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Courses Overview

The GMCTE offers a variety of exciting courses for both graduate students and newer faculty members. Visit individual course pages for more information and registration instructions.

For Graduate Students

Professional Skills

GSR 984: Thinking Critically—Professional Skills for Global Citizens is an innovative graduate course that provides a supportive and challenging setting for students to build multidisciplinary understandings and skills into their professional and personal lives as they candidly explore diverse issues with peers from disciplines across campus.

GSR 974: Graduate Professional Skills Certificate Program - define your own learning goals and reflect on personalized learning experiences with the help of one-on-one coaching, and individual and group reflection. You will complete courses and attend workshops, as well as build your own reflective e-portfolio as you work toward completing this certificate program while enroled in GSR 974. Contact Kim West for more information.

If you have no teaching experience:

GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills is a one-term, 10-week course that introduces graduate students with no prior teaching experience, to basic theories and skills for classroom teaching. This course prepares graduate students for their first teaching assignments.

If you have some teaching experience:

GSR 989: Philosophy and Practice of University Teaching 

GSR 989: Philosophy and Practice of University Teaching is a two-term course for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are currently teaching, have some previous teaching experience, or who have completed GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills.  The goal of this interdisciplinary course is to provide a supportive learning environment where students can continue to apply the principles of university teaching and practice their communication and teaching skills, all while receiving feedback from their instructors and peers.  If you are currently teaching, plan to teach, or simply if you love teaching and want to continue developing your teaching skills, then GSR 989 is the course for you!

If you are a Ph.D. student with teaching experience and you have a CGSR Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship:

GSR 982: Mentored Teaching is for Ph.D. students who have received a Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship from the College of Graduate Studies and Research. This faculty-mentored program prepares graduate students to become classroom instructors (term one) with a teaching practicum in their home department (term two).

For Instructors, Post-docs, and Graduate Students

Transforming Teaching is a one-term course for “newer” faculty members who are interested in exploring, with their peers, the principles, skills, and issues in higher education teaching.

Indigenous Voices Program consists of a series of gatherings and conversation circles for faculty and staff meant to raise awareness of Aboriginal history, culture, and contemporary issues.

Introduction to Teaching Online is a four week, non-credit course will provide instructors with information and ideas for teaching in an online or hybrid environment

Introduction to Learning Technologies provides an introduction to a variety of learning technologies for the purpose of teaching and learning, including learning management systems such as Blackboard, blogs, podcasts, wikis and even Twitter.

Instructional Skills Workshop is a short professional development program offered to support new faculty.