TGS Professional Development Workshops

 

Professional Development Catalog

Developing professional skills is an essential component of a graduate student's career. Whether it's speaking at a conference, learning how to network with other academics, or preparing your first vitae, we realize there are essential skills that may not be taught in your program. We've put together our Professional Development Workshop Series Catalog just for you.

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The PREP Model

We've based our workshop selections around the PREP model, coined by Michigan State University. The acronym embodies four areas that we believe are essential for your success.

    • Planning: Graduate school isn't easy. Proper planning, however, can dramatically reduce stress and anxiety and get you on the road to achieve your academic goals.
    • Resilience: Being resilient is an important trait for managing both your personal and professional lives.
    • Engagement: This is a must to be involved in the academic world around you, to take advantage of opportunities and attain your goals.
    • Professionalism: This is a core competency of any graduate student.

 

GSTEP: Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program

The Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP) is a zero-credit offering course designed for all UNT graduate students regardless of teaching experience. This course will focus on a variety of topics related to university teaching and student learning including: identifying assumptions about teaching and learning, writing clear learning goals and outcomes, designing effective assessment techniques and active learning environments, evaluating teaching effectiveness, and working with a diverse population of learners.

The goals of the course are to:

  1. develop a 45-minute interactive teaching plan to implement in an undergraduate course and
  2. foster a greater sense of self-efficacy in teaching.