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GTA Professional Development Series

A skillful teacher is not just a student of the discipline, but a student of the teaching of the discipline. NAU is committed to providing opportunities for GTAs to reflect upon and learn about teaching. Given that many GTAs are future college faculty members, these professional development opportunities can provide preparation for those roles as well as current ones.

Five professional development sessions for graduate students are scheduled for the fall; preference will be given in some sessions to graduate students who are currently teaching. Certificates of participation will be awarded to graduate students who attend at least 6 of these sessions throughout the year.

The series is sponsored by the Graduate College, Faculty Development Program, and supported by the Vice President for Research. See the fall workshop schedule and other GTA teaching resources online.

Registration is requested for all sessions at www.nau.edu/facdev or 523-9972.

 

Advice from the Best!

Don't miss words of wisdom from NAU Distinguished Teaching Fellow Miguel Vasquez in this issue: read "Frame It."

If you weren't around last winter, you also should check out Associate Professor Jeff Berglund's advice for new teachers: "Be a Scholar, Not a Professor."