Teaching Support

Whether you are mentoring someone in the lab, talking about your research, or solving problems with students in a classroom, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are involved in teaching all the time. 

Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)

DCAL's mission is to facilitate professional development for Dartmouth's teachers and cultivate a community of conversation about how people learn.

DCAL offers a variety of professional development workshops specifically for graduate students and postdocs, such as: a campus-wide TA Orientation, the Future Faculty Teaching Series, and a monthly meeting of the Learning Community for Future Faculty. The goal of these programs is to prepare graduate students and postdocs for teaching at Dartmouth and beyond.

DCAL also offers one-on-one or small group consultations to discuss current teaching issues, instructional design, teaching statements and other job materials, or other topics related to teaching and career planning. 

For more information, please see the DCAL page on Programs for Graduate Students and Postdocs or contact Cindy Tobery, DCAL Associate Director.