Center for Educational Innovation

Academic Affairs and Provost

Graduate Students and TAs

Preparing Future Faculty

Through its core courses – Teaching in Higher Education followed by a Practicum course – the Preparing Future Faculty program provides a teaching and learning forum in which participants engage with a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural mix of masters students, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral fellows. Participants discuss learning theory and strategies, develop teaching skills, create classroom and job search materials, and work with faculty from a range of institutional types.


International Teaching Assistant Program

The International Teaching Assistant Program provides nonnative English speaking students with an opportunity to sharpen their use of discipline-specific English, master a variety of teaching and presentation strategies, and engage in meaningful analyses of the culture of learning and teaching at the University of Minnesota.


Teaching Assistant Workshop Series

Looking to develop a portfolio of teaching skills?  This series includes workshops for new as well as seasoned TAs.  Topics include Active Learning 101, How to Lead a Discussion, Classroom Management, and Teaching with Technology.  Workshops will be offered during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Stay tuned for specific times, dates, and locations.


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