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About the McGraw Center

The Harold McGraw, Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning is the principal campus resource for faculty, instructors, graduate students, and undergraduate students seeking to pursue and enhance  the teaching mission of the University. The Center offers a robust and integrated platform of resources and expertise that extends from pedagogy and learning to educational technologies and video production. McGraw staff promote innovative and engaged teaching among the faculty, prepare graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for teaching at Princeton and for entering the professoriate, and support undergraduates as they develop intellectually from novice learners to experts and scholars.

At the McGraw Center we view teaching and learning as processes of inquiry. For teachers, that inquiry entails reflecting on what we 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. 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.

 
Services we offer include:
 

·       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