Graduate Student Teaching Orientation

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Graduate Student Teaching Orientation, sponsored by KSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), introduces graduate students to effective, evidence-based teaching and learning practices and principles online or on-ground. The orientation focuses on meaningful strategies and activities that will work in various learning environments.

This professional development opportunity is designed for new or current graduate students:

  • who are currently GTAs (Teachers of Record) for their own courses or who plan to apply for a GTA position in the future.
  • who are currently Teaching Assistants or who plan on becoming TAs in the future.
  • who simply want to learn more about good teaching and learning principles that apply to academic and other professional contexts.


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  • How do students learn? How does memory work? How do students organize information? What is the role of metacognition in the undergraduate classroom?

  • How will I apply this knowledge to my classroom teaching? How can I make my lectures more interactive? What strategies facilitate productive discussions?

  • How do I create an inclusive classroom climate? How does class climate affect student learning? What are proactive approaches to sustaining an inclusive class climate?

  • What are formative and summative feedback? How can I design assignments with clear grading criteria? How can I use a rubric, checklist, or other scoring systems? 

All attendees will receive a CETL Digital Certificate acknowledging their participation in the teaching and learning professional development webinars.

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Please direct your inquiries to Linda Stewart, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Program,


Register below to attend. You will receive an email confirming your registration that contains instructions for accessing the virtual event.