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2024 Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning

August 20, 2024 | Syracuse Campus

This Colloquium addresses the culture and expectations of ESF; outlines instructional strategies and specific teaching-related skills necessary to function effectively as a Graduate Assistant (GA); highlights some of the people and units who provide leadership and support to GA efforts; and introduces professional skills and resources that will endure beyond the ESF graduate assistant experience.


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2024 Hardy L. Shirley Faculty Mentoring Colloquium

Time/Date TBA

This event facilitates faculty-to-faculty networking within and across departments, sharing best practices and innovative techniques in teaching, research, and service, supporting faculty in the advancement of the academic enterprise at ESF.


Fall semester | EFB 797 and FOR 797 (1 credit)

Purpose: To enhance the teaching practice of graduate students planning a university career. Course content and methods also apply to graduate students planning a professional career and intending to teach college courses part time, as well as to those who plan to work in non-traditional and informal educational contexts.

Course Description: A one-semester one-credit seminar for graduate students who are currently teaching or who anticipate teaching full or part time in a college or university. This seminar will examine processes and strategies designed to enhance the teaching and learning process.
Seminar on College Teaching will introduce you to learning and instructional theory as well as to selected concepts and strategies of instructional planning, delivery, management, and evaluation. Some emphasis will be placed on instructional delivery strategies.

Content and examples will focus on higher education. Nevertheless, this seminar is pertinent for those who may have to identify instructional and training needs, plan or acquire training programs or materials, and evaluate training effectiveness as part of their managerial or professional duties in a variety of non-profit, government, or private business contexts.

The seminar recognizes the increasing interest and need within the academy to develop the teaching skills of the future professoriate in addition to research and service abilities.

Required Materials
Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide. Felder and Brent. 2016. CA: Jossey-Bass.

Any additional readings will be provided in course.