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Graduate Student Programs and Resources

Graduate Student Resources

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.


Graduate Student Teaching and Learning Symposium - The Office of Academic Affairs and the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning sponsor one-day teaching symposiums for all graduate students who have teaching responsibilities at UW for the first-time. Symposium leaders include University of Wyoming faculty and administrators. The symposium occurs the week before the fall semester classes start. The symposium format includes plenary sessions and small-group conversations.

Graduate Assistant Seminar Series -This series of workshops is designed to address a spectrum of teaching topics of interest to graduate students with teaching assignments. Advanced graduate students with significant success in teaching lead many of these workshops. Other session leaders include faculty, staff, and administrators with specific expertise.

Course in College Teaching (GRAD 5910) - GRAD 5910, a three-credit S/U course, provides graduate students with a broad introduction to the teaching profession. Instructors for the course are award-winning University of Wyoming faculty from a variety of disciplines. Students gain knowledge, experience, skills, and technological competencies that contribute to success in the classroom or in work environments. The course is generally taught in the spring semester. Enrollment is capped at 25 students. The course is listed in the registrar’s online catalog in the “Other Programs” category.


In addition to the resources listed in this brochure, 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 all instructional graduate assistants to browse our website for more information about the ECTL and the resources we make available to UW’s instructional community.

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Handbook - This handbook was developed to facilitate your growth as an effective instructor for UW’s students.  In this handbook, you will find fundamental teaching strategies and approaches to engaging students, as well as important legal and ethical responsibilities that you need to be aware of as an instructor.

Teaching Tips and Resources - We provide information on teaching strategies, legal and ethical responsibilities, and career development, as well as technology services, books on teaching and learning, and more to members of the instructional community.

Faculty Development Modules - This online teaching series is designed to further enhance the development and understanding of the principles of pedagogy. If you are looking for ideas to further develop your teaching skills, you will find a myriad of ideas and suggestions here.

The Writing Center - The center offers advice for all kinds of writing, including classroom assignments, theses and dissertations, resumes, articles for publication, conference presentations, and grant proposals.

ECTL Lending Library - Our library contains hundreds of books, as well as selected DVDs, on teaching and learning. A searchable database is available on our website. Visitors are welcome to browse the collection any time during our regular office hours and/or check out materials. Off campus faculty can also request materials be shipped to their location. 


Want more information on the Teaching and Learning Programs and Resources for Graduate Students? Contact one of our staff members below. 

Breanne Winter

GA Program Coordinator



Janel Seeley

Instructional Designer


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