It’s a busy first few weeks of the semester, but I hope you can find some time to attend the first professional development speaker series of the term.
Title: First Year Reading Programs: Georgia Tech and Beyond
Description: Georgia Tech has a dynamic and growing First Year Reading (FYR) program, and Brittain Fellows can and should work with the FYR program to enhance their professional presentation in various ways. Nirmal Trivedi, former Brittain Fellow and current head of Georgia Tech’s FYR and GT1000 programs, will be presenting on FYR and professional development on Thursday, September 5th at 11:00 in Hall 102. We invite you to come find out: why do programs like FYR and GT1000 exist? What is their history and future at Tech? What is the larger national conversation about FYR programs, one that we may want to be aware of when searching for academic or administrative positions?
Speaker Bio: Nirmal Trivedi earned his doctorate in English from Boston College where he specialized in American Studies (Nineteenth Century American Literature and Culture). He also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Comparative Literature and French from the University of California, Irvine.
Trivedi came to Georgia Tech as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009, and taught courses in American Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Literary Nonfiction, and Thesis Writing. During his time at Tech, Trivedi has also worked as Assistant Director of the Communications Center (CommLab) where he tutored undergraduate and graduate students on their multimodal projects. He was named to his current position, in which he runs Georgia Tech’s First-Year Seminar: GT1000 and First-Year Common Reading Program, in May 2012.