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GPTK703 - Graduate Seminar in University Teaching (All Disciplines)

This seminar series in university teaching will prepare graduate students for an academic teaching career.

The seminar will meet synchronously twice per week for five weeks and in include considerable online synchronous work. The estimated time commitment includes (excluding breaks):
• 12 hours of live instructional activities on Zoom
• 3 hours of mini-lesson participation on Zoom (mini lessons and engage in giving feedback to peers)
• 20 hours for asynchronous online Instructional activities
• 15-20 hours of assignment and reading time (i.e. homework)

Synchronous Schedule (you must attend these to be eligible for the certificate)
September 24 – October 23: Thursdays & Fridays 9:30 – 11 AM
EXCEPT Thursday October 15 & 16:
Choose ONE of the following slots to attend and present your lesson:
Thursday, Oct 15: 9 AM – 12PM or
Thursday, Oct 15: 1 PM – 4 PM or
Friday, October 16: 9 AM – 12PM or
Friday, October 16: 1 PM – 4 PM

Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of ALL requirements.

For further workshop information, contact the Centre for Teaching & Learning at

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

During this seminar you will learn :
• To examine various approaches to teaching and current issues in higher education.
• To demonstrate one mini lesson and practice different teaching strategies in a supportive environment, and to benefit from peer feedback and self-evaluation.
• To develop a syllabus for a course that you would like to teach in the future based on a principled approach to course design.
• To articulate your own teaching philosophy statement as a first step towards developing a teaching dossier (to be included in applications for academic positions).

Leaders Information

This workshop is being led by Alicia Cundell.

Alicia Cundell is a Teaching Consultant at Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, where she works with faculty to develop their teaching. She has taught internationally, having held positions at universities across the Middle East. Alicia has 15 years combined teaching, training and educational development experience, and has worked extensively in e-learning, curriculum development and instructional design.


Section 1
September 24 - October 23, 2020, 09:30 - 11:00, Thu, Fri

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.

Feedback from Previous Participants

By no doubt, GradProSkills' Graduate Seminar in University Teaching paves the way for becoming a successful teacher.

-Rouzbeh Ghouchani, PhD Student, Economics

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