Teaching Group

Welcome to the home page of the Rutgers Math Department Teaching Group. This page will list the past and upcoming talks for the seminar. This semester, we will be meeting at 9 AM on Tuesdays in the Graduate Lounge (Hill 701). The website for last semester's seminar can be found here.

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Next Seminar

Talk Title: Course Architecture and Honors Section

Speaker: Professor Robert Beals (Rutgers University)

Date: October 8, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: A guest speaker, Professor Beals, will be discussing the structure of courses within the department, what honors sections of classes are, and more.


Upcoming Seminars

Talk Title: Readings on Equity and Retention

Speaker: Yael Davidov (Rutgers University)

Date: October 15, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: TBA

Talk Title: Observations

Speaker: Brian Pinsky (Rutgers University)

Date: October 29, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: TBA

Talk Title: Equip app and Inclusion/Exclusion

Speaker: Corrine Yap (Rutgers University)

Date: November 12, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: TBA

Talk Title: Chronicle of Higher Education

Speaker: Chloe Wawrzyniak (Rutgers University)

Date: November 26, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: TBA

Talk Title: P2/C2 Review

Speaker: Chloe Wawrzyniak, Matthew Russel, Edna Jones (Rutgers University)

Date: December 10, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: TBA

Talk Title: Workshops: Past, Present, and Future

Speaker: Yael Davidov (Rutgers University)

Date: February 22, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: We will discuss the impetus for having a workshop or active learning component to math courses in general and introductory calculus courses in particular. We will explore some of the inspiration for the current "workshop" model at Rutgers, as well as discuss how most workshop currently run, and hopefully come up with ideas and a model for what workshops could look like in the future.

Talk Title: Designing Multiple Choice Questions

Speaker: Kristen Amman and Christian Orr-Woods (Rutgers University)

Date: February 15, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: We will be discussing how to develop test questions (a big question involving what content to include, what question types to use, and how to pair those two things) and validation of test questions.

Talk Title: Standards Based Grading

Speaker: Matt Charnley (Rutgers University)

Date: February 8, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: We'll be talking about Standards Based Grading or Mastery Grading and how it applies to math classes. We'll discuss what people have done in this area, what the possible benefits are, and how we can implement it (either in part or in full) into our classes.

Talk Title: JMM Brain Dump

Speaker: Matt Charnley (Rutgers University)

Date: February 1, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: We'll spend the session talking about all of the great things we learned at JMM and how they can impact our teaching moving forward.

Talk Title: Preparation Meeting

Speaker: Matt Charnley (Rutgers University)

Date: January 25, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: We'll be talking about our plan for the semester. Bring any ideas you have for topics!

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Past Seminars

Talk Title: Teaching Freshmen How to be Successful College Students

Speaker: Chloe Wawrzyniak (Rutgers University)

Date: September 17, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: We will be discussing strategies for teaching students how to college. Specific points of conversation include teaching students how to send appropriate and helpful emails, discussing what office hours are and how to make the most of them, and other general life/student skills we should be teaching students (e.g. time-management).

Talk Title: Syllabi

Speaker: Corrine Yap (Rutgers University)

Date: September 24, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: We will be studying several syllabi from different classes at Rutgers, as well as an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on how to write a syllabi, and discussing.


Talk Title: Student Perspectives of Performance

Speaker: Matthew Russel (Rutgers University)

Date: October 1, 2019

Location: Hill 701 - Graduate Student Lounge

Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

Abstract: Matthew Russel will be leading our discussion, based around the following question he asked: "How do we get students to have realistic yet positive perspectives of their abilities and performance? Related readings are in the announcement posted on Canvas.