Supporting the Development of Students’ Critical Reading Skills

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Undergraduate students often face an uphill battle as they learn to recognize, read, and join disciplinary conversations. Central to this difficulty is the fact that the challenges and expectations associated with reading in one discipline may be very different than those they face in another. In this workshop, participants will […]

Creating Social Connection Through 2-Stage Exams

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

We usually think of exams as solo endeavors, but two-stage exams add a second group component to the process. In a two-stage exam, students first take an exam by themselves and then retake the same exam together in a group. In this virtual conversation, we will discuss two-stage exams, their […]

Spring 2022 Graduate Student and Postdoc Reading Community

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected […]

Developing Effective Summative Assessments

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Summative assessments are designed to evaluate how much students have learned in a unit or a course. These assessments are often high-stakes, graded, and formal. The vast majority of college classes have summative assessments, but what does it take to make a particularly effective one? In this advanced-level workshop, we […]

Providing Verbal Feedback to Students

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

As an AI, often students feel more comfortable coming to you to talk about their coursework. They may ask you about an assignment, a grade they’ve received, or for feedback on their work in your class or in the lab. How do you provide effective feedback in these contexts? In […]

Providing Verbal Feedback to Students

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

As an AI, often students feel more comfortable coming to you to talk about their coursework. They may ask you about an assignment, a grade they’ve received, or for feedback on their work in your class or in the lab. How do you provide effective feedback in these contexts? In […]

Mindfulness as a Pedagogical Tool

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

To be mindful is to be engaged in the present moment rather than reliving past experiences or worrying about future events.   Being in the present moment enhances one’s focus and creativity, reduces stress, and improves overall well-being.  In this virtual conversation, we will examine the pedagogical role of mindfulness and […]

Spring 2022 Graduate Student and Postdoc Reading Community

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected […]

Spring 2022 Graduate Student and Postdoc Reading Community

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected […]

Collaborative Learning in STEM

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Education research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative learning groups with peers. In this workshop, we will discuss the structure and philosophy behind a number of formal evidence-based, collaborative group structures such as POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning), TBL (Team-Based Learning), and PBL (Problem-Based […]

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

  • Job Market Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

If you are applying for an academic position, it is likely that you will be asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement during the application process. Participants in this Job Market series workshop will learn about why academic search committees request teaching materials such as the teaching philosophy statement and […]

Closing the Semester with Reflective Writing

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Reflective writing has long been seen as a powerful tool for supporting student learning. It can increase metacognition (students’ thinking about their own thinking), and encourage elaboration, a process by which students enhance and clarify information learned in their own way. Additionally, reflective writing can also support students in taking […]

Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Climate

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

While the classroom can offer a space for open, respectful dialogue, it can also feel isolating or even hostile for student learners. What can instructors do to make the classroom a space for positive, fruitful collaboration? What does it take to create a truly inclusive classroom climate? In this workshop, […]

Spring 2022 Graduate Student and Postdoc Reading Community

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected […]

Planning and Organizing a Class Session

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

It’s your first time designing a class session on your own, where do you begin? In this workshop, participants will learn the process for designing an effective class session, including considering the context, setting learning objectives, and making a lesson plan. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how […]

Creating a Teaching Portfolio

  • Job Market Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

For teaching-focused positions, it’s common on the academic job market to be asked for “evidence of teaching effectiveness” or a “teaching portfolio.” In this workshop for graduate students and postdocs, participants will identify key components of a teaching portfolio and discover appropriate structures and organizational strategies for their teaching related […]

Planning and Organizing a Class Session

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

It’s your first time designing a class session on your own, where do you begin? In this workshop, participants will learn the process for designing an effective class session, including considering the context, setting learning objectives, and making a lesson plan. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss how […]

Effective Student Evaluations and Question Personalization

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Instructors have the opportunity to add up to three custom questions to their student course evaluations during the question personalization period. In this session, we'll discuss how to write effective questions, increase student response rates, and generally make the most out of the student course evaluation process. Registration:  

Gratitude Boards with Padlet

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Use fun and colorful Padlet boards to celebrate successes, share shout-outs, and identify milestones in your class. We will practice creating and posting to Padlets that you can adapt for use with your students. Prior registration is required, and participant limits are set at 20 to ensure that all will […]

Inclusive Research Mentoring

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

A research experience is high impact educational practice that can provide many benefits for students: career support, a sense of belonging, and access to resources to graduate programs. For underrepresented and first-generation students, these opportunities greatly enhance student success and positively shape one’s science identity.  This workshop is designed to […]

10th Annual GSPD Recognition Reception

  • Reception
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

The Center for Teaching and Learning cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception to honor graduate students and postdocs who have achieved a level in our Professional Development in Teaching Program, attended the SoTL seminar, completed EPIC, or served on our Graduate Student Advisory […]