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CIRTL Online Coffee Hour: Teaching at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution, 9/27 at 1pm

Posted by on Monday, September 24, 2012 in Events.

See below for this week’s offering from the CIRTL Network’s online coffee house series on building academic careers in science, engineering, and mathematics. This week’s coffee house features two Vanderbilt alumnae, Tara Davis (Mathematics) and Heather Whitney (Physics).

Teaching at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution
Thursday September 27, 1-2pm Central

Where do you want to teach?  What balance do you want between teaching and research?  What is important to you regarding course load, student contact, research support, department size, or tenure requirements? Teaching at a primarily undergraduate research institution is very different from teaching at a large research university.  Join the discussion as three faculty talk about their experiences teaching at primarily undergraduate institutions.

Join the discussion, hear what others have to say, and share your insights!

Facilitated by:
Tara Davis,
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hawai’i Pacific University
Alysa Remsburg, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology, Unity College
Heather Whitney, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Wheaton College

Tara Davis Alysa Remsburg Heather Whitney

This CIRTL Coffee Hour series runs on the fourth Thursday of each month this academic year and will focus on building an academic career.  Future topics include the academic job interview, university politics, tenure, developing a work-life balance, teaching at primarily minority institutions, and alternative academic careers.  We welcome comments or suggestions; contact Robin Greenler ( with any feedback.

To join the session, download a flier, or see archived recordings of last year’s sessions, go to

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