Graduate TAs and Post-Docs are important members of the University of Iowa teaching community. Whether leading courses on their own or working closely with faculty, TAs and post-docs contribute to student success through designing courses, assisting professors, conducting labs, and developing research. The Center for Teaching aims to provide valuable resources and services for the unique needs of grad student TAs and post-docs.

Morgan Iommi facilitates professional development for TAs and post-docs. 

Meet our 2017-2018 Graduate Teaching Fellows - Graduate Teaching Fellows are experienced graduate student instructors who collaborate with the Center for Teaching to enhance teaching on campus through workshops, a capstone project, and a teaching portfolio.

Professional Development for Graduate Students & Post-Docs

The Center coordinates a day-long introduction to being a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. 

Each month the Center hosts workshops on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning. 

Graduate TAs can request consultations to talk about their teaching challenges or aspirations. Topics of discussion might include increasing student engagement, classroom management, incorporating technology into coursework, or developing a teaching portfolio. 

The Extraordinary Teaching Project is a series of short videos that showcase the rich array of pedagogies and teaching philosophies that University of Iowa instructors incorporate into their teaching. This project highlights specific, effective teaching strategies and inspires innovative teaching.

Invite Center for Teaching staff to observe and provide feedback about your teaching.

A CLASSI is a mid-semester service that allows students to reflect on their course and offer anonymous feedback to their instructors. CLASSIs allow instructors to better understand their students' experiences at a point in the semester when modifications are still possible.

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