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.Information pertaining to the 2018-2019 training will be posted soon.

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.

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 from the 2017-2018 training, see Fall 2017 agenda.