Step-by-Step: Graduate Teaching Toolkits for Course Design

Whether working as graduate student instructors or TAs, preparing a teaching portfolio for the academic job market, or teaching post-graduation, most graduate students will need a toolkit of resources for building courses on their own. This semester in Graduate Teaching Toolkit, the Drake Institute's workshop series for graduate instructors, we'll explore each step of the course design process from writing course goals and assignments to choosing course content and classroom activities.

Along the way, we’ll consider some of the course design challenges commonly faced by graduate student instructors at Ohio State, including teaching a subject that they are still learning and the need to connect with students whose past experiences or motivations differ from their own.

Toolkit workshops are designed by graduate students for graduate students. They aim to support participants’ professional development, engage them in reflection and discussion, and build community among graduate instructors on campus who are passionate about improving their teaching. All graduate students, regardless of teaching experience, are welcome to attend.  

This semester, Graduate Teaching Toolkit will be held monthly on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union. Lunch will be provided.

Interested participants can find more information on our Toolkit webpage.