PoE Event: "Meet, Greet, Teach"

Start Date/Time: Wednesday, October 08, 2008, 6:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: Wednesday, October 08, 2008, 7:30 PM
Location: Mary Gates Hall 258 (PoE Conference Room)

The Program on the Environment presents:

"Meet, Greet, Teach"
An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues

Save the Date: Wednesday, October 8th 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Mary Gates Hall 258 (PoE Conference Room)

Kick-off event topic:
"What is it Anyway?"
From gestalt to nuts-and-bolts, what does interdisciplinary education mean to you? Come hear, and share, the pitfalls and successes of the interdisciplinary approach to environmental education.

Panelists: Richard Gammon, Professor, Chemistry and Oceanography
Benjamin Kerr, Assistant Professor, Biology
Matthew Sparke, Professor, Geography and International Studies

Beginning Autumn 2008, the Program on the Environment will be piloting a new teaching model - the creation of a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Program designed to produce fully integrated natural-social science courses through the teamwork of postdocs with a shared enthusiasm for teaching and environmental education, and a set of complementary disciplinary backgrounds.

Many members of the UW faculty have worked hard to help create and sustain environmental education campus-wide, and our collective wisdom can serve this next generation of dedicated academics well. We invite you to join us for a set of conversations exploring issues in interdisciplinary environmental education.

Meet, Greet, Teach allows postdocs with a career goal of teaching to 'mix it up' with faculty from across campus who are willing to share their experiences. Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, the event will feature a 30-minute 'fast panel' of faculty, each delivering thought, and conversation, provoking ideas. With time for structured and social interaction, Meet, Greet, Teach presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new.

Please RSVP to poe@u.washington.edu by Friday, October 3.