Developing Your Core Competency in:
Teaching and Mentoring
Teaching and mentoring are important skills to acquire and hone as they are essential to success both within academia and beyond. GradPathways partners with the Center for Educational Effectiveness to provide teacher training.
GradPathways offers engaging mentoring workshops for both mentees who would like to get the most out of mentorship and those who wish to learn how to mentor.
Workshops and Events
Fall 2019 Teaching Training Workshops and Events
Campus-Side Career Chats: Teaching Careers at a Community College 9/19 Please Register TA Orientation 9/23-24 Please Register
*** registration not required
Fall 2019 Mentoring Workshops and Events
"Mentee me": The Role of Mentee in Mentorship 10/10 Please Register Mentoring 101: Introduction to Mentoring 10/17 Please Register 10/22 Please Register Mentoring 101: Selection and Alignment 10/24 Please Register Mentoring 101: Cultivation and Closure 10/31 Please Register 11/5 Please Register Mentoring 101: Experienced Mentor Panel 11/7 Please Register Mentoring 101: Communicating Your Mentoring Philosophy 11/14 Please Register
Courses and Programs
To develop and gain a deeper understanding, consider signing up for courses, seminars, and programs offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
TA Well Being-Program 2019-2020 N/A Seminar on College Teaching Varies 2 Teach First-Year Seminars - Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars may team-teach First-Year Seminars if they partner with a faculty member. Quarterly N/A
One-on-One mentoring or specialized programming to meet your individual needs is available. Consider the following offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
Gain a better understanding of your teaching skills, your time management skills, your students' involvement in your course.
The mid-quarter interview (MQI) is a method of getting anonymous feedback from your students midway through the quarter.
A videotape of your teaching is an incredibly valuable tool to help you become a clearer, more effective communicator.
Stop by with your questions or talk about teaching with an experienced peer consultant. Office hours will be on Wednesdays in October and November from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm in Room 193 Shields Library. Directions: From the main entrance to Shields, make a left after the information desk to enter the group study area (room 193). When you enter room 193, we are on your immediate left in the corner closest to the windows.
Writing your statement of teaching philosophy is a crucial step toward preparing to go on the academic job market.
Community Building and Activities
Join a community or program to develop your teaching and mentorship skills:
Are you interested in learning more about evidence-based research on teaching and learning? Do you want to improve your teaching and develop strategies that lead to better learning outcomes? Do you want to build a competitive CV? Do you want to collaborate with an interdisciplinary graduate student group? If you answered YES to any of these questions, join the Graduate Teaching Community today! Weekly Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (snacks provided) First Meeting: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Location: The Grove (formerly Surge III) Room TBA – please check website