Graduate Student Learning and Teaching Spring Symposium: Dynamic (Re)Design: Creating Adaptable Resources
This panel session showcases the work of four Graduate Teaching Fellows who have developed projects addressing learning challenges or professional development gaps in their departments. The panelists will describe how iterative project design - necessitated by self-reflection, continued assessment of their projects' departmental impact, and the demands of the COVID-19 outbreak - facilitated positive change and an expansion of the diverse learning cultures within their departments. Participants will discuss how adaptable design principles enable the development of resources to create lasting changes in learning culture.
Graduate Teaching Fellow panelists:
Youn Jue (Eunice) Bae (Chemistry) is a fourth-year PhD candidate studying excited state photophysical properties in thin films and organic semiconductors. She has been a teaching assistant for Northwestern’s general and physical chemistry laboratory courses at Northwestern.
Chris Mizzi (Material Science and Engineering) is a fifth-year PhD candidate studying flexoelectricity in oxides. He has been a teaching assistant for a solid-state physics course for graduate students and is interested in developing visualization tools to facilitate accessibility in MSE courses.
James Proszek (Rhetoric and Public Culture) is a fifth-year PhD candidate studying digital rhetorical practices of civic pedagogy and teaches public speaking at Northwestern.
Alexandra Tamerius (Chemistry) is a fourth-year PhD candidate studying high-pressure synthesis of metastable intermetallic compounds and has been a teaching assistant for Northwestern’s general chemistry laboratory courses.