Mathematics & Statistics Seminars
Northern Arizona University

Teaching Seminar

The Teaching Seminar provides an opportunity for professional development focused on the best practices of teaching. It is our hope that all attendees will learn from the expertise of their colleagues and be in a state of continuous improvement in the classroom as an instructor. These talks will be especially helpful to those new to teaching, providing support and useful ideas for their classrooms. The Teaching Seminar meets once or twice a month at 4:00-5:00PM on Thursdays. If you have questions about the Teaching Seminar or are interested in giving a talk, please contact Matt Fahy.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics takes pride in the overall quality of instruction and the amount of scholarly teaching that occurs. The department is engaged in a number of student-centered initiatives, which you can read about here.

Schedule for Fall 2023

Note that talks are listed in reverse chronological order.

All Things LMC

Date: September 21, 2023

Speaker: Gina Nabours (LMC Director)

Abstract: We will discuss the past, present, and future of the LMC – the motivation for its creation, some challenges faced in its history so far, and goals moving forward. There have been numerous Colloquia over the years discussing the structure and outcomes of the LMC. This session is designed to be more of an open discussion of questions you still might have about the LMC and/or related topics regarding pedagogy or expectations in our 100-level courses.

A discussion about open educational resources (OER)

Date: August 31, 2023

Speaker: Dana Ernst (NAU)

Abstract: We will discuss all things OER, including pros and cons. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion at the end.