Future Academics Support and Training (FAST) program
The Future Academics Support and Training (FAST) program is a new one-year program offered to doctoral students, early career academics and sessional staff in the Faculty.
The Future Academics Support and Training (FAST) program is a new program from WCLA devoted to doctoral students, early career academics and sessional staff in the Faculty. The program consists of (1) targeted workshops, aimed to further improve presentation skills (teaching, conferences, seminars etc); (2) peer review, aimed at providing feedback following mock presentations or lectures (if any); and (3) peer mentoring, aimed at matching participants with experienced academics and providing faculty-specific support.
|Session 1: Understanding the audience. Cynthia Hardy.||Tues 27 March 2018||11:00-2:00||Rm 315, L3, FBE|
|Session 2: Presenting with confidence. Petra Kalive.||Mon 7 May 2018||2:00-3:30||Rm 605, L6, FBE|
|Session 3: Engaging with the audience. Charles Sevigny.||Tues 29 May 2018||2:00-3:00||Rm 6.30, L6, FBE|
|Session 4: Presenting your Research with Impact. Kirstie Mangas.||Tues 19 June 2018||10:00-12:00||Rm 315, L3, FBE|
|Session 5: Engaging with the Media Andrew Trounson and Nicki Webber.||Tues 26 July 2018||10:00-12:30||Rm 605, L6, FBE|
|Session 6: Delivering your first lecture. Angela Paladino.||Thurs 23 August 2018||12:00-1:30||Rm 605, L6 FBE|
|Session 7: Mock Presentations||Tues 1 August 2018||12:00-1:30||Rm 315, L3, FBE|
|Final Session: End of program social event.||Mon 24 September 2018||12:00-2:00||The Spot 2.002|
The aim of the workshops is to encourage doctoral students, early career academics and sessional staff to place high importance on teaching and public speaking. By offering targeted workshops on presentation skills development, the three groups benefit from developing their teaching expertise. Effective teaching begins with effective delivery, which is particularly helpful when classes are large and diverse. The workshops also address the feedback from students that presentation and communication skills are the areas sought for improvement by students. Confirmed workshops are: