Graduate Students and TAs
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.
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.