Thanks to all who came and made the conference such a success. Videos of each session at the conference are now posted. Please share these links as we believe these recordings will prove valuable resources for all grad students thinking through their careers in teaching. Links below and also in the “Pages” section on the right side of the screen.
December 2, 2011
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall
9:30-11:00 Session I: Choosing a Career Path: Beyond the Ph.D.
Michelle Karnes, Stanford University
Adam Casdin, Horace Mann School
Scott Lankford, Foothill College
Patricia Roylance, Syracuse University
Susee Witt, Branson School
In this session, panelists will discuss their own experiences choosing a career after receiving a doctorate from Stanford. The session will identify various issues one might consider when choosing a career path and how to find the career best suited to each person.
11:30-1:00 Session II: The Experience of Teaching in a Private School or Community College
John Bender, Stanford University
Eric Chandler, Kent Denver School
Sara Hong, Diablo Valley College
Valerie Ross, Castilleja School
Giles Scott, Crossroads School
This session will emphasize the daily experience of working in either a private school or community college. It will explore such topics as: the sort of teaching that different positions require, the student body one can expect to work with, work load, and working conditions.
2:00-3:30 Session III: Applying for Jobs in Community Colleges and Private Schools
Jennifer Summit, Stanford University
Jonathan Ball, Director of School Services, Carney, Sandoe, & Associates
Tom Hurley, Diablo Valley College and President of the Association of
Departments of English
Bridgett Longust, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Menlo School
This session will address the logistics of getting a job in a community college or private school, including such matters as: when and how to apply for jobs, how to learn about job openings, what potential employers look for when hiring, and how an applicant with a Ph.D. can make himself or herself most competitive for these positions.
4:00-5:30 Breakout Sessions and Private Consultations
The panelists will be available for consultations with conference attendees.