New Educators Wednesday Roundtable NEWR 2020
in conjunction with SIGCSE 2020
Wednesday, March 11 9:00 - 5:00
Room Location: TBD
Despite the important role teaching plays in many academic careers, the reality is
that many new educators receive little training for that role. As a result, many
are unclear on the variety of career options available.
How do you explore institutions or career
paths that may be right for you? How do you balance teaching with research, service, and a
life beyond the academy?
How do you work effectively with colleagues through the tenure process?
How do you organize a coherent course, scaffold engaging experiences, and build good
relationships with students?
The goal of the SIGCSE New Educators (Wednesday) Roundtable is
to assist academic-oriented graduate students, post docs,
and pre-tenure faculty in exploring questions such as these. Experienced
colleagues from a variety of career paths will be there to share their experiences and
best practices. Small-group discussions will enable attendees to focus on the questions
or concerns most relevant to their situations and will help develop a cohort of
The New Educators' Wednesday Roundtable is by invitation only after completing and submitting an
application. The event is FREE, including lunch, and limited travel support is available.
Roundtable participants must commit to attending the complete
schedule on March 11, from 9am-5pm, and are strongly encouraged to attend all of the SIGCSE 2020
The list of Roundtable presenters and attendees can be found under the
People link above,
and advice from this and past years' presenters appears under
Advice. The schedule for
the Roundtable is listed under Schedule.
Applying for the Wednesday Roundtable
Applicants should furnish the following information in a document (PDF preferred), sent
to Zach Dodds (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include
"New Educators Roundtable" somewhere within the email subject. In the document, please
- Current position (graduate student, post doc, instructor, assistant professor, etc.)
- Academic institution and address
- Email address
- Requesting financial support?
- Number of days you will attend the SIGCSE 2020 conference
- Two to three paragraphs explaining what you see as the benefits of attending
In particular, identify questions or concerns you hope to have addressed by the Roundtable,
and describe how you see the event helping to advance your academic career.
Registration for the roundtable is FREE, thanks to the generous support of the SIGCSE Board.
A limited number of grants up to $500 will be available to help cover expenses related to
the roundtable (e.g., travel, hotel, food, SIGCSE registration). Note that graduate students will be given priority when awarding these support grants.
Deadlines and Notification
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Attendance is limited; we encourage those interested to apply early. Anyone interested in applying for a travel scholarship should do so by November 30; scholarship decisions will be made by mid-December.