Grads: Meet, Greet, Teach | “Road to Somewhere” | Thur., Jan. 12

Meet, Greet, Teach | “Road to Somewhere”

An informal conversation on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching

Thursday, January 12, 2017
5:00-6:30 PM
Wallace Hall, Commons Area

Free to attend.  Please register by Monday, January 9, 2017.

Join us for “Bridge to Somewhere,” the first Meet, Greet, Teach (MGT) of the 2016- 17 academic year, where we will look at the varied ways faculty across the UW campus are providing meaningful mentoring to students in the context of (inter)disciplinary “spaces” for students to turn classroom learning into real world practice and sample their own career futures.

“Bridge to Somewhere”
Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 5:00 – 6:30pm | Wallace Hall Commons Area

Can a high-powered science degree get a graduating student a job?  Or do they actually need marketable skills that reach beyond the disciplinary ones?

Do strong grades prove that a student can be effective in their career next steps?  Or should students also have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills into practice?

And if millennials really are the “internship generation,” in what ways can we meet that challenge if mentoring is a one-on-one interaction?


  • Jan Newton, Assistant Professor, Oceanography
  • Sean McDonald, Lecturer, Environmental Studies
  • Daniel Winterbottom, Professor, Landscape Architecture
  • Deborah Hinchey, Clinical Instructor, Public Health

MGT is an evening series offering graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty with an interest in engaging in artful, interactive, innovative teaching a chance to interact with colleagues from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and experience.  
Each MGT focuses on a single “30,000 foot” issue: What is interdisciplinary? The role of facts versus values. Can personalized teaching be objective teaching? Saving STEM.

Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, attendees have a chance to mix and mingle before settling down to a 30-minute “fast panel” of 3-5 faculty, each delivering thought – and conversation – provoking answers. With time for both structured and social interaction, MGT presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new.

Wanting more follow-up? We’ll wrap up the session with time for more one-on-one interaction, giving everyone time to grab a speaker for a final comment.

Sponsored by the College of the Environment and hosted by the Program on the Environment.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s