Communities - Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Communities - Graduate Students

Learning communities promote engaged conversations about student learning and instructional success while allowing participants to exchange ideas and explore strategies in an open and supportive environment.

Graduate Teaching Community (GTC)

Graduate Teaching Community is an interdisciplinary collaborative group where graduate students and postdocs explore teaching practices. Together with peers, you tackle relevant teaching and learning issues in a supportive environment, freely discussing your ideas about teaching and developing your own personal teaching style.

Fall 2017 GTC meetings will be held on Thursdays from 11-11:50 am in Grove 1352. Meetings will begin on Thursday, October 12. GTC facilitators for the Fall 2017 GTC are Gabe LaHue and Michelle Rossi.

Fall 2017 GTC topics:

Oct. 12                 Introductions and Logistics

Oct. 19                 First-Generation Students

Oct. 26                 Transfer Students

Nov. 2                  Techniques for Re-engaging Students

Nov. 9                  Multilingual and International Students

Nov. 16                Active Learning Strategies for All Students

Nov. 23                Thanksgiving – no meeting

Nov. 30                Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) Teaching Resources

Dec. 7                   End-of-quarter Luncheon



You can find session recaps, contact information, and more on the program at GTC Blog.

To receive the GTC Certificate, participants must fulfill the following requirements: 

  1. Declare intent to obtain the certificate by second session
  2. Attend a specified number of sessions (varies by quarter)
  3. Work with a group to facilitate one of the sessions
  4. Post notes/information from the session to GTC Blog
Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs)

Teaching Assistant Consultants provide consultation and workshops to campus Teaching Assistants (TAs), Associate Instructors (AIs) and postdocs to support instruction and promote student learning at UC Davis.