Teaching Assistant and Postdoc Professional Development Program

The Teaching Assistant and Postdoc Professional Development Program (TAPD) offers graduate students and postdocs formal recognition for investing in teaching-related professional development. After attending six live or recorded webinars and completing a capstone activity, you'll receive a formal letter of recognition from the Center for Educational Innovation and the option of accepting a digital badge.


Requirements

Webinars

Attend a total of six webinars (live or recorded) from this list of sessions or the CEI event calendar. Track your attendance and learning using this Tracking Log document. (Tip: make a copy of the Google document). Must include one from each of the following categories: Learning & Learners, Course Design, Delivery Strategies, and Assignments and Assessments. Choose two additional webinars in any of the four categories as "electives."

Capstone Activity - Written Reflection

After you have attended the six webinars or workshops, send the following items to Janelle Nivens:

  1. Your completed Tracking Log
  2. Essay (no more than 2 pages) using these writing guidelines
Recognition

 Letter of Recognition

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a signed letter of recognition from the Center for Educational Innovation.

Digital Badge 

Badge indicating it is from Center for Educational Innovation for the TAPD Program Badge

In addition to the letter of recognition, you have the option of accepting the TAPD badge which is part of the Graduate School’s Digital Badging initiative. Instructions on how to accept the badge will be sent in an email with the letter of recognition.

Registration