Whether you’re familiar with the CITL’s Graduate Student Learning Communities (GSLCs) or not, we’ve got all the information to get you quickly up to date!
GSLCS are cohorts of graduate students who meet regularly to discuss a specific teaching and learning topic, while creating an inclusive community. For the fall 2019 semester, we have two GSLCs:
The “Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)” GSLC will explain how graduate students can use research methods to examine their teaching and their students’ learning. Participates will engage in SoTL by formulating a research question, applying their disciplinary expertise to identify methods to investigate the question, and gathering evidence to address it.
The “Improving Student Belonging in Classes and Majors” GSLC will bring together instructors who want to explore how to help students to develop a sense of belonging in a class, major, and/or discipline. This learning community will meet in Fall 2019, with the possibility of extending the GSLC into Spring 2020. The fall semester will include foundational readings and if members continue into the spring, they will conduct a research project on the topic of sense of belonging.
Any IUB graduate student or postdoc is welcome to apply!
Being a graduate student instructor can be a lonely experience. Bringing together graduate students from a variety of disciplines can be valuable in sharing institutional knowledge, as well as forming cross-discipline friendships. At the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, we do this through our Graduate Student Learning Communities. Participating in our GSLCs also helps fulfill the requirements of the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program (GTAP).
Sound interesting? Applications for fall 2019 learning communities are due on September 6th! This short application will take approximately 5 minutes to fill out! Don’t delay and apply for our GSLCs now!