About the McGraw Center
The Harold McGraw, Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning is the central resource for faculty, instructors, graduate students, and undergraduate students as it seeks to enhance teaching and learning at Princeton and support the teaching mission of the University. With the expansion of McGraw in September 2013, the Center is now a robust and integrated platform of resources and expertise that extends from pedagogy and learning to educational technologies and video production. McGraw also collaborates closely with the professional staff of the Council on Science and Technology. In its work with the Princeton faculty, McGraw promotes innovative and engaged teaching, it prepares graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for teaching at Princeton and the professoriate, and it supports the growth and maturation of undergraduates as they develop intellectually from novice learners to experts and scholars.
The McGraw Center views teaching and learning as processes of inquiry. For teachers, that inquiry entails reflecting on what they want students to learn and deciding how to advance and assess that learning. For students, that inquiry involves the self-conscious questioning and awareness of their approaches to learning. Thus, effective teaching and successful learning depend on an understanding of the research on learning, which the Center translates into meaningful ideas for practice for both teachers and students.
· Individual consultations on course design
· Assessment and learning strategies
· Orientation programs for new faculty and assistants in instruction
· Workshop series on pedagogy
· Tutor training for collaborative study groups
· In-class observations of instructors
· Implementation of online and classroom teaching technologies