Graduate Teaching Support

If you are a graduate student who is currently an instructor or teaching assistant, or if you just want to learn more about teaching, you will find resources, programming, and more below! The Graduate College, in collaboration with the Center for Teaching & Learning, is here to support your teaching needs.

Teaching Tuesdays

Flyer for Teaching Tuesday Wellness Series

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to connect with other graduate student instructors and learn more about effective teaching! Our Fall 2023 Teaching Tuesdays will be offered in a 3-part Wellness Series. You can join us via Microsoft Teams. Information about individual sessions can be found below:

September 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. - Supporting Yourself: Prioritizing Instructor Well-Being Microsoft Teams

October 3 | 9-10:30 a.m. - Supporting Your Classroom: Fostering Belonging through Classroom Community | Register for Event Reminders or join us on Microsoft Teams

November 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. - Supporting Your Students: Empowering Students to Succeed | Register for Event Reminders  or join us on Microsoft Teams

During Spring 2023, Teaching Tusdays featured the Student Engagement Series. To learn more and catch up on session that you may have missed, check out the recordings:

Graduate College Kaltura channel.

Teaching Philosophy Support

Teaching Philosophy Workshop | Tuesday, September 12, 3:30-4:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

For individual conversations to help you get started or for feedback, contact Dr. Sarah Beal,

Grad Student Teaching Support Canvas Site

Interested in learning more about best practices for teaching? Check out the modules on our Canvas page, with information on topics such as: active learning, effective lecturing, inclusive teaching, and more. Additional modules are always being added!

Self-Enroll in the Grad Student Teaching Support Canvas Course

Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Kent State Graduate College Graduate Student Teaching Award highlights excellence in teaching and mentoring among current graduate students. The award recognizes graduate students who exemplify excellence in teaching/learning as part of their professional development and training. One award will be given to a doctoral student and one to a master’s student. 

Kent State University recipients will also be submitted as institutional nominees to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools as KSU nominees for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award. The MAGS award includes a citation and a $750 honorarium that will be presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).

For assistance with your application process, please contact Dr. Sarah Beal,


Learn more about the Graduate Student Teaching Award!

Teaching Recognition Awards

The Center for Teaching & Learning offers a tiered teaching recognition program, designed to reward instructors for their efforts to enhance teaching and learning. These awards act as badges, and you are welcome to earn as many as you would like. You do not need to be a current instructor to apply for our Bronze Awards!

Teaching Recognition badges

Apply for a Teaching Recognition Award!

Individualized Support

If you have questions about your teaching, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning! You can schedule a time to chat with our staff one-on-one or with a group. Contact or reach out to Dr. Sarah Beal (


Learn more about CTL Services!