Teaching and Mentoring Handout

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Teaching and mentoring are important skills to acquire and hone as they are essential to success both within academia and beyond. GradPathways partners with the Center for Educational Effectiveness to provide teacher training. GradPathways offers engaging mentoring workshops for both mentees who would like to get the most out of mentorship and those who wish to learn how to mentor.



Spring 2020 Workshops coming soon!





Teaching Consultations

Classroom Observations
Gain a better understanding of your teaching skills, your time management skills, your students' involvement in your course.

Mid-Quarter Classroom Interview
The mid-quarter interview (MQI) is a method of getting anonymous feedback from your students midway through the quarter.

Videotaping with Playback Consultation
A videotape of your teaching is an incredibly valuable tool to help you become a clearer, more effective communicator.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy Consultation
Writing your statement of teaching philosophy is a crucial step toward preparing to go on the academic job market.

Drop-in Office Hours with the TA Consulting (TAC) Program
No appointment necessary for this free service available to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Fellows will focus on different topics each week, but participants are welcome to bring other teaching related questions they may have.  Coffee and tea available.


Community Teaching Programs

Graduate Teaching Community
The Graduate Teaching Community is an interdisciplinary collaboration designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars reflect on their teaching practices. During the meetings, you will meet other graduate students and postdocs who are interested in becoming better educators.

Teaching Assistant Consultant Program
TA Consultants (TACs) work as coaches and consultants to their fellow Teaching Assistants on campus by participating in training and professional development regarding teaching and learning in the college classroom, planning and delivering workshops and special programs on teaching and learning topics, and providing individualized consultations on teaching and teaching improvement.


Additional Handouts:
Success and Socialization | Writing and Publishing | Presentation Skills | Teaching and Mentoring
Leadership and Management | Professionalism and Ethics | Career Management | Wellness and Life Balance

Contact Us

  • Office Phone: 530-754-1457
  • Email: gpi@ucdavis.edu