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Events With Jim Lang

Jim LangJames M. Lang, the author of several popular books on teaching including Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It and Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, is spending one week per month at Notre Dame through September 2024.

Lang’s appointment as a visiting professor of the practice is through the Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence, a component of Notre Dame Learning, which serves as the hub of learning excellence and innovation at the University.

During his time on campus, Notre Dame Learning will offer regular opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and others to interact with him and learn from his decades of experience researching student learning.

Below is a listing of events that have already been scheduled. Check this page regularly, as it will be updated throughout the year.

Faculty Seminar – Writing Like A Teacher: Expanding the Audiences for Your Academic Research

Spring 2024
Seminar Meets One Thursday Per Month From 4:00–6:30 p.m. (Light Dinner Included)
Application Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2023
View the Application

Translating the good teaching practices that support learning in the classroom to the writing strategies that engage readers and help them learn from academic research, Lang will work with Notre Dame faculty interested in reaching audiences beyond their disciplinary peers. By the end of the semester, participants should have achieved something new in their writing: producing a book proposal, making progress on a current manuscript, or developing new writing in short-form formats such as op-ed essays or Substack newsletters.

To ensure participants receive plentiful feedback on their work, enrollment will be limited. Please see the application for more details. Applications are due by Monday, December 11, 2023.

The full schedule of the seminar is as follows:

January 11: Writing Like a Teacher: Writing Project Design
February 15: Cultivating and Supporting A Reader’s Attention
March 7: Writing and Revision
April 11: Queries and Proposals, Editors and Publishers
May 3: Building a Community of Readers

Past Events

Conversations Around Big Questions: Assessment in the Age of AI

Friday, November 10
9:00–10:30 a.m.
Meeting Rm 2 South W210, Duncan Student Center
Open to Notre Dame Faculty and Graduate Students
Learn More and Register

Re-Framing Final Assignments for This Semester and Beyond

Tuesday, October 31
1:00–2:00 p.m.
On Zoom
Free and Open to the Public
Learn More and Register