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Learn to teach! Free workshop Friday, August 24, 2018

August 22, 2018 11:13 AM
Promise is offering a workshop for all students who are interested in teaching. You do not have to be a TA to attend.

This Friday, August 24, 2018, The Graduate School at UMBC will host the annual Teaching & Learning Workshop, which serves as campus-wide TA training, and a workshop for all students who are interested in teaching. You do not have to be a TA to attend. 

Now that UMBC is a member of the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), with its own CIRTL at UMBC, graduate students can earn "units" toward a teaching certification that will be managed by CIRTL at UMBC, and administered by UMBC's Faculty Development Center. This workshop on Friday "counts" as one of the 6 activities needed to earn an "Associate" level certification through CIRTL. Other universities such as Johns Hopkins, Yale, College Park, Purdue, Northwestern, etc. have CIRTL certifications, and it is becoming a nice national credential to have as students approach the job market. Become CIRTL-certified!

  • This Friday, August 24, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (breakfast and registration at 8:30)
  • Sherman Hall Auditorium, Room 003. 
    • Sherman Hall is diagonally across from the RAC - and the True Grit dog statue. 
    • Sherman Hall is between the Administration Building the University Center that houses Starbucks.

This event is free. We have room for 100+ graduate students. Breakfast will be served. 

Following the seminar, there will be a 1-hour lunch, 1:00 - 2:00 PM,  that is part of the "Deluty Series on Holistic Graduate Student Development," honoring retired Associate Prof. and Associate Dean, Dr. Robert H. Deluty. This is the 2nd talk in the series that started in 2017. We will discuss work/life balance and the lunch is free. RSVP here: Grad School Associate Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Halverson and I will be the speakers. 

These two events listed above are open to all graduate students, full-time and part-time, certificate students, faculty, and staff. In the spirit of "The Jessica Effect," graduate students are welcome to bring their families with them.

Additional events can be found via the attached listing. Some of them have already been posted: UMBC is part of a University System of Maryland-wide program called PROMISE, which serves as a national model for inclusion (programs replicated at Cornell, Purdue, MIT, and other other schools). For more PROMISE events, see: All are invited - from all backgrounds and disciplines! If you missed the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, you can following the hashtag, #ThinkBigDiversity for highlights. The hashtag had a viral tweet over the weekend, and it has now had more than 36 million impressions. 

If you enjoy engaging on social media, I invite you to join me there @Renetta_Tull. I am happy to talk with you, and look forward to sharing time with you on Friday! Welcome to UMBC's Fall 2018 semester!

Renetta Tull
Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D.

University System of Maryland (12 Institutions): Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development, and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, USM LSAMP, NSF USM PROMISE AGEP

UMBC: Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives (housed in The Graduate School)
Professor of the Practice, College of Engineering & IT
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