Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4479
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(248) 370-2751

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Graduate Student Series

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Graduate students are invited to attend any CETL workshops. They are recommended for grad students who aspire to be faculty and who are generally interested in teaching and learning in higher education. Please direct any questions to CETL at

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Launching Your Career After Graduate School

Facilitated by Rebecca MalatestaCETL Faculty Fellow

These sessions are for graduate students who want to explore a future career in academia and beyond.
Sessions take place 5:30-7:00 pm.
There is no cost to OU graduate students. Students who attend the full series and complete each session's Reflection and Application activity will receive a certificate upon completion.

Click each title below to register for one or all sessions. All sessions will take place in 430R Kresge Library, with a virtual option via Zoom. View recordings, activities, and other resources on the Launching Your Career After Graduate School eSpace.

  • Planning and Applying for Academic and non-Academic Jobs Tuesday, January 23, 2024
    • Identify the steps in the job hiring process
    • Write an impactful resume / CV
    • Determine the best interviewing strategy
    • Identify networking opportunities (e.g., LinkedIn)
  • Exploring Academic Roles across Institutions of Higher EducationTuesday, February 20, 2024
    • Learn about the tenure track process and the three academic roles (teaching, research and service)
    • Identify expectations among different academic institutions
    • Explore other faculty jobs – non-tenure track and non-faculty positions
  • How to Plan a Course and Class Activities Tuesday, March 19, 2024
    • Craft an effective syllabus 
    • Plan engagement strategies
    • Identify evidence-based learning activities/strategies
    • Develop appropriate assessment strategies
  • Hot Topics in Teaching and LearningTuesday, April 9, 2024
    • Learn about the most recent trends in quality teaching
    • Topics: AI, Inclusivity and Belonging in the Classroom, Accessibility, Open Educational Resources, Growth Mindsets (and Failing Forward), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)