Teaching and Curriculum Resources

Mason sees graduate assistants, lecturers, and faculty as champions in our mission to expand knowledge.

Teaching Starts with Learning

The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning helps Mason Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), Adjunct, Lecturers, and Faculty hone their skills as instructors by:  

  • Establishing an identity as a teacher. 
  • Designing  online, hybrid or face-to-face courses. 
  • Strengthening and refining  approaches to working with and giving feedback to students. 
  • Serving as graduate research assistants on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research project. 

The Center also connects students with faculty and GTAs across the university.  

Teaching Students to Teach

Professional development opportunities and resources for those who teach include: 

  • (Re)Designing your courses and teaching online 
  • Engaging students with active learning strategies 
  • Rethinking grading and giving feedback 
  • Creating inclusive learning experiences for students 
  • Guiding undergraduate students to support resources
  • Documenting your teaching and conducting research on your teaching. 

Other resources from the Stearns Center include: 

Find out more about the Stearns Center’s support for faculty and GTAs, and stay up to date by joining the Stearns Center mailing list and following them on Twitter

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