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CTL's Graduate Teaching Programs offers a suite of workshops that we can bring to your department or program.  

Request a Grad Workshop from CTL

Student Workshop

When you request a workshop from Graduate Teaching Programs, a trained Graduate Teaching Consultant or CTL staff member will visit your group's regularly scheduled meeting to lead development on the following topics:

  • Leading Discussions in Science and Engineering
  • Leading Discussions in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Leading Office Hours and Review Sessions
  • Setting the Foundation: Starting with Learning and Working Backwards
  • Helping Your Students Check Their Progress: Goal-Oriented Assessments
  • Grading Problem Sets, Labs, and Exams
  • Designing a Learning-Centered Syllabus
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Creating Learning Activities
  • Accessibility in Action: Universal Design for Learning


All workshops are available remotely or in-person. They are also available in durations from 50-90 minutes. We do ask that you request a workshop at least three weeks prior to your proposed date. Fulfillment of requests is subject to availability.

Don't see the topic that interests you? Please reach out to Amanda Modell at amodell at stanford dot edu.

CTL also offers the following courses to prepare graduate students to design and lead their own university and college courses:

CTL 280: Learning & Teaching of ScienceThe course involves readings, discussion, and application of ideas through the creation of learning activities.

CTL 312:  Science and Engineering Course DesignLearn how to design effective course materials applying research in science and engineering. Topics include syllabus design, course content and format decisions, assessment planning and grading, and strategies for teaching improvement.


Contact Amanda Modell, Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs, for more information or to request a workshop for your department.
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