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Future Academics Support and Training (FAST) program

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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.

Overview
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.

SESSIONDATETIMELOCATION
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 201810:00-12:00Rm 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 201812:00-1:30 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

Workshops
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: