2021 is finally here! Most of us start a new year thinking about goals – both personally and professionally. What are your professional goals? Maybe you’d like to get published in a journal. Or finish that manuscript you’ve been working on since 2019. Or perhaps you want to learn a new educational tool to master your online teaching skills or present at a virtual conference confidently. No matter what your goals are for 2021, we’re here to help.
Join us at a workshop or schedule a one-on-one consultation with our experts in instructional design, educational technologies, writing and communication, and more. Check out our workshops below and find out more about our one-on-one support and get in touch with us on our website.
Spring Book Club 2021: The Amateur Hour (10 sessions)
Every Thursday, 1:30 – 2:20 (February – April)
“College teaching is a highly public act that has remained mostly private. Millions of Americans have taught in our gigantic higher education system, but we don’t have shared standards or even vocabularies to describe what they do,” says Jonathan Zimmerman in his new book The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America.
To shed light on that “highly public…but mostly private” act, Zimmerman did a deep dive into the history of college teaching in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. His book explores a wide range of classroom-related topics and sheds light on what has worked and over the years—and what hasn’t.
Join us as we read The Amateur Hour this spring. In addition to learning from the great teachers of the past, we’ll discuss a wide range of topics, including teacher assessment, student cheating, political repression, class sizes, classroom layouts, and “active learning” (which has a longer history than you might think).
Starting February 11, the virtual book club will meet each Thursday of the Spring Semester from 1:30-2:20. The club will be hosted by Daniel Verbit of The Academic Commons and Christopher Pastore of The Center for Faculty Development and Nexus Learning. For the last session on April 15th, we will have a question and answer session with the author.
All are welcome to join, but limited slots will be available in order to facilitate small group discussion. After capacity is reached, the sessions will be locked, so please register in advance.
The book is available for purchase online from Bookshop or directly from Hopkins. A digital version is also available via the library.
Science on Social Media
Thursday, March 11
1 – 2 p.m.
This workshop is part of the Science Communication Series. Learn how to use various social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram) to boost your career and Sci-Comm skills. Check out this flyer for more details.
Patents: Where to find them and what it takes to get one
Friday, March 12
Patents are one of the four primary types of intellectual property. We will explain the patent process from research to application and beyond as well as how to find help along the way. Former US Patent and Trademark office fellow, now our regional Patent & Trademark Resource Center Representative, will lead the session and answer your patent searching and application questions.
Winter Writing Retreat
Friday, March 26
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us this winter at our monthly half-day writing retreats, devoted solely to your writing projects. Most importantly, you’ll get quiet time to write. We’ll also have a writing consultant and librarian available to answer writing and research questions, help you find materials, talk over your journal choice, edit your work, or just read what you have so far.
Animate Your Science
Thursday, April 8
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Registration Coming Soon
This workshop is part of the Science Communication Series. Express your science in narrative form and create an animation depicting your favorite research.
Learn about Visible Body Courseware—A new virtual anatomy software
Tuesday, April 13
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Visible Body has created educational 3D medical apps that can help your students to understand human anatomy and physiology better.