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Teaching Institute for Graduate Students

The Teaching Institute for Graduate Students

We invite you to join us for the inaugural SMU Teaching Institute for Graduate Students. The Teaching Institute is focused on providing advice and guidance for graduate students that are currently teaching or interested in college teaching in the future. 

Designed by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Altshuler outstanding teaching award winners, the Teaching Institute's topics include:

  • Evidence-based teaching and learning practices
  • Effectively teaching with technology
  • Methods and strategies for engaging students

In addition, the Teaching Institute provides an opportunity to engage with award winning faculty from across campus. 

Saturday, February 20
Harold Simmons Hall - First Floor
8:30 am - 2:30 pm


8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am

Teaching for Learning: Evidence-Based Strategies Designed to Help Students Learn

Michael Harris - Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

10:00 - 11:15 am

Breakout Session 1: Engaging Your Students

How do I keep them engaged during class?
Yildirim Hurmuzlu, Mechanical Engineering

Engaging Large Lecture Classes
Michael Lattman, Chemistry

In-class Activities for the Undergraduate Classroom
Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies

Engaging Students Through Discussion
Miguel Quinones, Management

11:15 - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:45 pm 

Breakout Session 2: Effective Teaching with Technology

Technology: Potential and Pitfalls
Jaime Clark-Soles, Theology

Using Technology to be Effective and Efficient
Darius Miller, Finance

How to Connect and Teach Outside the Classroom
Paige Ware, Teaching and Learning

1:00 - 1:30 pm 


1:30 - 2:30 pm


Register Now!