The Graduate School honors excellence in graduate teaching and professional development
On April 22, 2009, the Graduate School recognized graduate students who have completed the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) and the Preparing the Professoriate (PTP) programs. Nearly 70 colleagues, friends, family members, faculty, and staff attended the ice cream social to celebrate NC State’s commitment to teaching excellence and professional development opportunities for graduate students.
Provost Larry Nielsen congratulated the students and stated, “Teaching is at the core of the mission of the university.” He explained how important it is to take time to recognize graduate students who have teaching responsibilities and who have spent additional time beyond their own coursework and research learning how to teach effectively.
Dr. Duane Larick, Dean of the Graduate School, highlighted the importance of offering training, support, and professional development opportunities for graduate students through the Preparing Future Leaders initiative. Larick noted, “The Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) initiative is the jewel of the Graduate School.” He described the overall growth and success of the PFL initiative, which has delivered 116 professional development workshops and seminars to more than 2,100 graduate students since it was established in 2007.
Provost Nielsen and Dean Larick recognized 31 students who have successfully completed the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching program and honored 18 students who successfully completed the Preparing the Professoriate program. Both of these programs are part of the Graduate School’s Preparing Future Leaders initiative, designed to offer training, support, and professional development experiences for graduate students.
2008-2009 CoAT Graduates
2008-2009 PTP Fellows
For more information, visit the Graduate School’s Preparing Future Leaders web site:
Dr. Melissa Bostrom
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