CAFÉ Events


Educator Track Career Development Sessions
Roundtable and panel sessions with CAFÉ members, followed by Q&A
*From January 2022, regular sessions will be held on Tuesdays, 3pm.


TBA

Educator Track Career Development Session

Led by Dr. Park Mihi (Centre for Language Studies)


CAFÉ Sharing Sessions
Brief presentations, followed by Q&A
*From January 2022, regular sessions will be held on Tuesdays, 3pm.


31 March 2022, start time 5.53pm

What does it mean to be a reflective educator?

View the recording here!


Past Sessions


24 May 2022, 3-4pm
Examining the ‘Robert and Susan’ problem – “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”
Led by Dr. Ng Yee Hong (Chemistry)

10 May 2022, 3-4pm
Career Advancement as a Community of Educators
Speakers: Dr. Kamalini Ramdas (Geography), Dr. Shobha Avadhani (Communications and New Media) and Dr. Adelyn Lim (Sociology)
Chaired by A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
Recording (Passcode: 33#QZ9gx)

26 April 2022, 3-4pm
Why Teach?
Led by Dr. Rebekah Wanic (Psychology)
Slides

12 April 2022, 3-4pm
Tips for increasing engagement and learning outcomes without increasing workload
Led by Dr. Bridget McConnell (Psychology)
Recording

29 March 2022, 3-4pm
Do online University classes herald a better way forward? A response
Led by A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
Recording

15 March 2022, 3-4pm
Cultivating Collegiality: Reflections from FASS Inspiring Mentors
Led by CAFÉ
There are no recordings for this session.

15 February 2022, 4-5pm
A proposal for a better use of student feedback
Led by Dr. Nina Powell (Psychology)
Recording

18 January 2022, 4-5pm
Reflections on the first three years of a new module
Led by A/P Stuart Derbyshire (Psychology)
Recording

22 November 2021, 4-5pm
Reflections from the past semester, check-in and prep for next semester, and plans for the short break
Led by CAFÉ
There are no recordings for this session.

8 November 2021, 4-5pm
Challenges of teaching in the Woke Climate
Led by A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
There are no recordings for this session.

25 October 2021, 4-5pm
Challenges and strategies for teaching huge integrated modules
Led by Dr. Nina Powell (Psychology)
Recording

11 October 2021, 4-5pm
Educator Track Promotion
Led by CAFÉ
There are no recordings for this session.

13 September 2021, 4-5pm
Getting Started with Pedagogical Research
Led by CAFÉ
Recording (Passcode: 33#QZ9gx)

30 August 2021, 4-5pm
Check-in With Online Learning
Led by CAFÉ
Recording

16 August 2021, 4-5pm
Welcome Tea for New Educator Track Faculty
Led by CAFÉ
There are no recordings for this session.

2 August 2021, 2-3pm
Education beyond NUS: Collaborations with the Ministry of Education
Speakers:
Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography): Curriculum Review and Syllabus Development
Dr Zhang Yang (Economics): Mentoring students via H3 HSSR
Dr Donna Brunero (History): Teacher Training Workshops

Chaired by Dr Priya Jaradi (History)
Recording

28 July 2021, 2-4pm
Lecturer to Senior Lecturer Workshop
Led by Dr Park Mihi (Centre for Language Studies)
There are no recordings for this session.

12 July 2021, 2-3pm
How to Effectively Engage Students through Blended Learning
Led by Mr Jonathan Sim (Philosophy)
Chaired by Dr Park Mihi (Centre for Language Studies)
Recording

5 July 2021, 2-3pm
Bringing the Classroom to the Real World: Field Trips to Marginalized Neighborhoods
Led by Dr Timothy Wong and Dr Ong Ee Cheng (Economics)
Chaired by A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
Recording

28 June 2021, 2-3pm
Podcasting as a Teaching and Learning Tool
Led by A/P Chris McMorran (Japanese Studies)
Chaired by Dr Priya Jaradi (History)
Recording | Podcast Assignment and Other Materials

21 June 2021, 2-3pm
Find-the-error Quiz: Pros and Cons
Led by Dr Camilo Libedinsky (Psychology)
Chaired by Dr Nina Powell (Psychology)
Recording

15 June 2021, 2-3pm
Multidisciplinary module design and teaching
Invited Speaker: Dr Grace Dixon, Senior Lecturer, SUTD
Chaired by A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
Recording

9 June 2021, 3-4pm 
Research for FASS Educator Track (ET) Faculty: Strategies and Funding Opportunities
Facilitated by Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography)
Slides and recording

7 June 2021, 2-3pm
Don’t despair! How to effectively utilise and address student feedback
Led by Dr Nina Powell (Psychology)
Chaired by Dr Donna Brunero (History)
Recording

11 May 2021, 3-4pm
Students’ expectations of workload in a module
Led by Dr Park Mihi (Centre for Language Studies)
Chaired by Dr Nina Powell (Psychology)
Recording

27 April 2021, 3-4pm
Check-in session: What do educators do over the long break? CAFÉ summer plans and reading list
Led by CAFÉ members

13 April 2021, 3-4pm
Pedagogies of Partnership: Insights from the Art History Minor
Led by Dr Priya M. Jaradi (Convenor of the Art History Minor, Department of History)

Chaired by Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography)
Recording

30 March 2021, 3-4pm
Teaching Awards at NUS: Worth the Investment?
Led by A/P Chris McMorran (Japanese Studies)
Chaired by Dr Nina Powell (Psychology)
Recording (Passcode q0&E8C?I)
| Slides

23 March 2021, 3-4pm
Peer Reviewer 101
Led by A/P Stuart Derbyshire (Psychology)
Chaired by A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
Recording

9 March 2021, 3-4pm
Mid-Semester Feedback: Reflections from this Semester’s Feedback Capture
CAFÉ team
Recording

2 March 2021, 3-4pm
Reflections on Online Assessment & Learning
Dr Zhang Yang (Economics)
Recording (Passcode NUScafe1@)

23 February 2021, 1-2pm
In Search of a Framework for Interdisciplinarity: Critical Conversations on Education and Community Engagement.
Dr Donna Brunero (History)
Dr Zeehan Jaafar (Biological Sciences)
Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography)
Dr Chammika Udalagama (Physics)

9 February 2021, 3-4pm
What does it mean to be a “reflective educator”, and how do we evidence our reflectiveness?
Dr Nina Powell (Psychology)

26 January 2021, 3-4pm
CAFÉ Planning & Check-in for 2021
Coordinated by the CAFÉ team. There are no recordings for this session.

21 January 2021, 1-2pm
Informal Sharing on Educator Track Promotion 
Professor Wong Lim Soon (UPEC Chair)
Recording

19 January 2021, 3-4pm
Welcome Tea for new Educator Track colleagues
Coordinated by the CAFÉ team. There are no recordings for this session.

16 December 2020, 2-3pm
Can Students Learn Better During a Pandemic?
COVID-19, Flipped Classroom, and Student Performance
Dr Ong Ee Cheng (Economics)

9 December 2020, 2-3pm
Educator Self-Care: The Stress of Teaching in COVID-19 Conditions
A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
Recording (Passcode N@mk18SC)

2 December 2020, 2-3pm
Career Development and the Student Feedback Exercise
Dr Nina Powell (Psychology) | Recording

25 November 2020, 2-3pm
Changes in How We Grade: Data from 2007/8 to 2017/18
A/P Stuart Derbyshire (Psychology) | Recording & Voiceover

18 November 2020, 2pm
Insights into Genres of the Teaching Dossier:
Teaching Philosophies, Scholarly Reflections and Reflective Impact Statements

Dr Namala Lakshmi Tilakaratna (Centre for English Language Communication) | Recording & Slides

21 October 2020, 2-3pm
Peer Review 101 (online edition)
Dr Matt Lepori (Political Science), Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography),
A/P Chris McMorran (Japanese Studies) | Recording & Slides

23 September 2020, 2-3pm
Mid-Semester Catch-up: Sharing E-Learning Insights
Dr Mihi Park (Centre for Language Studies)
Dr Nina Powell (Psychology)
A/P Robin Loon (English Language and Literature)
There are no recordings for this session.

25 August 2020, 12-1.30pm
Educator Track Hiring Process & Feedback Open Forum
Coordinated by Professor Robbie B. H. Goh (Faculty Dean) & the CAFÉ team.
There are no recordings for this session.

19 August 2020, 2-4pm
Welcome Tea for new Educator Track colleagues
Coordinated by the CAFÉ team. There are no recordings for this session.

5 August 2020, 2-3pm
Student Feedback on E-Learning Initiatives from AY19/20 Special Term
Q&A on Plans for AY20/21 Semester 1
Dr Nina Powell (Psychology) | Recording | Slides

29 July 2020, 2-3pm
Lessons Learnt Teaching a Large Exposure Module
A/P Loy Hui Chieh (Faculty Vice-Dean) | Recording | Slides

22 July 2020, 2-3pm
Peer Learning Online
A/P Chris McMorran (Japanese Studies) | Recording | Slides 

15 July 2020, 2-4pm
Lecturer-to-Senior Lecturer Promotion Workshop
Coordinated by
Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography) and Dr Mihi Park (Centre for Language Studies).
There are no recordings for this session.

8 July 2020, 2-3pm
Continuous (Online) Assessment Options
A/P Stuart Derbyshire (Psychology) | Recording

1 July 2020, 2-3pm
Active Classrooms, Large Modules, & E-assessments
Dr Nina Powell (Psychology) | Recording

24 June 2020, 2-3pm
‘Lower Tech’ Online Strategies
Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography)  | Recording | Slides

15 June 2020, 2-3pm
MAP-ping Progress on Educator Track: Career Development & Annual Review
CAFÉ team:

A/P Chris McMorran (Japanese Studies)Slides
Dr Kamalini Ramdas (Geography) | Slides
Dr Nina Powell (Psychology) | Slides

10 June 2020, 2-3pm
Final Exams with ExamSoft, Proctored with Zoom
Dr Zhang Yang (Economics) | Recording & Slides

3 June 2020, 2-3pm
How Do You Flip An Online Course?
Dr Mihi Park (Centre for Language Studies) | RecordingSlides

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