Teaching Development

The Office of Graduate Studies is committed to help graduate students become excellent teachers, both for their professional development, and also to support our university’s core educational mission.

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Teaching Development Program

The Teaching Development Program (TDP) helps graduate students teach better, now and in the future, and prepares them for the job search process by helping them focus on and document their teaching development efforts.

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CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is a network of research universities across the U.S. and Canada. The CIRTL mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers.

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Teaching Assistant Orientation

Before the start of the school year, all first-time Teaching Assistants are invited to attend New TA Orientation. In 2021, the event will be held in-person in the City Campus Union on August 17th. We know there are many different types of TA assignments, and this training will help you find success whether your role involves classroom instruction, lab instruction, grading and office hours, or some other work. This event will feature information on expectations for TAs and UNL teaching resources as well as breakout workshops focused on various teaching development skills. Additional programming information and registration will be available closer to the start of the semester.

Canvas modules with teaching strategies and resources will be provided to students who register. Others may contact Lisa Rohde to obtain access to the Canvas modules.

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Institute for International Teaching Assistants

The Institute prepares international graduate teaching assistants from various UNL departments to teach American undergraduates. Participants attend a two-week intensive training program that focuses on instructional strategies, classroom management and active learning, English pronunciation and intonation, and cross-cultural communication.

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