Course Description 2017

This workshop is intended for graduate students and postdocs in philosophy who aspire to a professional career in academic philosophy. In this year's workshop, participants will reflect on how to teach effectively and to get published in philosophy.

Please let me know if you want to participate, so I can include you in the email list for the workshop.

Important: All participants must register on the CUSO website at https://www.cuso.ch/activity/?p=863&uid=3430. The CUSO will reimburse the train tickets for PhD students at the four CUSO universities (Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, and Fribourg); unfortunately, it cannot cover the lunches this year.

Course Materials

Course materials such as lecture notes, handouts, etc will be made available as they will be used in the workshop.

Links to online material:

Here is a list of useful books (though some of them are dated):

  • Robert L. Peters, Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph.D., Noonday, revised edition 1997.
  • John A. Goldsmith, John Komlos, Penny Schine Gold, The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure, University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Schedule

This is the schedule of topics for the seminar. It is likely subject to adjustment.

Date Time Topic Room
Thursday,
4 May 2017
11:00-12:30 Workshop 1
- Introduction, presentation of course goals
- How to be an effective philosophy teacher
2 rue Jean-Daniel-Colladon, Salle Denis de Rougemont; location on map
12:30-14:15 Lunch (Restaurant universitaire Uni Dufour)
16:15-17:45 Workshop 2
- How to be an effective philosophy teacher, continued
- How to deal with difficult situations in the class room
2 rue Jean-Daniel-Colladon, Salle Denis de Rougemont; location on map
Tuesday,
9 May 2017
14:15-15:45 Workshop 3
- How to get published in philosophy
2 rue Jean-Daniel-Colladon, Salle Denis de Rougemont; location on map
16:15-17:45 Workshop 4
- How to get published in philosophy, continued
2 rue Jean-Daniel-Colladon, Salle Denis de Rougemont; location on map
Thursday,
11 May 2017
11:00-12:30 Workshop 5
- Atelier on how to get published, Part 1
2 rue Jean-Daniel-Colladon, Salle Denis de Rougemont; location on map
12:30-14:15 Lunch (Restaurant universitaire Uni Dufour)
14:15-15:45 Workshop 6
- Atelier on how to get published, Part 2
2 rue Jean-Daniel-Colladon, Salle Denis de Rougemont; location on map