Chip Nataro - Webinar
Wed, Apr. 15, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Zoom Webinar: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/431133121
Host: G.S.O. & The Doyle Lab
Teaching at a PUI – Everything I needed to know I learned in graduate school
Being a faculty member at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) presents a wide range of opportunities and challenges. In graduate school you become an expert in a relatively narrow field while gaining critical experiences both in chemistry and life. In many ways these experiences do a good job preparing you for the day-to-day responsibilities of teaching at a PUI. However, there are many aspects of the job that never cross your mind in graduate school. At many PUIs a faculty member is judged on their teaching, research and service. How those areas are ranked and judged varies from school to school. And while those criteria might be relatively well laid out for you when you start a position there are certain to be surprises along the way. This seminar will relate my story at a PUI with reflections on what I expected taking the position and what surprises have occurred along the way.