Teach across audiences
Your Research Matters, You Matter
Because Your Research Matters, it’s worth teaching it to new audiences with clarity and excellence. Whether you’re instructing new generations of scholars in a traditional classroom setting, sharing findings with peers in your discipline, or speaking outside the academy, you are teaching others—about your passions, your research, and yourself. And as a graduate student at Notre Dame, you have a wealth of resources at your disposal.
To improve your effectiveness as an instructor, we collaborate with the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, which supports you as you develop pedagogical skills as a Teaching Assistant or Instructor of Record in your department. The Center’s research-based services support teachers of all levels, through workshops, collaborative consultations, and more. Other campus partners, such as the Center for the Study of Languages and Culture (CSLC) and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), also help students improve their ability to express themselves in the classroom.
Through the support of campus partners, our focus on teaching is flexible, designed to strengthen your articulation of your discoveries in a variety of situations. Within the context of a supportive intellectual community, engaged in contemporary conversations on pedagogical approaches, we empower you to be leaders in the classroom today, so that you can be teachers of your field tomorrow.
The Kaneb Center advances teaching excellence on campus through a variety of resources and programming. Associate Director Dr. Kristin Rudenga specifically helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars develop and grow as teachers. She consults with instructors on pedagogical approaches, facilitates seminar series and workshops on teaching and mentoring, and is the Center’s liaison to the Graduate School. To schedule an appointment, email Dr. Rudenga at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for the Study of Languages and Culture (CSLC) offers several opportunities for students hone communication skills by learning and teaching foreign languages. The CSLC's English for Academic Purposes, for example, offers English support for international students. Additionally, students can participate in the CSLC's courses, workshops, peer tutoring, and language tables, which provide fun, unstructured conversations in a variety of languages.
The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) awards funding that enables liberal arts students to learn, teach, and research outside of the University. The Office of Grants and Fellowships can help students develop competitive applications to win funding from ISLA.
Through one-on-one consultations with experienced tutors, the Writing Center helps students become better teachers and communicators by helping students improve writing projects from all levels and academic backgrounds. Schedule a one-on-one consultation or consider signing up for the Writing Center's Thesis & Dissertation Camp (supported dually by Hesburgh Libraries). A full list of the Writing Center's resources for graduate students may be found here.