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

Graduate Teaching Fellows Application Now Open - 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.

Current 2016-2017 Graduate Teaching Fellows -  Learn about the workshops and capstone experiences created by current GTSs.

Professional Development for Graduate Students & Post-Docs

  • New Teaching Assistant Orientation is a day-long introduction to being a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. 

  • Monthly Workshops for Graduate Students and Post-Docs - each month our Teaching Fellows or guest speakers lead workshops on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning

  • Consultation services are available for individual graduate students, small groups, and departments, in a variety of topics:

    •  Course and curriculum design
    • Syllabus construction
    • Classroom management
    • Facilitating classroom discussion
    • Teaching technologies
    • Review of teaching statements and job market materials
  • Classroom Observation

Invite Center for Teaching staff to observe and provide feedback for your teaching, or set up a CLASSI consultation to get mid-semester feedback directly from your students.

  • Assessment

  • Workshops and Department Training Events - our staff can meet with groups of graduate students to discuss department-specific teaching, peer observation protocols, facilitating discussion and group work, classroom management, or other teaching-related issues.

Learning Communities

Recent  UI News About Graduate Student Teaching