2015 Guest Panels
Wk 03 - 09/18 - International Men Faculty (Sudan, Israel, and Canada/USA)
Synopsis: Tow of the three panel members are international faculty who, as many other international faculty on many campuses around the country, have never experienced life as an undergraduate in the United States. Hasan (Dairy Science), Amin (Animal Sciences) and Tony (Zoology) have a strong interest and commitment to helping undergraduate learn a scientific discipline for which they are an expert. Each will share their personal stories going back to the challenges they met in their early days as undergraduate instructor. Tony will share with us his experience teaching students in China.
Wk 04 - 09/25 - (International) Women in Sciences (Canada, Madagascar, and Poland)
Synopsis: Does it make any difference when national (or cultural) differences are compounded with gender issues? The members of this panel are international women faculty: Johanne (Evolutionary Biology), Aurelie (Plant Pathology), Izabela (Material Sci. & Engineering). They have strong commitments to undergraduate education. Similarly to last week, our panel members will share their experience as undergraduate instructors, but with the added dimension of exploring gender issues.
Wk 05 - 10/02 - International Faculty (Argentina/France, USA and USA)
Synopsis: Our third panel discussions will be a continuation of our first two panels. We have asked our panel members: Dominique (Life Science Communication) to share with you their experience teaching undergraduate students in the U.S. Judith is teaching large enrollment intro chemistry course. Chuck will share his experience teaching international students (He taught in Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador).
Wk 07 - 10/16 - International Faculty (Uganda and USA)
Synopsis: In this final panel we will be listening to two very experienced UW-Madison faculty with who, in addition to a very successful research program have dedicated substantial efforts to improve large enrollment courses they teach: Biochemistry 501 (James). James will also share his experience taking students for a two-week field program in Uganda. Laura (Dairy Science) will share with you her teaching experience as an assistant professor in Lactation Biology.For her part, Catherine will share with you her experience as a field course instructor to teach tropical ecology in Ecuador.