Preparation for Teaching
Teaching undergraduates is an activity expected of most doctoral students and a requirement in several departments. While some individuals may be born teachers, most have to learn and practice the craft of teaching effectively. Accordingly, the Graduate School requires first-time assistants in instruction (AIs) to attend a day-and-a-half teacher training/orientation workshop given by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. The workshop is offered twice a year, in early September (for fall term AIs) and late January/early February (for spring term AIs).