Professional Development Session for New and Aspiring Educators
An online event in conjunction with SIGCSE 2022
Wednesday, March 2, 2022: 9:00 - 5:00
Location: On Zoom
A successful career as an educator involves more than a deep understanding of a research area. Even so, many new CS educators experience relatively little training as educators – and face more questions than answers, e.g., How do I find a career path and institution that are right for me? What strategies can I use during the job search and interviewing process to achieve my goals? What tips could help me organize a course, scaffold engaging experiences, and build lasting relationships with students? What practical steps can I take to support equity, diversity, and inclusion in my work?
The Professional Development Session for New and Aspiring Educators is a pre-symposium event at SIGCSE 2022
that, through presentations, discussions, and small-group community building, will tackle these questions. The session
is designed to assist aspiring and early-career educators in exploring the non-research facets of an academic career. It
will run on March 2, 2022 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA from 9am to 5pm, and is open to postdocs and graduate
students in any year who are considering careers in academia, as well as pre-tenure faculty members and new
teaching-track faculty seeking guidance and/or networking support. This session is one of several career-focused, SIGCSE-affiliated events at the 2022 Technical Symposium that have served more than 200 educators over the past decade.
We thank the SIGCSE Board for its generous support of the 2022 session, which is free for all participants. Some travel support is available, with preference given to graduate students. Seats are limited, so interested graduate students, postdocs, and pre-tenure faculty are encouraged to apply early.
Applying for the Session
Applications will be accepted
beginning October 15th, 2021.
Registration for the Session is FREE, thanks to the generous support of
the SIGCSE Board.
Participants must register for the SIGCSE Technical Symposium.
A limited number of grants are available to help cover expenses
(e.g., travel, hotel, food, SIGCSE registration) for those participants who
will be attending SIGCSE in person.
Preference will be given to graduate students.
Participants must commit to attending the complete schedule
on March 2nd, from 9am-5pm, and are strongly encouraged to attend
all of the SIGCSE 2022 conference.
Attendance is limited; we encourage you to apply early.
To be considered for a travel grant, submit your application
by Friday, December 10th.
Applications will be continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis after that,
but travel grants may have been disbursed.