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.

Our weekly meetings are on Thursdays from 11:00-11:50 am in The Grove (Surge III). This quarter’s topics include:

April 13th (room 1353): Introductions and planning
April 20th (room 1353): Community Colleges
April 27th (room 1360): Education Support and Administrative Positions
May 4th (room 1353): Teaching and Mentorship in Industry
May 11th (room 1353):  Teaching Support Structures at UC Davis
May 18th (room 1360): Adjunct Faculty and Labor Issues
May 25th (room 1353): Teaching-focused (R2) Universities
June 1st (room 1353): Research-focused (R1) Universities
June 8th (room 1353): End-of-Quarter Luncheon

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

Certificate: You 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.