At NC State, we have a number of offices that provide on-going programs and services to support and equip faculty and graduate students who teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.
The Graduate School at NC State offers workshops and certificate programs for masters and doctoral students who want to develop their teaching skills. Please check their websites for more information on up-coming workshops, to learn about their Preparing Future Leaders program, and to apply for their Certificate of Achievement in Teaching program.
NC State’s Office of Faculty Development (OFD) provides opportunities for faculty and graduate students to develop teaching related skills through their programs and services. OFD staff members are available to consult on an individual and departmental basis. Each semester they offer a variety of workshops, and small group Book Circles focused on teaching related popular press publications. Each spring, the OFD coordinates the NCSU Celebration of Teaching, which includes a poster session highlighting teaching and learning accomplishments at NCSU, discussions with nationally recognized speakers, and recognition of outstanding teachers across the campus. Offered for a limited number of faculty and graduate students, OFD’s Summer Teaching Institute provides intense immersion into learning and direct application focused on a particular teaching-related topic.
New On-Demand Teaching Workshops!
For the Spring 2015 semester, we have designed 14 new on-demand Fundamentals in Teaching workshops focused on how to teach effectively in the college classroom. Topics include: Introduction to Teaching, Learning Styles, Student Motivation, Evaluation and Grading, Establishing Credibility and Authority, and many more. On-demand workshops are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they may be completed anytime, anywhere! Graduate students can move through the workshops at their own pace. Registration is not required.
More OFD Links
Instructors “who wish to become engaged in the intentional review of their teaching to take into account research on learning” may want to participate in OFD’s Certificate of Reflective Teaching.
Transformational Teaching: Theoretical Underpinnings, Basic Principles, and Core Methods by George M. Slavich & Philip G. Zimbardo is an article on critical and creative thinking with regards to how we might move our students in that direction.
NCSU’s Campus Writing and Speaking Program (CWSP) provides monthly brown-bag workshops throughout the academic year as well as 1-on-1 consulting for faculty who want to explore ways of more effectively incorporating writing and speaking into their courses. CWSP also provides tutoring assistance to undergraduate students (see Student Services page).
More NCSU Resources
- Office of Professional Development
- TAtv, Where TAs go to Learn!
- Human Resources Training and Organizational Development
- Sponsored Programs & Regulatory Compliance
- Professional Development Seminars
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- NC State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs