Ongoing Professional Development

New Engineering GSIs are required to participate in ongoing professional development (OPD).

To fulfill your OPD requirement, you must choose and complete one of the following activities. The deadline to declare your OPD choice is Thursday, September 7, 2017. 

1. Advanced Practice Teaching 

This session offers an opportunity to practice active learning techniques by presenting a lesson to a small peer group. In advance, you will review short online videos about active learning. Then, you will plan and deliver a 10-minute lesson using active learning. Finally, participants reflect on their experience and exchange supportive feedback. Practice teaching sessions will be in the Gorguze Family Laboratory (home of CRLT-Engin). Learn more about Advanced Practice Teaching and how to prepare here

Multiple sessions will be offered on: 

  • Monday, October 2nd
  • Tuesday, October 3rd
  • Wednesday, October 4th
  • Thursday, October 5th
  • Friday, October 6th

A complete list of sessions and times can be found on our Workshops page. 
Register now for a Fall 2017 Advance Practice Teaching session.

2. Midterm Student Feedback + Written Reflection 

You may participate in a Midterm Student Feedback session with one of our helpful Engineering Teaching ConsultantsYou will work with an ETC to gather and discuss feedback from your students to help you build on your teaching strengths and improve the class. Learn more about the Midterm Student Feedback process here. 

Register now for a Midterm Student Feedback session. Then, you must upload your written reflection to Canvas. 

3. CRLT-Engin or CRLT Seminar + Written Reflection 

Register for one of the approved Fall 2017 CRLT-Engin or CRLT seminars listed below. After attending, submit a written reflection about the strategies you learned during the workshop and how you can apply one strategy to your current or future teaching. Upload your written reflection to Canvas. 

Fall 2017 Approved Workshops 


Ready to declare your OPD choice? Declare your choice here by September 7th.