Thursday, January 14, 2016

Profession Devlopement in Teaching

The Center for Educational Innovation has several opportunities this semester for academic professional development that you might be interested in.  Brief descriptions follow.

GRAD 8101 “Teaching in Higher Education” from Preparing Future Faculty

If you are interested in pursuing an academic position, you should be aware of the Preparing Future Faculty program and consider taking advantage of a spring semester course we’re offering on teaching in higher education. 

GRAD 8101 is designed to help graduate students and post-doctoral fellows become responsive and reflective teachers by exploring the principles and practices of teaching in preparation for an academic career.  Visit our web site to learn more:

For questions, contact

GRAD 5102 and 5105 from the International Teaching Assistant Program

The International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Program offers training and support to nonnative English speakers who teach courses and undertake other instructional responsibilities at the University of Minnesota.  The courses, which are open to all nonnative English speaking students and post-docs, focus on the discipline-specific oral communication skills needed in teaching.  Information about the two courses can be found below:

GRAD 5102: Preparation for University Teaching for Non-native English Speakers

GRAD 5105: Practicum in University Teaching for Non-native English Speakers

For questions, contact Jeff Lindgren at

Teaching Assistant Workshop Series
All TAs and post-docs, both new and experienced, are invited to join us for this workshop series designed for instructors new to teaching.   You'll leave each session with practical tips you can put to use right away.  

  •  January 14 and 26: Active Learning 101
  • February (date TBD): Efficient Grading Strategies
Visit our web site to learn more about the TA Workshop Series and to register: