Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
(248) 370-2751
Contact facilitator Tom Raffel at with any questions or further information.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Series

Series on Teaching and Learning for Graduate Students and Future Faculty

How will your skills and experience as a graduate student translate to your own classroom? This fall workshop series will introduce basic components of successful teaching, with opportunities to develop pedagogy and practice teaching skills. Skills include developing a syllabus, methods of presenting content and enhancing student learning, classroom management and assessing student performance. This series will help graduate students who are teaching assistants or who are interested in becoming future faculty members.

Step 1: Attend Orientation  The orientation for this series is Thursday, September 14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall. Dinner provided. View recording here.

Step 2: Register for the whole series. This series will continue on the following Thursday evenings. If you could not attend the orientation session, email Dr. Thomas Raffel ( to join the Fall 2017 series. Register for the series.

  • Thurs. September 21
  • Thurs. October 5
  • Thurs. October 12
  • Thurs. October 26
  • Thurs. November 2
  • Thurs. November 16
  • Thurs. November 30

(Note: This year's series will run during the fall semester only)

Each session will be held in 200A Elliott Hall, dinner will be included. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Thomas Raffel, CETL Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences.

There is no cost to OU graduate students. Students who attend the full series will receive a certificate upon completion.