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. To register for sessions, click here. All sessions are held from 12:00-1:30 pm in Coe Library 506.
Wednesday, February 15th - Assessing Learning through Backwards Design
Thursday, March 2nd - Writing a Teaching Philosophy
Thursday, April 20th - Making Sense of Course Evaluations
* Funded by the John P Ellbogen Foundation
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 2017 Class Schedule under "Other Programs" GRAD-Graduate School.
This handbook was developed to facilitate the growth of Graduate Assistants as effective instructors. The handbook contains fundamental teaching strategies and approach 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 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.
The ECTL has a wealth of resources that promote “best-practice” pedagogies in support of the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. Some of these resources are highlighted below. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 766-4814.