"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." – Abigail Adams

Grad CHAT stands for Graduate Student Conversations Happening about Teaching. The Grad CHAT series creates an interactive and informal learning space for graduate students to share their expertise and learn more from peers and experts. Each 60-minute session will start with a 15-minute pesentation followed by open discussion. The sessions will be led by an experienced graduate student instructor and will also feature experts. Graduate teaching assistants and all graduate students interested in teaching and learning are welcome to join the Grad CHAT series.



The February session, Assignments and Grading in Canvas focused on various topics related to grading in Canvas, such as using Speedgrader for efficient grading and feedback and resolving students' grading concerns. This session was offered on Feb 10, 4 - 5 p.m, and was led by Ms. S. Valli Sanghami, CIRTL Graduate Assistant. The session also featured Kim Murday, Principal Digital Learning Consultant as our expert.


The March Grad CHAT session, Engaging, Inclusive, and Equitable Teaching Strategies will feature case study discussions that address active learning and inclusive teaching strategies in the classroom. The session will be led by Ms. S. Valli Sanghami and will feature Jessica Alexander, Instructional Consultant as our expert. This Zoom session will take place on March 10, 4 - 5 p.m.

Register for March Grad CHAT today!


The final Grad CHAT session for this semester, Academic Integrity, will feature a panel of faculty members and graduate students who will share their experiences and strategies to promote academic integrity. The Zoom session will be led by Ms. S. Valli Sanghami and will take place on March 24, 4 - 5 p.m.

Register for Academic Integrity Grad CHAT!