Teaching Professional Development

class looking at a projection screenThe Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to providing support to graduate students as they prepare for future careers in teaching. The CTL sponsors a range of services and enrichment activities.

For more information about these initiatives or to suggest services, please contact us at gradteach@uga.edu.

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Have your participation in CTL events and services tracked and recognized! This program provides you with both documentation of your teaching development experiences at the CTL and the opportunity to reflect on those experiences.

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The CTL offers Mid-Semester Formative Evaluations (MSFE) to those who teach courses at the University of Georgia. The purpose of a MSFE is to provide structured feedback to instructors from their students regarding the functioning of the class and the quality of student learning at the mid-point of the semester. These evaluations are highly recommended to help maintain a trajectory of growth throughout your teaching career at UGA.

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Designing a new course or making an old course your own? CTL staff are available to consult with graduate students on course and activity (re)design.

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Classroom observations provide direct evidence of one’s teaching effectiveness within the context of a single class period and provide additional information for instructors, beyond student evaluations, as they consider ways to improve their courses. Observations conducted by CTL staff are personalized and confidential.

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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the systematic study of teaching and learning; it involves identifying a problem, asking a question, gathering evidence, drawing conclusions based on that evidence, and making those findings public for the benefit of others. It employs the strict rigor and diligence that is applied to disciplinary research.

The CTL supports both faculty and graduate students in conducting SoTL research.

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The UGA Graduate School offers additional resources and programming to support graduate teaching assistants, including the Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching and CIRTL certificate and online courses and seminars.

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