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Teaching and Professional Portfolio

The Graduate School Programs have built a library of portfolios representing each department, which are important for reflection and provide evidence of effectiveness in both teaching and professional careers. Find out more...

Writing a Teaching Philosophy

Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Creating an Electronic Portfolio with WordPress

Sample Teaching Portfolios

Future Professoriate Program

The Future Professoriate Program is a program designed to provide graduate students with support and certification in college level teaching as they prepare for academic faculty careers in their individual disciplines. Find out more...

Critical Incidents in College Teaching

Critical Incidents in College Teaching is a collection of fifteen vignettes designed to facilitate a discussion of challenging teaching situations. Find out more...

Blackboard for Teaching Assistants

This guidebook for Teaching Assistants on how to use Blackboard was created for the August 2013 Teaching Assistant Orientation Program (TAOP) at Syracuse University.  The instructions and images were created using the current version of SU’s online course management system, Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 11, which was upgraded in June 2013.  Included in this guide is information that we feel will be helpful for new and intermediate Blackboard users and TAs for teaching purposes. View guidebook here...

Research Ethics: Data Management Scenarios 

Data Management Scenarios are a collection of ten vignettes designed to facilitate discussion of questions surrounding data management and research ethics. Find out more...

Research Ethics and Academic Integrity

Guided by principles of adult learning and incorporating video vignettes, these case studies were constructed to foster informal discussions about issues of academic and research integrity between all those involved in research.  Find out more...


Mentoring for both graduate students and undergraduates is a key part of teaching and learning in higher education. Take a moment to explore this information to better understand mentoring in higher education.

Council of Graduate Schools: Preparing Future Faculty

Mentoring at the University of Washington

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mentoring Support

The Graduate School Press

In order to promote excellence in scholarship and teaching, the Graduate School maintains a book publication program providing resources on topics relevant to graduate education and the university classroom. Find out more...

Graduate School Program Videos

The Graduate School sponsors frequent programs related to teaching, the job search, and professional development for graduate students, often in cooperation with Career Services. Many of these programs are available for online viewing. Find out more...

Teaching Resources and Tips

Teachers Network

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators

Subscription to Tomorrow’s Professor

Teaching Tips Index

Online Teacher Resources

Faculty Development Associates

Job Search Resources and Tips

The Syracuse University Career Services office provides aspiring and recent Masters and PhD's with resources and information about the job search and negotiation process. You can find information about job search, interviewing, and application materials for academic and non-academic jobs alike.

Master Students- Find out more...

PhD Students- Find out more... 

The Versatile PhD- Find out more...

Keys to the Cover Letter Alain-Philippe Durand, Inside Higher Ed, March 11, 2011

Job Letter Mistakes Richard Shaw, Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 12, 2011

4 Steps to a Memorable Teaching Philosophy James Lang, Chronicle of Higher Ed, Aug. 29, 2010

Negotiate Like a Professor Adam Fulton, Inside Higher Ed, March 14, 2011

Applying to Community Colleges, Mark Connolly, Inside Higher Ed, March 12, 2014

Degree Completion Resources and Tips

Dealing with a Dissertation Committee   Fabio Rojas, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 10, 2011

Getting It Done (how to finish a dissertation and maintain your sanity) Fabio Rojas, Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 7, 2011

Professional Development Resources and Centers

Though not directly affiliated with Syracuse university the following links are great resources on teaching and learning from a variety of  institutes of higher education. Universities and liberal arts colleges alike provide insight into teaching and learning in their venues.

Iowa State U. Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching – U of Michigan

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Vanderbilt University – Center for Teaching

The Future Teachers Conference Handbook

University of California-Berkley Graduate Student Instruction

Teaching and Learning Laboratory

Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning at Brown

Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University

Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence

Center of Effective Teaching and Learning at University of Texas

TA Orientation Videos and Powerpoint

For more information on the Graduate School Programs offered click on the titles below:

Teaching Assistant Program (TA Orientation, English Language Proficiency Services, Teaching Mentors, Outstanding TA Award, Course Assessment, Graduate Assistants)

Future Professoriate Program (FPP Participation, Primary Faculty Liaison, Certificate in University Teaching, Teaching Portfolio)

Resources (Graduate School Press, Critical Incidents in College Teaching vignettes, Research Ethics and Academic Integrity vignettes)

The Graduate School Press In order to promote excellence in scholarship and teaching, the Graduate School maintains a book publication program providing resources on topics relevant to graduate education and the university classroom.

International Graduate Students The Graduate School provides many academic programs and community initiatives to support the educational experiences of international graduate students and to highlight their academic achievements at Syracuse University.