Teaching Skills

The Center for Graduate Life and Learning provides numerous workshops designed to help you sharpen your teaching skills, with topics ranging from writing a personal teaching philosophy to delivering an effective teaching demonstration. You will find a variety of resources at the CGLL to prepare you to be an effective teacher. Check our Calendar for upcoming teaching events.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Training

UNC Charlotte’s accreditation standards require that all Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) receive training prior to the start of their teaching contract. The Graduate School, through the Center for Graduate Life and Learning, offers this training online. Topics include: FERPA, Discrimination/ADA, Common First Amendment Issues, Title IX/Sexual Harassment, Syllabus Policies/Resources and more. New GTAs receive an invitation to complete the training which contains instructions for doing so. If you do not receive an invite, please contact the Center for Graduate Life and Learning at gradlifecenter@charlotte.edu.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

Each year, UNC Charlotte’s top graduate teaching assistants are honored with the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Award. The award recognizes master’s and doctoral students nominated by faculty supervisors for their outstanding and innovative teaching techniques. Dr. Judith Krauss coordinates efforts to support graduate teaching assistants through the Center for Graduate Life and Learning, including Graduate Teaching Assistant training offered at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Graduate School Teaching Fellows

The Graduate School Teaching Fellowship (GSTF) is a two-semester training opportunity for doctoral students pursuing careers that include college-level teaching. This program is for doctoral students meeting specific criteria found on the Teaching Fellows web page.