The Professionalization Workshops are FREE to attend!
Dennis Denisoff, University of Tulsa
Applying for Academic Jobs
Devin Garofalo, University of North Texas
During the session, we will discuss and look at models of the major “genres” of academic job materials (cover letters, research, and teaching statements, etc.), work together to break down real academic job ads, discuss and practice tailoring materials to those ads, and share strategies for taking care as you apply for these positions.
Instructional Design in Big Tech
Aubrey Plourde, University of Lynchburg
This session focuses on instructional design as a career direction for PhDs in the humanities. Participants can expect to survey examples of the kind of work a curriculum or instructional designer might produce at a large tech firm and to leave with a plan for converting academic teaching materials into example projects for an ID/CD job posting. Topics for discussion and workshop may include: preparing an instructional design portfolio, moving out of or back into the academic sphere, and/or how instructional design may differ from pedagogy as it is usually understood.