The Graduate Division offers several credit-bearing courses for graduate students to develop professional-level skills in teaching, mentoring, and writing, as part of its Graduate Student Professional Development Program (GSPDP). The GSI Teaching & Resource Center offers the following:

GSPDP 301: Becoming an Effective Mentor 
GSPDP 375: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

In addition, the Graduate Division’s Graduate Writing Center offers GSPDP 320: Academic Writing for Graduate Students.

GSPDP 301: Effective Mentoring in Higher Education

Spring 2020
Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
309 Sproul Hall
Instructors:
Sabrina Soracco, Director, Graduate Writing Center
Linda von Hoene, Director, GSI Teaching & Resource Center
1 unit, graded S/U
Class Number: 29514

This seminar will help graduate students learn how to effectively mentor undergraduates in research, in navigating their academic work, and in applying for graduate school. The course will also enable graduate students to work successfully within the context of mentoring relationships with their graduate advisers. The course will prepare graduate students for the mentoring they will do in future academic and non-academic careers. The course will consist of readings, in-class discussion, short assignments, and an applied component of mentoring.

For more information about GSPDP 301, please contact the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center.

GSPDP 375: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Spring 2020
Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
309 Sproul Hall
Instructor: Linda von Hoene, Director, GSI Teaching & Resource Center
2 units, graded S/U
Class Number: 29516

This course will introduce first-time GSIs to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in higher education. The course brings together a cross-disciplinary group of graduate students who will work collaboratively to discuss teaching in progress and selected texts on teaching and learning; experiment with various teaching methods and their impact on learning; and develop professional skills that will serve them well throughout their careers. This course is intended for GSIs whose departments do not have a 300-level pedagogy course in the spring semester and who are teaching for the first time in spring 2020 or summer 2020.

For more information about GSPDP 375, please contact the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center.