Professional Development for Grad Students

A collection of professional development opportunities and events for Graduate Students, including the Instructional Skills Workshop, the Graduate Certificate Program, Mentoring and Facilitation Workshops, as well as the Graduate Institute which takes place annually during February.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop: July 2-12, 2020 (ONLINE)


Event Date & Time

  • July 2, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • July 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July 5, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • July 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • July 12, 2020
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Description

The in-person Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on June 27, 28 & July 4, 2020 has been cancelled and will instead move online to Canvas and Zoom. Those who had previously signed up for the in-person ISW waitlist are not required to sign up for the online ISW waitlist again as your names are already (more…)

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – July 15, 20, 22 & 24, 2020 (ONLINE)


Event Date & Time

  • July 15, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • July 20, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 22, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • July 22, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • July 24, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The in-person Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on July 6, 8 & 10, 2020 has been cancelled and will instead move online to Canvas and Zoom. Those who had previously signed up for the in-person ISW waitlist are not required to sign up for the online ISW waitlist again as your names are already in (more…)

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – August 9, 15 & 16, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • August 9, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 15, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 16, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

***Click “Register Now” to sign up for the WAITLIST only (being on the waitlist doesn’t guarantee a spot). IF you are chosen to participate, you will be contacted directly by our office by email (between after signing up and by registration closing date)*** Registration for the WAITLIST of this ISW opens on Monday June 22 at 9am PST (more…)

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – August 22, 23 & 29, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • August 22, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 23, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • August 29, 2020
    8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

***Click “Register Now” to sign up for the WAITLIST only (being on the waitlist doesn’t guarantee a spot). IF you are chosen to participate, you will be contacted directly by our office by email (between after signing up and by registration closing date)*** Registration for the WAITLIST of this ISW opens on Monday July 6 at 9am PST (more…)

Workshop Facilitation Workshop (for TA Coordinators & Senior TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • August 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

This Facilitation Basics workshop is meant for TA Training Coordinators or senior TAs who will be delivering facilitated sessions focused on teaching enhancement for TAs. The workshop is also open to all graduate students who are interested in getting involved in TA Training in their departments. During this workshop, you will focus on developing key (more…)

Developing Your Skills as a Peer Reviewer of Teaching: Introductory Workshop (For Grad Students)


Event Date & Time

  • September 10, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

The formative peer review of teaching is a process designed to provide feedback to instructors about their teaching. It is an opportunity for all involved to engage in collegial conversations about teaching and student learning. Please join us for this experiential  workshop suitable for reviewers (mentors) and reviewees (mentees) in the peer review of teaching.  The (more…)

Mentoring (for Senior TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • September 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event Description

This workshop is meant for senior TAs who will be serving, formally or informally, as mentors for other TAs in their department. During the workshop, you will focus on developing specific mentoring skills. The early part of the day will focus on setting up the mentoring relationship, and the latter part of the day will (more…)