Become a Teacher of Students
You want to share knowledge, to give back, to change lives. We can help you do that.
Many students seeking advanced degrees become graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) as a part of their studies. Below, we have provide a few resources to support faculty and graduate teaching assistants.
How You Teach
Professional development opportunities and resources for faculty on a variety of topics include:
- (Re)Designing courses and teaching online .
- Engaging students through active learning strategies.
- Rethink grading and feedback.
- Creating inclusive learning experiences for students.
- Guiding undergraduate students to support resources.
- Documenting your teaching and conducting research on your teaching.
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning supports you as an instructor of graduate students and Mason GTAs in honing their skills as instructors, including:
- Establishing your identity as a teacher.
- Designing online, hybrid or face-to-face courses.
- Strengthening and refining your approaches to working with and giving feedback to students.
- Serving as a graduate research assistant on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research project.
The center will also help you connect with other faculty and GTAs across the university. Other resources from the Center include:
Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference: Teaching-related sessions held annually at the end of September; free to graduate students
Webinars by Stearns Center: Monthly faculty presentations on a variety of teaching topics
Find out more about the Stearns Center’s support for faculty and GTAs, and stay up to date by joining the Stearns Center mailing list and following it on Twitter.
Other Teaching and Curriculum-Development Resources
Find teaching strategies, tips, and resources shared by Mason faculty in the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference archives.
The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) offers the Students as Scholars program to promote undergraduate scholarship. Support is available through this program for graduate students mentoring undergraduate students in research activities.
The Global Education Office lists a variety of study and research opportunities around the world.