those interested in building or deepening their instructional skills. Options range from smaller commitments of only a few hours per week, to developing and teaching an intensive three-week course that reflects the instructor’s passions and expertise.

Academic Chats: University Leadership: The Role of the Department Chair, Dean, Provost, and Others

Every academic institution is structured differently. What do you need to know as a new faculty member to negotiate and work effectively with the leadership at your new institution? Guest Speakers: Dr. Jim Plummer, Professor, Electrical Engineering and (by courtesy) Materials Science & Engineering and Dr. Thomas Ehrlich, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education

Academic Chats: The "Dark Search Phase" of Your Academic Job Search

There are several times during your postdoc when you are not yet ready to explicitly apply for an academic position but when you can still make yourself know to potential colleges and universities without explicitly. This is known as the "dark search phase" of your exploration, and we will discuss how to manage it in the most effective and efficient way.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Sofie Kleppner, Associate Dean, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Dr. Tanya Evan, Assistant Professor, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

Pedagogy Journal Club: Investigating Synchronous & Asynchronous Instruction for Online STEM Education Among Undergraduates

Topic: Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction for Online Learning

Required Readings:

Choe, R. C., Scuric, Z., Eshkol, E., Cruser, S., Arndt, A., Cox, R., ... & Crosbie, R. H. (2019). Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in Asynchronous Online Lecture Videos. CBE—Life Sciences Education,18(4); pp. 1-14. doi: 10.1187/cbe.18-08-0171 -- LINK

Academic Chats: Managing Up Under COVID-19

How do you manage your relationship with your PIs/advisors while working remotely or under the current COVID-19 climate?

Navigating the power differential between graduate students/postdocs and their supervisors is always challenging, but even more so in this fraught time, when faculty are also incredibly stressed. What are some of the immediate issues that need to be addressed and what are the resources available on campus that can help you in this unique situation?

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