About the Program
The Graduate Teaching and Learning Program is a multi-tier program designed to help graduate students excel in their roles as teaching assistants and beyond. It is open to all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The workshops are free and the courses are free, pass-fail and not-for-credit.
The program offers high quality teaching and learning workshops and courses presented by dedicated, inspiring and award-winning instructors.
The goals of the Graduate Teaching and Learning Program are to provide:
- Graduate students with the opportunities to:
- receive university policy and professional ethics training
- build self-confidence and personal effectiveness in the classroom
- develop pedagogical knowledge, competencies in course design and delivery, and classroom management and leadership skills
- develop research skills in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Departments with resources to improve their teaching practice with teaching assistants who are better equipped for their roles in the classroom and laboratory, and faculty members who have a heightened awareness of teaching and learning issues.
- The University of Alberta with support for the institution’s strategic plan, For the Public Good, to inspire, model, and support excellence in teaching and learning (Objective 14) and to foster a culture of excellence by enriching learning and professional development opportunities for staff, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows (Objective 15).
Graduate students must opt-in at a GTLP Level 1 workshop to enrol into the program.
Completion and Transcript Notation
Graduate students are not required to complete all four levels of the program; however, levels must be completed in sequence. Successful completion of each of the levels is recorded on the graduate students' transcripts and all participants receive level completion letters for their teaching dossiers.
If you began your program prior to August 2018, please visit eClass for your program requirements.
The Professional Development Requirement and the Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement
Workshops and courses may be used towards the Professional Development Requirement and some Level 1 workshops may be used towards the Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement. All professional development and ethics activities must be approved by your department.