Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2023

Venue: IMA Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge CB3 0EH, UK

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, the London Mathematical Society, and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, we are delighted to announce that in September 2023 the two‐day Induction Course for lecturers new to teaching mathematics and statistics within Higher Education will once again take place. The Induction Course is 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 2023 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.


The Induction Course takes place at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge and commences at 0930 on 18 September, and ends at approximately 1600 on 19 September

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