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The Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research provides professional development for all graduate students at Northeastern University in their roles as teaching assistants, instructors, and future faculty and professionals. We provide a range of opportunities for graduate students to develop effective teaching skills, including course design and communication. CATLR is committed to supporting your success at Northeastern and beyond, and we welcome you to:

  • Participate in workshops and other events to learn about effective practices in teaching and course design and to adapt them for your own current or future use.
  • Meet one-on-one with a CATLR consultant to discuss any aspect of teaching or preparing for the academic job market and postdoctoral careers, including developing course syllabi, teaching statements, teaching portfolios, and diversity statements.
  • Invite a CATLR consultant to observe your class, recitation, lab, studio, or guest lecture and to meet with you afterward to share and discuss their observations in relation to your own goals and reflections.
  • Learn more about our self-paced Future Faculty Program, designed for you to reflect on and prepare for the various dimensions of teaching in higher education.

All of CATLR's services are provided on a formative and confidential basis.