Good Practices

colorful people holding hands
"all together now, scott richard" by torbakhopper | CC BY-ND 2.0

Tues., August 8, 2017

Joining campus groups is not just for undergraduates. Campus groups can help you professionally and help you find those with common interests or who share your cultural background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
water beating against rocky coast
"Dunstanburgh Sunrise" by James Whitesmith | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., December 13, 2016

Relaxation is not just for vacations. Learning how to handle your stress better throughout the year can help you be more productive and handle setbacks better.
Picture of several books on a library  shelf
"Exploring LA-13" by abare13 | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., October 18, 2016

Graduate classes often have lengthy reading assignments. Learning how to read efficiently will save you time and help you be more productive in the future.
open agenda
"96221841" by fish NC | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., August 23, 2016

The start of a new semester is a great time to schedule a meeting with your faculty adviser. Here are some tips to make sure these meetings are as productive as they can be.
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"ODConDisplay07" by FolsomNatural | CC BY 2.0

Tues., August 9, 2016

It is important to make the most of your Graduate School experience. In this interview, Rick Reis shares some of his best advice for successfully navigating graduate school and for preparing for what comes next.
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"clock" by Leo Reynolds | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., July 12, 2016; by Adam Blood

For many in graduate school, time management can be a challenge. One graduate student offers his suggestions to help you manage your time more effectively.

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