Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2751

Contact facilitator Joanie Freed ( with any questions or further information regarding the Winter 2018 series.

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.

Winter 2018 Series

CETL will run this series in Winter 2018. Facilitated by Dr. Joanne Lipson Freed.

Step 1: Attend Orientation  The orientation for this series is Tuesday, January 9 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall. Dinner provided. Register for orientation.

Step 2: Register for the whole series. This series will continue on the following Tuesday evenings (5:30-7:00 p.m.), with a weekly online session between these on-campus meetings. If you cannot attend the orientation session, email Dr. Freed ( to join the Winter 2018 series. Register for the series.

  • Tues. January 23
  • Tues. February 13
  • Tues. March 13
  • Tues. April 10

Each session will be held in 200A Elliott Hall, dinner will be included. 

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