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GRAD 540: Graduate Teaching Project


A course to support A&S grad students passionate about teaching and interested in learning more about pedagogy.

Full Description

The goal of this course is to help prepare A&S grad students with teaching skills, knowledge of best classroom practices, and background in course design. The Graduate Teaching Project (GTP) is offered in partnership with the University Teaching & Learning Project and W&M Libraries. It involves four components:

  1. Group Project: The GTP cohort will work on updating and curating the online TA/TF resource hub, “Graduate Teaching Handbook and Resources,” picking up the work of past GTP cohorts.
  2. Workshops & Class Discussions: During the semester students will attend at least two of the lunchtime workshops offered by the Studio for Teaching and Learning, as well as participate in a series of pedagogy conversations within their Grad Teaching Project cohort.
  3. Observation: Students will twice arrange to observe someone else teaching and prepare a brief report on each experience.
  4. Individual Project: Students will prepare, with guidance, a draft of either a) a teaching statement and a sample assignment, or b) a draft of a syllabus for a course. Students will receive guidance and feedback on individual projects.
The GTP will meet on most Thursdays beginning February 6, 2020, 2-3:20 p.m. To be registered email [[sgglos,Sarah Glosson]] by February 4.