Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2022

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

14 – 15 September 2022

Through a community initiative supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Heads of Departments of Mathematics Sciences (HoDoMS) and endorsed by the Royal Statistical Society and the London Mathematical Society, we are delighted to announce that in September 2022 the two‐day Induction Course for lecturers new to teaching mathematics and statistics within Higher Education will once again take place. Whilst arrangements may still be subject to change due to the ongoing Covid‐19 situation and any future Government guidance, we are currently preparing for the Induction Course to be delivered as an in‐person only activity to maximise the opportunities for informal networking and discussion that have long formed a highly‐valued part of this meeting.

The Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences has been designed by the mathematics community so that it is ideally suited for anyone who is new to or has limited experience teaching mathematics or statistics within UK higher education. It will be delivered by individuals with significant experience of teaching in the mathematical sciences and will focus upon the specific details and issues that arise in mathematics and statistics teaching and learning within higher education including topics such as:

• Lecturing.
• Supporting student learning.
• Making teaching interactive.
• Assessment, examinations and feedback.
• Linking teaching & research.
• Using technology to enhance teaching and learning.
• Using examples and mathematical problem solving.
• Teaching statistics and its applications.

Additionally, there will be significant opportunities for delegates to discuss their own ideas, challenges and experiences with the session facilitators so that individual queries can be answered.

In the past, attendance has been recognised as contributing towards some introductory institutional programmes in learning and teaching for new staff, and for the 2022 Induction Course accreditation will be provided through the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications relative to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education.

 

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