Professional Development

Courses for Students

GRAD 5110: Teaching Pedagogy for the Graduate Teaching Assistant
This course will focus on higher education teaching pedagogy and effectiveness. It is designed to complement discipline-specific activities such as “Supervised Experience in Teaching” courses, and it will emphasize effective communication as well as classroom management strategies.This course has an alternate delivery schedule and has 4 class meetings per term.(Enrollment is by permission of instructor.)

GRAD 4017/5017: Responsible Conduct of Research
This course focuses on ethical principles that guide the conduct of research. It introduces students to the international and professional codes of ethics, government regulations and institutional policies that relate to the responsible conduct of research. This course is delivered in hybrid mode and has 6 class meetings per term.

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