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  Session: Teachers in Residence
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: TIRs Working Outside the Box
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 1:30PM
  Author: Alma Robinson, Virginia Tech
7038635914, almaphotos@hotmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Virginia Tech's PhysTEC program has just completed its third and final year of PhysTEC funding and the outlook for sustaining our PhysTEC program is promising. We have started a Learning Assistant program, developed a Physics Teaching and Learning course, expanded our outreach program, created stronger ties to the School of Education, and reformed some of our introductory physics courses to be more student-centered. In addition to discussing the role and responsibilities of the Teacher in Residence within these programs, this talk will also focus on the unique situation given to our TIR as an instructor in the Physics Department, a member of the undergraduate committee, and the adviser of our SPS. Through these avenues, the TIR is able to seamlessly incorporate the goals of PhysTEC throughout the physics department and increase awareness of PhysTEC programs to both students and faculty.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Robinson-TIRs Working Outside the Box.pdf

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