"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 session in this hybrid series (in-person and on Zoom) will last 60 minutes and be led by an experienced graduate student instructor. The sessions will also feature experts on each topic who will address participants’ questions.

Graduate teaching assistants and all graduate students interested in teaching and learning are welcome to join the Grad CHAT series.

The second session will focus on classroom management and teaching strategies, and the session will be led by three experienced graduate student instructors – Ms. S. Valli Sanghami, doctoral candidate in School of Engineering and Technology and CIRTL Graduate Assistant, Ms. Duaa Alwan, doctoral candidate in School of Liberal Arts, and Mr. Alejandro Jaume-Losa, doctoral student in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University.

These experienced graduate student instructors will lead a discussion on various topics including classroom management, time management, teaching strategies for office hours, fair and efficient grading methods, navigating conflicts, managing student concerns, etc. This session will be offered both via Zoom and in-person and will take place on Thursday, October 27, 4 - 5 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Join our fun conversation!