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Teaching and Mentoring – Winter 2023Purple image of person teaching three others

GradPathways partners with the Center for Educational Effectiveness to provide teacher training. GradPathways also 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.


Mentoring Undergraduate Students in the Social Sciences
January 20, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30pm

Register: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc-6hpj4jGtXB92p5h8En6cdHkgu5m4yB
Interested in mentoring undergraduate students but aren't sure how to get a mentor relationship off to a good start? Do you want to learn more about mentoring undergraduates while maintaining good boundaries and communication?  The Undergraduate Research Center and GradPathways Institute invite you to attend an interactive training to learn more about how to mentor undergraduate students in the Social Sciences Arts, Humanities, or Cultural Studies.

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

January 23, 2023 | 1:10-2:00pm
Our identities and backgrounds shape our experiences, values, and expectations in the classroom and beyond. Event details and registration: https://cee.ucdavis.edu/events/creating-inclusive-classrooms

Writing a Diversity Statement for the Academic Job Market

February 6, 2023 |1:10-2:00pm
Diversity statements have become prerequisites for many positions on the academic job market. These statements demonstrate an individual’s commitment to supporting and prioritizing diversity through their teaching and scholarship. Event details and registration: https://cee.ucdavis.edu/events/demystifying-and-engaging-diversity-statement-writing-process


February 13, 2023 | 1:10-2:00pm
Are you interested in making your course materials accessible for all students? Designing materials with accessibility in mind reduces barriers and ensures that all students are able to easily engage with course content. Event details and registration: https://cee.ucdavis.edu/events/accessibility

Anti-racist Teaching

February 27, 2023 | 1:10-2:00pm
Just as racial inequities and disparities permeate society, these inequities also appear on campuses, in curricula, and in classrooms.  By infusing our professional practice with actions in support of anti-racist ideals, we can, as educators, contribute to this race and equity work. Event details and registration: https://cee.ucdavis.edu/events/anti-racist-teaching

Working with International Students/Supporting Linguistic Diversity Brainstorm

March 6, 2023 | 1:10-2:00pm
UC Davis has nearly 5,000 international undergraduate students. This extensive cultural, linguistic, and experiential diversity provides an enriched learning ecosystem for our students. Event details and registration: https://cee.ucdavis.edu/events/working-international-studentssupporting-linguistic-diversity-brainstorm

Courses and Programs

ACCELERATE Asynchronously (CEE)

To help faculty and teaching assistants to prepare for remote teaching, the CEE offers a self-paced, fully-online ACCELERATE Asynchronously program. The program is designed to support the creation of inclusive and equitable e-learning environments during the transition of face-to-face courses into online courses. 

Seminar on College Teaching

The Seminar on College Teaching is an interactive course designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars develop essential skills for effective instruction in college-level courses. 

Individualized Advising

Classroom Observations

Gain a better understanding of your teaching skills, your time management skills, and student involvement in your course.

Mid-Quarter Classroom Interview

The mid-quarter interview is a method of getting anonymous feedback from your students midway through the quarter.

Video Recording with Playback Consultation

A video recording consultation can help you analyze your teaching and reflect on your students’ learning experience.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy Consultation

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

Community Building and Activities

Graduate Teaching Community

CEE’s Graduate Teaching Community is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who come together on a quarterly basis to explore effective teaching practices. Participants have the opportunity to receive a micro-credential as a result of participating in the GTC for at least one full quarter. 

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

URL for this page: https://gradpathways.ucdavis.edu/teaching-and-mentoring

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Contact Us

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