Seminars and Institutes for Graduate Students

Graduate students can apply for seminar programs to engage in a supportive community of practice through a series of connected modules, workshops, and discussion groups on teaching and learning topics. Graduate students interested in developing new teaching approaches, applications, and skills with hands-on guidance from CTL staff can apply to participate in multi-day immersive institutes.


Visit the CTL Events Calendar to browse and register for all upcoming seminars and institutes for graduate students. You can also browse our full list of Spring 2018 offerings via the links below. Program resources will be added to these pages as the semester progresses—so check back!

Inclusive Teaching Seminar: Join a four-part workshop series that offers an opportunity for graduate student instructors to reflect on their teaching experiences and commit to creating inclusive classroom environments that engage all students.

Evidence-Based Teaching Practices in Science and Engineering Seminar: This series is targeted toward graduate students in STEM teaching for the first time or looking to advance their teaching by engaging with the research on teaching and learning. Participants will apply the principles of backward design to develop student learning objectives, aligned assessments, and active learning activities to better facilitate student learning.

Innovative Teaching Summer Institute: Apply for a four-day series of workshops, discussions, and shared reflections all centered on the use of emerging teaching practices and technologies to support effective teaching. ITSI is an opportunity for graduate student instructors to work with peers from a variety of disciplines, discuss pedagogical priorities, connect with resources and support, and develop themselves as innovative teachers.