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The Director of CETL, Dr. Michele DiPietro, and the Graduate College Dean, Dr. Mike Dishman, will welcome graduate students to CETL’s 2018 Fall Graduate Teaching Orientation. This annual, full-day orientation introduces graduate students to fundamental principles of teaching and learning. This event is also an opportunity for graduate students to meet one another and to realize the many ways KSU supports them as teachers.

This combination of workshops and webinars for a graduate student audience is designed to address core competencies for graduate student teachers. Further, this series includes a webinar on well-being and two workshops to prepare for a job search: Preparing a Teaching Statement and a Teaching Demo. See the descriptions of each workshop below:

Several studies point out that graduate student teaching assistants have a significant impact on undergraduate learning and student retention ((Bettinger, Long, & Taylor, 2016, Myers, et al. 2012; El-Ghoroury, 2012). Graduate students’ enthusiasm for their discipline affects student learning. One study suggests that Undergraduates who take an introductory course taught by a graduate student are much more likely to major in that subject than those who took the same course from a full-time faculty member (Bettinger, Long, & Taylor).

Explorance Blue has replaced Digital Measures for course evaluations at KSU. To access your evaluations, click here and log in with your KSU email address and password. For more information, see this website. For questions, please email courseevals@kennesaw.edu.

Curious about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)? Want to know the difference between reflective teaching, scholarly teaching, and the scholarship of teaching? Watch this one-minute video, then visit the Resources page to learn more!

Curious about engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning? Interested in getting peer feedback about your existing SoTL project? Want some protected time to work on a collaborative SoTL project with your colleagues? If so, then the new SoTL Writing Group is for you!

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