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Multi-Week Course: Teaching in No Time: How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Semester
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Multi-Week Course: Teaching in No Time: How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Semester

7/14/2015 to 8/4/2015
When: Tuesdays
3:00-4:30 PM

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teaching in no time: How to prepare for a stress-free semester

facilitator: chavella pittman, PhD

In this 4-week course you will learn the basics of planning and executing a stress-free course. Through weekly calls and exercises, you will develop the skills you need to teach effectively with less time and stress. Participants can revise a current course or plan a new one. At the end of this experience, participants will have weekly course topics, lesson plans for the first two weeks, and course assignments. Each of these key course components will be chosen and designed by you to increase teaching effectiveness while also reducing preparation and grading time. This Multi-Week Course is ideal for new or experienced teachers at research or teaching universities who want to reduce the anxiety and/or time associated with teaching.


About the Facilitator:

Chavella T. Pittman, PhD is Associate Professor of sociology at Dominican University. She is a faculty development coach who nurtures effective faculty with strategies for efficient course planning, contextualized teaching evaluations, inclusive college classrooms and institutional assessment & change. She can be reached at or

Her research interests include social psychology and behavior, interpersonal oppression (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation), and higher education. Her publications include "Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions” (Intercultural Education, 2009), "Race and Gender Oppression in the Classroom: The Experiences of Women Faculty of Color with White Male Students” (Teaching Sociology, 2010), and "Exploring How African American Faculty Cope with Classroom Racial Stressors” (The Journal of Negro Education, 2010).

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