Workshops - Graduate Students

Summer 2018 Graduate Student Workshops

The Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs) offer certificate-bearing workshop series in the Fall, Winter, and Summer sessions. In addition, the TACs offer stand-alone workshops in the Spring and at the TA Orientation in September. Workshop topics include teaching with technology, student-centered learning, promoting inclusive learning environments, and many more. A full list of the summer quarter workshops offered can be found here.

Keep Them Engaged! Active Learning for Student Success

Keeping students engaged has massive benefits. Research has shown that ‘active learning’ increases students’ learning, retention, and performance, and is particularly beneficial for students from underrepresented groups. This interactive workshop focuses on active learning strategies, and participants will practice designing activities they can implement in their classrooms right away. Build your repertoire of teaching skills, and take the guesswork out of getting your students involved in their own learning.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 2:10-4:00pm
Room 1360, The Grove

Introduction to Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses

Online and hybrid courses are becoming widespread throughout higher education. This workshop will introduce participants to the mechanics of online/hybrid courses, and how core evidence based teaching practices can be applied in the context of online/hybrid teaching. Whether you are teaching online in the near future, or are planning to enter the faculty job market soon, this workshop will give you the foundational knowledge needed to approach this new educational medium with confidence.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 2:10-4:00pm
Room 1360, The Grove

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 2:10-4:00pm
Room 1360, The Grove

Developing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for Academic Job Applications

Why do you teach? How do you teach? How do you measure your effectiveness? Most academic job applications require a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (SoTP) as a means to address these questions. Developing an SoTP can help you clarify your goals as an instructor and reflect on how you teach. Whether you are still figuring out what your teaching philosophy is or have a rough draft of a statement you want to revise, this workshop will provide you with some resources to develop a compelling statement that will make you a more competitive job applicant.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 2:10-4:00pm
Room 1360, The Grove

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 2:10-4:00pm
Room 1360, The Grove

The Diversity Statement: Communicating Experiences of Social Justice and Diversity in Higher Education

Employers are increasingly seeking evidence of an applicant’s capacity to understand the benefit of diverse working environments and ability to productively contribute to such an environment. Yet, it is oftentimes difficult to effectively communicate our experiences as diverse individuals in higher education, as well as our roles as instructors in advancing social justice in and out of the classroom. This workshop will help participants develop their job application materials by learning to write an effective diversity statement. Participants will explore their experiences managing diversity in and out of the classroom, as well as the role they can play in advancing social justice throughout their career. By the end of the workshop, participants will have developed an outline for writing a diversity statement.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2:10-4:00pm
Room 1360, The Grove

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 2:10-4:00pm
Room 1360, The Grove