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Graduate Student Workshops

The Graduate School offers the Graduate Student Workshop Series, which is designed to supplement a student's academic training by providing brief, specific skill-building sessions that focus on professional and personal development. UC faculty, alumni, staff and community partners act as topical experts presenting on such topics as oral presentation, credit and budgeting, and nonacademic career development. UC academic departments and offices also provide workshops of relevance to graduate students. UC workshops provides a collegial forum in which students can sharpen skills now while they prepare for their futures.

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L) offers an array of experiential workshops and learning modules tailored to the needs of graduate teaching assistants, faculty, and others interested in improving their teaching.

University Libraries offer workshops on both East and West Campus that provide tools to support graduate students in their research.

You can download powerpoint presentations, handouts and other materials from previous workshops by going to the Past Workshops page.

Upcoming Workshops

Creating an E-Portfolio for the Job Search

Presented by The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and The Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE)

Friday, April 17, 9-11 a.m.
Langsam Library, room 462

An effective e-portfolio can set you apart when applying for jobs in academia. It is your personal online space for showcasing your professional achievements, typically with a focus on teaching and pedagogy. In this hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the most popular platforms for creating an e-portfolio. We will discuss content and organization, with a look at aesthetics and effectiveness, and you will be able to start designing your own personal e-portfolio.

After completing this program you will be able to:

  • Access and use popular websites for e-portfolio creation
  • Describe the dos and don’ts of an effective e-portfolio
  • Design the basic outline of your own e-portfolio

Registration is required through Faculty Development OneStop.

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Maximizing ePortfolio Use in Higher Education

Monday, April 20, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Langsam Library, 4th floor reception area

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L) and UC Clermont teaching and learning leaders are pleased to sponsor the event featuring nationally recognized teaching, assessment, and learning improvement expert Tom Angelo (view biography).

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to a lecture on “Maximizing ePortfolio Use in Higher Education.” During this presentation, Angelo will outline personal and institutional models for successful implementation of ePortfolios to assess student learning. In addition, he will identify the challenges to sustaining ePortfolio use in program assessment.

The lecture will take place on the fourth floor of Langsam Library in the reception area adjacent to CET&L. Registration is required through Faculty Development OneStop. (If you experience problems with this link, visit the home page at

Models of Teaching Excellence 2

Presented by The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and The Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE)

Wednesday, April 22, 2:30-4 p.m.
Langsam Library, room 462

As a graduate assistant or instructor, you may be looking for explicit teaching models—concrete examples of “how to teach” that can inspire and inform your pedagogy. This workshop offers precisely that: you will “attend” a short class taught by distinguished faculty Jonathan Breiner (Chemistry). Professor Breiner will present a topic in two formats, traditional lecture and inquiry-based instruction (the focus will be on the method rather than the topic). Following the demonstration, you will be able to discuss the differences of the two methods in terms of student learning and engagement and the role of teacher and students in each. This will allow you to draw inspiration for new approaches in your own teaching and disciplinary field.

Program Outcomes

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the effectiveness of inquiry-based learning vs. traditional lecture
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in your own teaching through critical reflection
  • Generate ideas for new effective approaches in your own teaching

Registration is required through Faculty Development OneStop.

Teach Me to Teach: Pedagogical Preparation Seminar

Presented by The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and The Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE)

Tuesday, April 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Langsam Library, room 480C

This day-long program presents the foundations of effective pedagogy. Participants will be involved in hands-on activities designed to improve their teaching effectiveness and inform them about evidence-based pedagogical methods. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the principles and critical understanding necessary to enhance student learning. A career advice session is also included.

This program is open to graduate teaching assistants and instructors, as well as faculty. Free lunch provided.

Program Overview

  • Active Learning I (Brian Kinkle, PhD)
  • Active Learning II (Wayne Hall, PhD)
  • Effective Course Design
  • Team-Based Learning (group activities that work)
  • Undergraduate Student Panel: Candid feedback
  • Your First Faculty Position: What to expect

Registration is required through Faculty Development OneStop. Questions? Write to

For more teaching resources visit:

  • CET&L (workshops, readings, resources, and useful links)
  • GATE (workshops)

Fall semester workshops, dates and times TBD:

  • Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session
  • Graduate Student Career Development Resources
  • Thriving in Graduate School – Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health Resources

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What would you like to learn? Write to us and we'll find experts to offer a workshop.