Preparing Future Faculty Workshops

Whether you are developing your teaching skills or starting your academic job search, as graduate students and postdocs you will find a variety of workshops aimed at helping you prepare for teaching in higher education. 

Teaching Workshops for Future Faculty and TA Development

The fall teaching workshop series includes four workshops delivered over two days, with the first two workshops in October and the last two workshops occurring in November. We welcome you to attend one or all of the sessions as your schedule allows. 

These workshops are aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are teaching assistants and/or preparing for careers as faculty in higher education. While this workshop series contributes to the foundation-level learning outcomes for the Teach to Teaching certificate and the associate level CIRTL certificate, all are welcome regardless of membership in these certificate programs.

Upcoming workshops:

Student Motivation for Learning (Tech to Teaching F2.1) | Friday, Feb. 15 | 9:00-10:30am | Piedmont Room, Student Center
Every instructor understands that student motivation is a very real force that affects student learning. Do instructors have any influence over student motivation? This workshop will introduce participants to motivational theories that can help us understand student motivation in the classroom.

Diversity in the Classroom (Tech to Teaching F2.2) | Friday, Feb. 15 | 10:30-noon | Piedmont Room, Student Center
Our classrooms are comprised of students with a wide variety of backgrounds and identities that affect their learning. Workshop participants will investigate how student diversity affects learning and will come away with specific techniques to enhance inclusive teaching.

Evidence-Based Teaching (Tech to Teaching F3.1) | Friday, March 8 | 9:00-10:30am | Room 301, Student Center
“Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand.” Is there any scientific support for this proverb? And, if so, how can we use these principles in the classroom? You’ll leave this workshop armed with a toolbox of evidence-based teaching techniques and the knowledge of how to use them to support student learning.

Classroom Assessment Techniques (Tech to Teaching F3.2) | Friday, March 8 | 10:30-noon | Room 301, Student Center
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) provide instructors with formative feedback about student learning. Participants will discuss the benefits of using CATs and will leave the workshop equipped with a variety of tools to measure the effectiveness of your next lesson.

Recent academic career workshops:

Fall Academic Job Search 101 | Friday, Sept 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Peachtree Room
Crafting your CV/Cover Letter | Friday, Sept 14 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Peachtree Room
Crafting your Research Statement | Friday, Sept 21 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Piedmont Room
Crafting your Teaching Statement | Friday, Sept 28 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Student Center Room 321
Academic Job Search 102 | Friday, November 9 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Student Center, Piedmont Room
Academic Job Search 102 | Friday, January 18 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Student Center, Piedmont Room

Workshops offered through the CIRTL Network

Thanks to Georgia Tech's membership in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), the following online resources are available free of charge to students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Georgia Tech.



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