"Meet, Greet, Teach"- An event for Postdocs, Faculty, and Graduate Students

Start Date/Time: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 5:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 7:00 PM
Location: Mary Gates Hall 258

The second of two Program on the Environment "Meet, Greet, Teach: An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues" events in Winter 2009.

aunched in Autumn 2008, "Meet, Greet, Teach" offers postdoctoral fellows with an interest in interdisciplinary, environmental education a chance to interact with faculty from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and their experience. Twice each quarter MGT focuses on a single "30,000 foot" issue: What is interdisciplinary? The role of facts versus values. Can personalized teaching be objective teaching?

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 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.

Please RSVP by January 16 by emailing poe@u.washington.edu.

For more information, see: http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb

Panel Topic: If men are from Mars, and women are from Venus, what planet are team teachers on? Are large courses best delivered by a single individual, or is interdisciplinary and/or environmental material better suited to an instructor team? And what is the most effective method of delivery: blocks of lectures, weekly switches, daily fisticuffs in the classroom? Join us for an MGT examining the opportunities and limitations of team-teaching.

- Tom Hinckley, Professor, Forest Resources
- Karen Litfin, Professor, Political Science
- David Domke, Professor, Communication