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CDI 2021 Applications

CTL Course Design Institute Applications Open

Work in a collaborative environment to design a new course or to improve an existing one. The Course Design Institute (CDI) will be held online, 1–4 p.m. PDT from Wednesday, September 8 to Friday, September 10, 2021. Applications for faculty and lecturers are open until 5 p.m. PDT on Monday, August 9, 2021.

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TA Training & Support

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CTL offers support for graduate students and postdocs at every stage of your teaching careers, from getting started to designing your own course.

Whether serving as a Teaching Assistant, Course Assistant, Instructor, or in another teaching role, we offer services to help you reflect on and refine your practice, according to research-based and inclusive methods. We also work with faculty, departments, and schools to design, support, and assess TA training programs and resources.

Support Designed for You

Workshops and Courses

Reflect on your practice and deepen your skill set by taking one of the many workshops and courses offered by CTL. From engineering course design to essay grading, we’ve got you covered.

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TAing Online

These strategies, intended to train TAs for teaching online, outline practical steps TAs and instructors can take to support their students during a difficult time.

Graduate TA Orientation

TA Orientation

Quarterly orientations provide new TAs with the tools they need to get started in the classroom or lab. You’ll engage with evidence-based and inclusive teaching methods, and you’ll hear advice from experienced TAs.

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Feedback on Teaching

Through services such as video consultations, microteaching, and small group feedback sessions, our trained consultants help you analyze data on your teaching and map out a plan to implement changes.

Mentors in Teaching (MinT)

Mentors in Teaching (MinT)

Teaching Mentors are experienced TAs who support fellow graduate students in their home departments. The MinT program provides training and other resources to support mentors and further their development as instructors and coaches.


Graduate Teaching Consultants

Consultants are PhD students who receive training from CTL in evidence-based and inclusive practices and in turn support fellow graduate students across campus in their teaching. Click through to learn how to become a Consultant.

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Train Department TAs

We work with faculty, departments, and schools to design, implement, support, and assess their TA training programs.

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Graduate Teaching Opportunities

Looking for a teaching, tutoring, or mentoring position? View a list of current opportunities, on and off campus.

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TA Training Grants

CTL grants to advance teaching practices are currently on hold because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 response.

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Contact Tim or Amanda for more information at any time.

Tim Randazzo


Director of Graduate Teaching and Peer Learning Programs
(650) 736-7996
408 Panama Mall




Amanda Modell
Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs
408 Panama Mall