soccer goals
"Soccer Field, Kelly Park West" by Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos | CC BY 2.0

Tues., June 13, 2017, by Liz Banset

Your course objectives indicate the focus on the course and what students will learn. Strong learning-centered objectives can help direct the activities you do in class, the assessments you give, and ultimately what your students get out of the class.
flowers in Sunken Gardens
"Sunken Gardens" by Overduebook | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., May 2, 2017

Summer is a great time to relax and take some time to explore the city you live in. Here are some of our best suggestions for activities around town that you could try or places you should visit this summer.
trees reflected on water
"Three Trees" by Michael Eickelmann | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., April 18, 2017

The end of a semester is a great time to look back on your successes and areas for improvement. For TAs, this reflection should also focus on your teaching and any potential changes you want to make the next time you teach.
rural road, extending to the horizon
"Road at Sunset" by Susanne Nilsson | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., April 4, 2017; by Jessica De Silva

Jessica De Silva offers advice on the process of preparing an application for a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Originally published June 14, 2016.
stairs going up
"Walls (and stairs) of Portugal: Lisbon #7" by Franck Michel | CC BY 2.0

Tues., March 21, 2017

First impressions can have a lasting impact. For search committees and employers, your cover letter is their first impression of you. Strong, persuasive cover letters can positively influence that first impression.
bookshelves and binders
"Filed Under "Folders"" by Domiriel | CC BY-NC 2.0)

Tues., March 7, 2017

Effective organization is essential to managing your many responsibilities as a graduate student. Learn how to leverage some of the strategies and resources already available to you to better manage these responsibilities and tasks.
red, blue, and black pens
"tools of the trade 1" by Chris Blakeley | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., February 21, 2017

Grading is a common responsibility for Graduate Teaching Assistants. Effective grading means providing useful information to the students about their performance. Learning to grade fairly and efficiently can help save you time in the long run.
painter's palette
"Minimum World" by Jessica Powell | CC BY 2.0

Tues., February 7, 2017

Most graduate students conduct research or develop creative works as part of their studies. Presenting your work is critical to educating the field and the world about your work. In some fields and for some projects, especially the arts and humanities, it is worth thinking creatively about all the many ways to you can share what you have done.
Wooden signpost along a hiking path
"Signpost along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - Prisma filter" by Randy Durrum | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., January 24, 2017

It's never too early to start preparing for your future career. Whether you are interested in a faculty position, research, or something else, it is important to explore your options. Looking into potential career options in your field can help you prepare for those possibilities before you enter the job market.
Small vegetable garden
"Creative Rooftop" by Melinda Stuart | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., January 10, 2017

A positive classroom culture helps all students to be successful in your classroom. For TAs and instructors, this means considering the classroom power differential and how you interact with students both inside and outside of the classroom.

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