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The Graduate Student Summer Teaching Institute is designed to introduce graduate students to the summer-teaching-institutefundamentals of teaching in the college classroom. The Institute is primarily focused on supporting graduate students who have had limited training in how to teach and who have teaching responsibilities at NC State. By the end of the Institute, participants will be prepared to teach their first class.

The Institute allows participants to attend in a series of workshops, create teaching artifacts, practice their teaching, and receive feedback from their colleagues.  The Institute is directed by Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, and the workshops are facilitated by advanced graduate student teaching assistants and postdoctoral scholars who have completed formal training in teaching. 

The Teaching Institute was first offered in June 2011, and is offered every other summer depending on funding.  Information about the summer 2014 institute is below:

Dates:  June 9 – 12, 2014 (Participants must be able to attend every day for the entire time.)
Time:  10:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch and snacks will be provided each day.)
Location:  NC State, Main Campus (Specific location details will be sent to accepted applicants.)
Application information:  You must apply  to the Graduate Student Summer Teaching Institute. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 5:00PM.  Decisions will be made by the selection committee, and you will be contacted May 9, 2014, with additional information.

Space is limited – Click on the image below to apply to the 2014 Graduate Student Summer Teaching Institute!  


By the end of the Teaching Institute participants will be able to:applyNowRed

  • Describe the characteristics of effective learning environments.
  • Develop a lesson plan.
  • Write learning outcomes.
  • Develop teaching and learning strategies for all learning styles.
  • Design assessment activities.
  • Develop active learning strategies.
  • Gain feedback on teaching skills by participating in a micro-teaching demonstration.


Evaluation and Deliverables:

    • Participants will produce a series of reflections on each workshop activity in the Teaching Institute as well as for each of their demonstration lessons.  The reflections will be reviewed by the facilitators.
    • Participants will create a syllabus outline, a lesson plan, and an assessment strategy that will be readily adaptable to any future courses they teach.
    • Participants will complete a demonstration of their teaching and receive feedback from their colleagues.
    • On the last day of the Teaching Institute, participants will complete an exit survey detailing their experiences participating in the Teaching Institute.
    • Participants will receive credit for the workshop that can be applied toward the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) program if they choose to apply to the program in the future.


Dr. Barbi HoneycuttSONY DSC
Director of Graduate Professional Development and Teaching Programs, The Graduate School

Past Summer Teaching Institutes:

Graduate Students Learn New Teaching Skills during the 1st Summer Teaching Institute, June 2011