Center for Teaching and Learning

First Fridays for Grad Students

The CTL is no longer running the First Friday’s Program.  However there are many opportunities to get involved.  Please check our homepage for current events and resources. For information on current program visit our homepage

What is it?

First Fridays for Graduate Students is a brown-bag workshop series open to all graduate students, post-docs, and graduate alumni. Workshops cover a range of topics on professional development and support related to teaching and learning.

When and Where?

Workshops are held from 12:30-1:30 at The Center for Teaching and Learning in 100 Gerberding Hall.

Autumn Quarter Workshop Dates:

  • October 3rd: Teaching English Language Learner (ELL) Students.
    Facilitated by: Alysse Hotz (English) & Sunao Fukunaga (English) PDF Flier
  • October 24th: Close Encounters of the Disciplinary Kind: Introducing Threshold Concepts to Majors and Non-majors.
    Facilitated by: Misty Anne Winzenried (Education) & James Thompson (Program on the Built Environment) PDF Flyer
  • November 7th: Engaging Students in Lab Settings. Facilitated by: Homira Osman, (Speech & Hearing Sciences) PDF Flyer

What’s in it for you?

  • Brief, practical discussions of teaching issues
  • A convenient way to learn about campus resources to support your teaching and professional development
  • An opportunity to build your campus network
  • The opportunity to lead discussions of interest to you
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks!

Past Sessions