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Graduate Student Programs and Resources

*Funded by the John P Ellbogen Foundation.

The ECTL recognizes that graduate students play an important part in the UW teaching and learning community. We encourage students to utilize our programs and resources to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as instructors.

Teaching and Learning Seminar Series- Spring 2018*

These workshops are designed to address a spectrum of teaching topics relevant to graduate students with teaching assignments. Session leaders include faculty, advanced graduate assistants, staff, and administrators with specific expertise. All graduate students are encouraged to attend. All sessions are held from 12:00-1:30 pm in Coe Library 506 and a catered lunch is provided. Click here to register.

Tuesday, February 6 - Small Teaching
Come learn quick and easy ideas for engaging students that can be immediately implemented in your courses. In this workshop we will share some of the research-based methods for teaching and learning across disciplines that Lang (2016) shares in his book "Small Teaching."

Wednesday, March 7 - Creating Rubrics for Assessment
Rubrics are an excellent tool for assessing student papers, presentations, and other projects in a systematic way. The challenge is to make them easy to follow and not too detailed, while at the same time not so simple that they don't effectively measure the intended outcomes. This workshop will expose you to a variety of examples and tools for creating effective rubrics and will provide time to practice and share your ideas with others.

Monday, April 9 - Creating and Providing Feedback on Student Writing Assignments
Written projects can provide deeper student engagement and a more thorough assessment of student learning. This workshop will provide insights into creating writing assignments and providing feedback on student work.



Graduate Assistant Learning Community Book Club*

This community of graduate assistants will discuss chapters from First Day to Final Grade: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Teaching (Curzan, Damour). Applicants selected for the book club will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Meeting times during the fall semester will be determined by the group.

Applications must be received by Friday, September 15th and space is limited.

First Day to Final Grade Book

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Course in College Teaching (GRAD 5910)

This three-credit S/U course is offered in the spring semester and is for graduate students who want to broaden their skills and knowledge in the area of teaching in higher education. This course provides opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in order to design learning materials in one's discipline; create a rich, interactive, and productive classroom; successfully assess student learning; develop an effective personal teaching philosophy; and reflect on teaching and learning experiences. The course is listed in the Registrar's Spring 2018 Class Schedule under "Other Programs" GRAD-Graduate School.


Graduate Teaching Assistant Handbook

This handbook was developed to facilitate the growth of Graduate Assistants as effective instructors. The handbook contains fundamental teaching strategies and approaches to engage students, as well as important legal and ethical responsibilities that all instructors need to know about. To access the handbook, go here. This handbook is updated each academic year.

Graduate Student Network (GSN)

This Recognized Student Organization (RSO) is mainly focused on improving the professional and social aspects of being a graduate student. GSN activities include research-specific seminars and speakers, focus-group discussions, conference presentation feedback, and social hours. For more information, go to the Graduate Student Network at UW Facebook page.

Additional Resources

The ECTL has a wealth of resources that promote “best-practice” pedagogies in support of the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. We encourage graduate assistants to browse our website for more information about the ECTL and the resources we make available to UW’s teaching community.

 

For additional information, please contact Janel Seeley at: jseeley1@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-4814. 


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