Association for Behavior Analysis International

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47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Panel #126
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: Success in Academia: Developing Teaching and Service Repertoires
Saturday, May 29, 2021
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Area: TBA; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Jonathan A. Schulz, M.A.
Chair: Jonathan A. Schulz (University of Kansas)
LINDA J. PARROTT HAYES (University of Nevada, Reno)
RUTH ANNE REHFELDT (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago)

Success in academia is measured by accomplishments in three domains: research, teaching, and service. Theoretically, doctoral programs are designed to prepare students to succeed in all three domains; however, the prevailing contingencies of the doctoral graduation requirements may not always reflect this goal. Often, the emphasis in student development is on research. Students are typically required to successfully propose and defend a dissertation, present research at conferences, and publish in peer reviewed journals. In contrast, teaching and service requirements may be considered less stringent. Students might only be required to be the instructor of record for one course or be the primary instructor for a few instructional sessions to meet teaching requirements. As for service, requirements are virtually nonexistent. Therefore, students may need to seek additional opportunities to ensure they are prepared to succeed in teaching and service. This professional development series event brings together three leaders in teaching and service to discuss ways in which students can prepare themselves to be master teachers and engage in meaningful service. Panelists will share methods they use to ensure their teaching is effective, discuss service opportunities, provide their perspectives on ways research, teaching, and service can be integrated, and answer audience questions.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Graduate students

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the panel, participants will be able to: (1) describe how to use evidence-based teaching procedures to instruct undergraduate and graduate students; (2) identify service opportunities to engage in that will further the field; and (3) list the personal and professional benefits of developing teaching and service repertoires.
Keyword(s): Professional Development, Service, Teaching



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