In this workshop series, graduate students and postdocs are introduced to educational literature, basic elements of course design, and different instructional methods. Participants also have a chance to practice teaching and to evaluate teaching by others. Participants are expected to attend all sessions via zoom and do work on Canvas between sessions.
Those who attend all the sessions have the option to receive a certificate of completion.
This series is offered at least two times per year and has been offered regularly since 2008. 100% of participants who completed the post-workshop survey said they would recommend the series to a peer. Recent participants commented:
"I learned a lot and I'm excited for a chance to put these new skills into practice."
"This was well-taught and I learned a lot of things I will be using in my own teaching. I feel more confident not only in my own teaching but also helping others to be more effective."
"As always, your series and workshops are SUPER helpful!"
"I thought it was a great series and really enjoyed all of the topics! Cindy was a fabulous teacher and model a lot of good things to think about!"
"Great course, excellent instructor. It has already changed the way I teach and proved effective."
"I really like this course for chance to work with different people, people not from my field."
"I was very pleased with the structure and the activities within this course."
"[Cindy] was able to engage all of us in the remote meeting as well as to transmit her motivation and knowledge about teaching and learning. She made these topics very interesting and I think all the class enjoyed every meeting."