Graduate Student Teaching Support

Graduate Assistants

The Graduate Assistants program is designed to help participants develop as educators and peer mentors through research-based practice and reflective interdisciplinary conversations about pedagogy.  Grad Assistants will how to teach more inclusively through reflective interdisciplinary conversations and help the CTL to share evidence-based strategies for engaging all students with fellow graduate student instructors during the 2021-22 academic year.  

More information, including instructions for how to apply, is available here.

Learning Community on Inclusive STEM Teaching

The CTL and the Office of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA) invite graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to join a Learning Community on inclusive teaching in STEM courses. The Learning Community will have a synchronous and asynchronous component: participants will meet weekly over Zoom on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11 am during October and November to build on their asynchronous participation in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project edX course. Participants will engage in deep reflection and discussions around topics of equity and inclusion in learning environments across a variety of institutional contexts.

Benefits to your participation include: 

  • Flexible learning – edX course materials and activities are self-paced
  • Opportunity to learn new and refine existing skills in inclusive instruction
  • Weekly discussions for in-depth learning, skills development, and community

This Learning Community has been postponed to a future semester.  Please check back for more information!

Graduate Teaching Blog

Welcome to the Graduate Teaching Blog! This blog is a space created for graduate students, by graduate students, for us to share answers to common teaching questions. In these pages, you will find suggestions for innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies presented in the context of our own graduate teaching experiences. We hope these posts enrich your teaching practice!

Graduate Student Workshops

Workshops provide an opportunity for graduate students to develop as teachers and to connect with TFs from across the university.  Registration is required for all workshops, and sign-ups will open approximately two weeks before each workshop.

While these workshops are open to all BU graduate students, you are likely to find the sessions most relevant if you are currently teaching.  We plan to offer workshops regularly, so please check back on our website for more information! 

Developing a Teaching Statement, 12/14 (Tuesday), 9:30-11 am, ET (Zoom)

Hiring committees are increasingly requesting teaching statements as part of the academic job application.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the different components of effective teaching statements, consider a variety of examples, and begin to brainstorm ideas for their statement.  

Registration will open two weeks before the workshop.  Please note that because this session will be interactive, there will be a limited number of spots for participants.  Those who register after the workshop has reached capacity will be added to the waitlist.