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Direction of Studies: Support for New Appointees Thu 24 Sep 2020   16:00 Finished


As a Director of Studies you provide essential academic guidance and support to students on an individual basis. This seminar will help you develop your ability to undertake this role more effectively and efficiently. The focus will be sharing good practice, key responsibilities, and where to find additional sources of help. This year, due to current circumstances, this event will be held online.

DRC: COVID 19: Providing safe student support new Thu 4 Jun 2020   14:30 Finished

This workshop is provided jointly by the Disability Resource Centre and the University Counselling Service and will provide support and information about ways to engage with students while working remotely. With a focus on practical solutions, the important of self care and information about the wide range of services available. This workshop is open to staff whose role formally includes welfare, likely to be tutors, nurses and chaplains.

This session will be on line via Microsoft Teams.

Lecturing Performance Wed 4 Nov 2020   10:00 [Places]


This course focuses on the practical element of delivery. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques for connecting emotionally and intellectually with an audience, along with overcoming nerves. You will look at how to handle questions effectively and practise vocal techniques. We will also discuss the differences between performance in a lecture theatre and on camera.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom

Moving Supervisions Online new Self-taught Booking not required

This introductory guide addresses planning for and conducting online supervisions, including practical considerations about devices, platforms and tools, as well as structuring online conversations and giving feedback. We have also developed more detailed guides on a range of technological and educational issues, including setting up supervisions using videoconferencing, accessibility for students with disabilities and neurodiversity, guiding inclusive discussions and interactions, and some approaches to important supervision activities (such as group discussions and problem solving) which could be used to complement videoconferencing or to help students (and supervisors) if necessary. All of these more detailed resources are accessible from the main guide.


How to Access the Guide

For more information and a link to the guide please visit the CCTL website on Teaching Remotely

Remote Teaching Clinic new Thu 14 May 2020   12:30 Finished

This short clinic is for Cambridge staff adapting to remote teaching (including supervising, lecturing, seminars & classes). We begin with a short overview of the guidance and support on offer, including ‘how-to’ guides on setting up remote supervisions, seminars & classes; recording lectures and encouraging students’ active listening; guiding inclusive discussions between students, online; and making remote teaching accessible to disabled students, including those with neuro-diverse profiles.

We’ll offer some tips on moving from face-to-face teaching and there will be some time for Q&A.

This clinic will be run on MS Teams.


This workshop explores the principles of good postgraduate supervision, different approaches to supervising, how to deliver feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at new or experienced postgraduate supervisors looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of doctoral students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Understand possible issues and where to go for support in the Cambridge system

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 9 Feb 2021 10:00 [Places]
Tue 20 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]
Supervising Postgraduate Students (STEMM) Thu 5 Nov 2020   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]


This workshop explores the principles of good postgraduate supervision, different approaches to supervising, how to deliver feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at new or experienced postgraduate supervisors looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of doctoral students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Understand possible issues and where to go for support in the Cambridge system
  • Consider the elements of positive research culture in a group and lab

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 23 Feb 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 22 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]


If you are new to supervising postgraduates at Cambridge (who are studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of postgraduates and for those new to the Cambridge system.

This workshop is designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

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Thu 15 Oct 2020 09:30 [Full]
Thu 15 Oct 2020 10:30 [Full]
Thu 15 Oct 2020 11:30 [Full]
Thu 15 Oct 2020 13:30 [Full]
Thu 15 Oct 2020 15:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 09:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 10:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 11:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 13:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 14:30 [Places]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 15:30 [Places]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 10:30 [Places]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 11:30 [Places]
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Wed 25 Nov 2020 14:30 [Places]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 15:30 [Places]
Teaching Associates' Programme (TAP) new Unscheduled Not bookable


The Teaching Associates’ Programme runs each year. For information about what the course involves and how to apply, please visit https://www.cctl.cam.ac.uk/tap. If you still have questions, please contact the course director, Dr Meg Tait (mebt1@cam.ac.uk).


The Teaching Associate Programme (TAP) is a year-long programme which supports early career researchers who have some responsibility for teaching and learning. TAP is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and, if you successfully complete all elements of the programme, you will become an Associate Fellow of the HEA. In order to be eligible for Associate Fellowship of the HEA, you will need to have a minimum of 40 hours’ experience of teaching and/or supporting learning.

Applications are open to Postdoctoral Researchers/Research Staff and PhD students in their 2nd year or above, from any subject area. Prior to applying for TAP we require you to have at least 20 hours of teaching and at least 20 more hours of confirmed teaching for the academic year to come. In this way, the programme enables you to reflect on your own current practice, to explore ideas and approaches for enhancing your teaching, and to think about your future development as a higher education professional. Only higher education (university-level) teaching experience can be considered.

The programme has a high level of flexibility and participants are expected to plan their TAP work to fit around other activities. However, there are several compulsory components which cannot be missed and those include: four seminars, teaching observations, tutorial and lecturing practical. Help and support is available throughout the year to enable students to get the best from the programme.

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