An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues
Free to attend. RSVP requested by Monday, March 31, 2014.
Only 27% of college students end up in careers reflecting their disciplinary degree1. For the environment side of natural science, it’s 48%2. The average person changes careers 2–3 times3.
Is a laser focus on disciplinary knowledge and associated skill sets a wise academic choice; one that gives students all of the tools they’ll need to be successful?
What about the career, professional, and life skills – the essentials that everyone needs, and no course teaches? Effective communication, team-based experience, organizing, leadership, listening, connecting and networking, visioning, creating a clear idea, selling it. The list is long.
Join us for a discussion of how — and why — blending essential skills into coursework can make a difference to student learning.
- Emer Dooley, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Foster School of Business
- Francesca Lo, Director, Husky Leadership Initiative
- Sean McDonald, Lecturer/Capstone Instructor, Program on the Environment; Research Scientist, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
- Jennifer Turns, Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
MGT is an evening series offering graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty with an interest in engaging in artful, interactive, innovative teaching a chance to interact with colleagues from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and experience.
Each MGT focuses on a single “30,000 foot” issue: What is interdisciplinary? The role of facts versus values. Can personalized teaching be objective teaching? Saving STEM.
Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, attendees have a chance to mix and mingle before settling down to a 30-minute “fast panel” of 3–5 faculty, each delivering thought — and conversation — provoking answers. With time for both structured and social interaction, MGT presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new.
Wanting more follow-up? We’ll wrap up the session with time for more one-on-one interaction, giving everyone time to grab a speaker for a final comment.