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Mentors in Teaching (MinT)

The MinT Program trains graduate students to mentor peers in their departments.

Mentors in Teaching (MinT)

Mentors-in-Teaching 2020

"Listening to ideas and suggestions from other Mentors was extremely helpful.  They provided solutions to different mentoring challenges and also gave advice about changing established precedents."

- MinT Participant

"I liked speaking with people from other departments to have an idea about how things work elsewhere. I also discovered new aspects of teaching and mentoring.”

–MinT Participant

MinT Mission


The primary mission of the MinT program is to equip these teaching mentors with the skills, resources, and knowledge necessary to be most effective to their departments.

MinT mentors support TAs in many different ways, focusing on the particular needs of the TAs within their departments. This includes:

  • Organizing department TA orientations or other training
  • Meeting with new TAs to create teaching development plans
  • Observing TA sections and providing constructive feedback
  • Teaching pedagogy courses and leading teaching development workshops
  • Leading weekly TA meetings and/or providing TA feedback in specific courses
  • Providing resources to TAs with specific teaching questions or challenges
  • Reviewing student feedback with TAs and discussing potential improvements
  • Leading practice teaching sessions

 

Teaching feedback

MinTs

MinT training events are open to any interested graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. Even without applying or being selected for a position as a MinT Fellow, they are welcome to be active participants in MinT. After attending the Fall Training and 5 meetings hosted by MinT Fellows, MinTs will receive a letter of recognition.

Graduate TA Orientation

MinT Fellows

Teaching Mentors will need to apply and be selected to complete a project in order to be recognized as a MinT Fellow. Upon successful completion of the year's activities MinT Fellows will receive a letter documenting their accomplishments.

Questions?

Contact Amanda Modell, Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Program, for more information at any time.

Amanda Modell
(650) 724-3129
408 Panama Mall