Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Resources
Online resources for teaching and learning
See all the teaching and learning resources available to faculty, new faculty, and GTAs at the Faculty Development Program website.
There is also an excellent collection of articles written specifically for graduate teaching assistants by NAU Distinguished Teaching Fellows in The Graduate College e-newsletter archives.
For-credit course on college-level teaching
GC 599: Seminar in College Teaching
If you’re a graduate student with teaching
responsibilities—in courses or labs—this one-credit course can help you become
a better instructor.
In this seminar, you’ll:
- examine research on how students learn
- apply your work in the seminar to your teaching
practices in your content field
Some of the key questions that will be addressed in this
- what perspectives do I bring to my teaching and
how do they impact my curricular choices?
- how can students be productively challenged and
effectively supported in their learning?
- in what ways can students be actively engaged in
learning content and processes in the discipline?
- what kind of assignments and feedback on
assignments has a meaningful role in furthering student learning?
Within the class, you’ll:
- apply course materials to classes you teach
- do reciprocal teaching—getting and giving
feedback on teaching
- undertake an applied seminar project related to
For more information on the seminar, log in to LOUIE and search for the class.
Contact the instructor, Linda Shadiow, Professor of
Educational Foundations and Director of the Faculty Development Program, if you
have any questions.