Foundations for Teaching Workshop

NOTE: So that we can plan for breakfast and lunch on both days, please complete your registration by May 8.

Are you a new graduate student instructor looking for additional teaching development training? A more experienced graduate student instructor seeking tips before starting a new teaching position? The Foundations for Teaching Workshop (FTW) is for you!

This free, two-day workshop provides graduate student instructors with a basic toolkit for effective teaching, assessment, and course design. Participants will get insights and guidance from Baylor's excellent faculty and receive hands-on training in critical skills such as syllabus construction, course planning, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Attendees will also try out their new skills by engaging in syllabus peer review and giving a short teaching demonstration.

Graduate students at all experience levels are encouraged to attend. Attendance at this workshop fulfills the Category 1 requirement for the TeaCHE (Teaching Capstone in Higher Education) program offered by the Baylor University Graduate School.

2019 FTW

Location: Marrs McLean Science #301

Attendees who complete the workshop will receive a copy of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roeiger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided both days.

Schedule of Events
Coming soon...

Plenary Sessions

  • “Effective Course Design” (Chris Rios, Graduate School)
  • “The Science of Learning” (Charles Weaver, Psychology and Neuroscience)
  • “Student Motivation” (Michael Moore, Biology and ATL Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • “Formative Assessment” (Eric Robinson, Educational Psychology)

Workshops on syllabus construction and teaching skills

Breakout Sessions