Mini-courses in College Teaching

Course in College Teaching

The Course in College Teaching is an eight-session seminar intended to prepare post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to teach college courses and to help them develop as instructors. The course will provide a structured series of workshops and discussions to help PhD students or post-doctoral fellows with little or no teaching experience. (Note: except in fields like design where a masters is a terminal degree, the Course in College Teaching is not appropriate for masters students.) Each session will use practical, hands-on activities to help students reflect on their own teaching goals and style. Students who complete the course will consider concrete ways of organizing, preparing for and teaching a course. Students will also create a portfolio of teaching materials – from sample assignments to in-class activities to syllabi – that they can use on the job market and to prepare them for their future as teachers.

CTL will offer two sections in the Spring of 2014.

For more information contact Cathy Turner.

Here is a sample syllabus that shows generally what the course will cover: Syllabus for Spring 2013