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Thursday, October 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
203: Signposting Professional Pathways: Identifying Core Values and Pursuing Integrative Professional Development LIMITED

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This session will focus on integrative graduate student professional development, drawing from lessons learned through Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, a Mellon-funded initiative at the University of Washington that centrally addresses the need to prepare the next generation of educators with the pedagogical and professional knowledge they will need to pursue a community college career. The session will frame an interactive activity with a discussion of the Reaching New Publics program, a core component of the Mellon initiative that pairs doctoral student fellows with community college faculty mentors over an academic year, during which fellows pursue activities that range from class observations to faculty meetings. Through these activities, our fellows have been prompted to recognize their core values -- educational access, inclusive classrooms, and so forth -- and further have noted that specific institutional contexts better "fit" these values. In other words, the Mellon fellows have consistently reported greater professional clarity and motivation as significant gains, prompting us to realize that career preparation centrally entails the work of discernment, and that a thoughtful identification and integration of interests, talents, and commitments is essential to the success of professional development for a wider range of careers beyond the research university.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Dwyer

Annie Dwyer

Assistant Program Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/Her Bio: Annie Dwyer is the Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics at the University of Washington's Simpson Center for the Humanities. As Assistant Program Director, Annie leads the strategic development... Read More →
avatar for Zhenzhen He-Weatherford

Zhenzhen He-Weatherford

PhD Candidate, University of Washington
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/her Bio: Zhenzhen He-Weatherford is a PhD candidate in Language and Rhetoric as well as a pre-doctoral instructor in the Department of English at University of Washington. Her scholarly interests include critical multiculturalism, critical pedagogies... Read More →
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Asha Tran

Faculty, South Seattle College
Asha Tran teaches Spanish at South Seattle College. She has served as a mentor for the Mellon-funded initiative at the University of Washington entitled 'Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. The experience has been profoundly rewarding, inspiring and productiv... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
GC, Room 203, Concourse Level 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

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