Graduate Student Summer Teaching Institute
The Teaching Institute is designed to introduce graduate students to the fundamentals of teaching in the college classroom. The series is directed by Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, but the workshops will be facilitated by advanced graduate student teaching assistants who have completed the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) program. Students who attend the Institute will not need to attend the New TA Orientation in August since the topics are similar and the Institute is more intensive. The Teaching Institute was first offered in June 2011, and will be offered again in summer 2014.
By the end of the Teaching Institute participants will be able to:
- Describe the characteristics of effective learning environments.
- Develop a basic lesson plan.
- Write learning outcome statements.
- Design assessment activities.
- Develop active learning strategies.
Evaluation and Deliverables:
Participants will produce a series of reflections on each workshop activity in the Teaching Institute as well as for each of their demonstration lessons. The reflections will be reviewed by the facilitators.
Participants will create a syllabus outline, a lesson plan, and an assessment strategy that will be readily adaptable to any future courses they teach.
On the last day of the Teaching Institute, participants will complete an exit survey detailing their experiences participating in the Teaching Institute.
Participants will receive credit for the workshop that can be applied toward the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) program if they choose to apply to the program in the future.
Dr. Barbi Honeycutt
Director of Graduate Teaching Programs
The Graduate School
Past Summer Teaching Institutes: