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Spring 2018


Spring 2018 Professionalization Schedule


February 15 - Demystifying the Profession: Conferences
Eager to participate in conferences but unsure how they work? Curious to know more about the major theatre conferences or about other conferences? This session will include both a "how to" guide to conferences as well as three short paper presentations by students in the Program. Christine Snyder hosts with Prof. Marvin Carlson

March 1 - Applied Pedagogy and Practice: Digital Humanities in and outside the Academy
Prof. Erika Lin moderates a conversation with program alums Robert Davis and Bess Rowen as well as current student Andrew Kircher. They will speak about their experiences as teachers, as fellowship recipients, as blogger-critics, and as commercial game creators.

March 16 - Workshop for Level-Three Students: The Teaching Dossier
Prof. Graham-Jones will lead a workshop designed for level-three students preparing to enter the job market. This workshop will focus on preparing and maintaining the teaching dossier, selecting sample syllabi, and crafting the teaching philosophy statement. The meeting will be scheduled around participant availability, and while only level-three students may participate, the workshop will be open to interested observers.

April 10 - Roundtable: Meet the Segal Center's Visiting Scolars [Please note day and time: Tuesday, 12:30-2p.m.
Prof. Frank Hentschker moderates a brownbag session with our current international visiting scholars.  Feel free to bring your lunch!  12:30 – 2 p.m. in the Green Room.

May 3 - Preparing for Teaching: Managing Expectations
In the first half of this two-part final session, the recent Standing Exam Committee (Profs. Jean Graham-Jones, Erika Lin, and David Savran) will meet with students preparing to take the First Exam to discuss the exam’s objectives and procedures, as well as offer suggestions for preparation. They will be joined by students who recently took the exam to share their experiences and strategies. The second half of the session will be devoted to teaching, with a focus on the needs of the classroom, including crafting a syllabus and meeting your class on the first day. A panel of students will share their teaching experiences in the CUNY system and beyond. Christine Snyder hosts, with Prof. Peter Eckersall.


NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all events will begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Green Room of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre (room 3111).