Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (Graduate Students)
Memorial University is committed to providing opportunities for the professional development of its graduate students beyond the knowledge and skills gained within the disciplines. Because graduate students are engaged in teaching and many will pursue an academic career, the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) is designed to provide an introduction to teaching at the undergraduate level.
The program is offered to graduate students over two semesters, and will run remotely during the 2020-21 academic year. The fall semester is delivered in a blended format with online content and weekly synchronous, team-based discussions every Thursday, 12-1:30 p.m. (NST). During the winter (January-March), graduate students undertake a teaching apprenticeship and complete a learning portfolio, with four synchronous sessions scheduled throughout the semester.
The program is free of charge, and graduate students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion and official transcript notation.
The goals of the TSEP are to:
- Foster student and faculty engagement through effective teaching
- Build confidence and capacity in teaching abilities
- Introduce theories related to adult learning and teaching in higher education and how they can benefit your teaching
- Stimulate dialogue within a community of other novice teachers, and foster individual reflection about student engagement and effective teaching
- Provide support for participants as they undertake their teaching activities
- Provide opportunities to develop teaching skills
- Familiarize graduate students with the challenges and rewards of teaching
- TSEP Online Program Application - Submit between July 2-15, 2020 (first 20 applications will be accepted)
- TSEP Apprenticeship application - Available in November 2020
- TSEP Apprenticeship conclusion - Available in November 2020
If you are currently a participant in the 2020 - 2021 cohort, and require a form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (709) 864-4080.