Graduate Instructor Training

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Graduate School, holds an annual training for Graduate Instructors. This training typically takes place the week before the fall semester begins.

Training for 2017-2018 will be held Monday, August 14, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Gertrude Ford Center Ballroom.

The purpose of this training is to help prepare graduate students for teaching assignments and to complement the discipline specific teacher training that is provided in individual departments. The topics that will be covered are applicable to those who are teaching a class in any discipline and emphasize policies, give practical information, and introduce important campus contacts.

This year, UM Professionals and Professors will share classroom techniques for engaging students as well as tools and resources available to new graduate instructors. There will also be opportunities for networking with other graduate instructors.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Management and Associated Resources: Important information regarding class management as well as specific resources and policies which affect both instructors and students.
  • Instruction and Associated Resources: Strategies and resources devoted to teaching and learning.

For a detailed list of topics, please see agenda.

Please make plans now to attend this valuable training opportunity and register here.  A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided.


Prior years training packets:

2015-2016 Training Packet

2014-2015 Training Packet

2013-2014 Training Packet

2012-2013 Training Packet

2011-2012 Training Agenda