Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 5A, ACC
Upgrading Graduate Student Teaching Positions
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession. Presiding: Alexandra Valint, Univ. of Southern Mississippi
Speakers: Katie B. Angus, Univ. of Southern Mississippi; Anna Castillo, Stanford Univ.; Sophie Christman-Lavin, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York; Melissa Dennihy, Queensborough Community Coll., City Univ. of New York; Maureen Fitzsimmons, Univ. of California, Irvine; Sarah Kremen-Hicks, Univ. of Washington, Seattle; Jens Lloyd, Univ. of California, Irvine
Although graduate students are often interested in teaching courses at a range of levels during their graduate training, those opportunities are not always available to them. Panelists consider how graduate students can make the most of the teaching opportunities they frequently receive. How can these common (often devalued) teaching opportunities be valuable pedagogical positions?