Mentors in Teaching (MinT)
The MinT Program trains graduate students to mentor peers in their departments.
"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.”
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