UITL instructional consultant publishes on graduate student identity development

UITL Instructional Consultant, Jessica L. Riviere, Ph.D. recently published an article in New Directions for Teaching and Learning. The article, which considers the processes by which graduate students are socialized into the role of future faculty members, is part of a special issue on the intersection of professional identity — in this case, the identity of "graduate student" — and the work of educational development. 

"We reflected on our own professional development and the ways that working in a center for teaching, in addition to the work we did for our departments of origin, shaped our perspectives on the goal of our graduate education overall," Riviere said.

The authors provide recommendations for practice for faculty and staff working with graduate students who are exploring professional opportunities outside of the disciplines of their degrees.

Riviere's co-author, Marissa C. Stewart, Ph.D., worked with UITL staff as a graduate consultant during her doctoral studies at Ohio State. Stewart is now the assistant director of Graduate Programs at the Teaching & Learning Transformation Center and an assistant research professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland.

The full article can be found here.

Citation: Riviere, J. L. and Stewart, M. C. (2019), The Impact of Extra‐Disciplinary Socialization on Graduate Student Educational Developers. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2019: 31-43. doi:10.1002/tl.20346