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CAREER PRACTICA DATES FOR SPRING 2010
To Be Announced
About the Practica
The School of Religion's Career and Teaching Practica are each composed of individual practicum. The Career Practica is held in the Fall semester and the Teaching Practica meets in the Spring semester. Our intended audience is one of graduate students from both the School of Religion and the Claremont School of Theology who are interested in obtaining and maintaining faculty positions teaching in their chosen fields of religion and theology. While the Career Practica focus on skills that are needed to obtain such a position, the Teaching Practica focus on skills needed to successfully engage the exciting profession of teaching college students in the fields of religion and theology.
Sessions of the Career Practica are chosen from a spectrum of topics. Among them are Preparation of Curriculum Vitae, Interviewing Skills and Tips, Interview Preparation, Professional Ethics, Getting Your Work Published, Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Faculty Colleague, Faculty Development and Mentoring, Grant-Writing, and Stress Management.
Each Teaching Practica Series engages topics integrally related to teaching in the fields of religion and theology. Among past topics are Syllabi Design, The Art of Teaching Religion and Theology, Assessing Students' Coursework, The Use of Technology in the Classroom, and Advice from Veterans on the Front Lines.
Attendance at the Career and Teaching Practica is voluntary, and the Practica are open to all CGU School of Religion graduate students and doctoral students from the Claremont School of Theology who are interested in an academic career of teaching students in the fields of Religion and Theology. We welcome graduate students at all stages of their academic programs, those actively participating in an academic job search as well as those who are contemplating one. Our career Development program is flexible and responsive to students' suggestions and requests and continually modifies and adds sessions based on student feedback.
At CGU's School of Religion, in addition to our own outstanding faculty and alumni, we enjoy a close collegial relationship with the faculty of the Claremont School of Theology. Moreover, many faculty members of the undergraduate Claremont Colleges are good friends of the School of Religion. Consequently, our speakers are established scholars in their fields as well as much-respected faculty members, and our roster of past speakers includes the Dean of the School of Religion, the Dean of the Claremont School of Theology, and both the Vice-Provost and the Associate Provost of Claremont Graduate University. There are no limitations on the number of times a student may attend the Career and Teaching Practica or individual sessions.
Catherine Tinsley Tuell
Director of Academic Placement Services
School of Religion