New Educators Workshop
in conjunction with SIGCSE 2018
Wednesday, February 21 9:00 - 5:00
Despite the important role teaching plays in many academic careers, the reality is
that many new educators receive only minimal teacher training and are often unsure of
what career options are available to them. How do you choose an institution or career
path that is right for you? How do you balance teaching with research, service, and a
family life? How do you work effectively with colleagues and survive the tenure process?
How do you organize a coherent course, deliver engaging lectures, and build good
relationships with students?
The goal of the New Educators Workshop is to assist academic-oriented graduate students, post docs,
and pre-tenure faculty in exploring questions such as these. Experienced
colleagues from a variety of career paths will be there to share their experiences and
best practices. Small-group discussions will enable attendees to focus on the questions
or concerns most relevant to their situations, as well as build a support group of
The New Educators Workshop is by invitation only after completing and submitting an
application. The workshop is FREE, including lunch, and limited travel support is available.
Workshop participants must commit to attending the complete
workshop on February 21 from 9am-5pm and are strongly encouraged to attend all of the SIGCSE 2018
The list of workshop presenters and attendees can be found under the
People link above,
and advice from this and past years' presenters appears under
Advice. The schedule for
the workshop is listed under
Applying for the Workshop
Applicants should furnish the following information in a document (PDF preferred), sent
to Andrea Danyluk (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
email subject "New Educators Workshop".
- Current position (graduate student, post doc, instructor, assistant professor, etc.)
- Academic institution and address
- Email address
- Requesting financial support?
- Number of days that you will stay and attend the SIGCSE 2018 conference
- Two to three paragraphs explaining what you see as the benefits of attending
this workshop. In particular, identify questions or concerns you hope to have addressed by the workshop,
and describe how you see the workshop helping to advance your academic career.
Registration for the workshop is FREE, thanks to the generous support of the SIGCSE Board.
A limited number of grants up to $500 will be available to help cover expenses related to
the workshop (e.g., travel, hotel, food, SIGCSE registration). Note that graduate students will be given priority when awarding travel grants.
Deadlines and Notification
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Note that attendance is limited, so we encourage those who are interested to apply early. Travel scholarship desisions will be made in early December. Anyone interested in applying for a travel scholarship should do so by November 30.