Category Archives: Professional Development

Oct 27 | Invitation to Pedagogy Day 2017: Cross-Pollinating Research and Teaching

The 8th Annual Pedagogy Day conference with the theme “Cross-Pollinating Teaching and Research” will be held on October 27th, 2017 at The Graduate Center. The morning session will take place in the Segal Theater on the ground floor of The Graduate Center. Lunch and the afternoon session will take place in room 6304.01 of The Graduate Center.

The conference program can be found on the event website:
Continue reading Oct 27 | Invitation to Pedagogy Day 2017: Cross-Pollinating Research and Teaching

Oct 27 | CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference

13th annual CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference, under the leadership of the Council of Presidents’ Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee, and co-sponsored by the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission

Anyone wishing to attend should send Elise Perram <> an email with their name, phone number and email address by October 5th.   Space is limited. Continue reading Oct 27 | CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference

Sep 14 | TLC Coffee Hour

The TLC invites all Graduate Center students to our first TLC Coffee Hour on Thursday, September 14th, 3-5pm in room 3317. Each TLC Coffee Hour will have a theme, and our kick-off event will provide a space for graduate student instructors to check in with their peers and TLC staff on their first weeks in the classroom this semester, and to learn about TLC programming for the coming year.

Come for a few minutes or stay the whole time. TLC Coffee Hours will take place throughout the semester; if you cannot make this one, please stay tuned for future gatherings. Coffee will be served!


Luke Waltzer, Ph.D.
Director, Teaching and Learning Center
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3300.19

New York, NY 10016

Sep 20 | Going on the Faculty Job Market: Preparing Your Written Materials

Wednesday, 09/20/2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9204

Fall is upon us and the academic job market is in full swing. In this workshop session, we will discuss how to best position yourself for the academic job market. We’ll talk about:

  • Where to find information about positions openings;
  • Job documents such as CVs, cover letters, and writing samples;
  • Letters of recommendation and using Interfolio;
  • What is a postdoc and why you might apply for one.

Please register to attend here:
Jennifer S. Furlong, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3300.17
New York, NY 10016-4309
212-817-7416 (t)
212-817-1621 (f)
Appointment Request Form


TLC Workshops on Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Workshops on Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Please join the staff of the Teaching and Learning Center for upcoming workshops and office hour availability for Graduate Center students who are planning or preparing statements of teaching philosophy for the job market.

On Tuesday, September 12, from 6:30-8:30pm in Room 9207 at the Graduate Center TLC staff will lead a discussion about what makes a strong statement of teaching philosophy and how to frame what’s distinct about the CUNY experience within the context of this document. Continue reading TLC Workshops on Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Workshop: Time Management & Goal Setting Strategies For Graduate Students


 Time Management & Goal Setting Strategies for Graduate Students

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room #C201
Katie Eiges, PhD

This FREE Workshop will provide you with an overview of principles for effective time management & goal setting based on the most up to date research. It will teach you how to apply these strategies in order to maximize study time, effectively prioritize work and improve efficiency.

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during this workshop.

Registration is MANDATORY for this workshop.  To register stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out a workshop application. The application has also been included here for your convenience, email and fax is acceptable.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present.


Wellness Center
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6422
New York, NY 10016
212-817-7020 (p)
212-817-1602 (f)

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Graduate Writing Consultations

Our graduate writing consultants are available to meet with Graduate Center students to review students’ written materials and to discuss writing-related issues. Students can bring writing from a variety of genres, including course assignments, conference and dissertation materials, and more. Consultants address questions on both the micro (e.g. sentence structure, grammar, clarity) and macro (e.g. brainstorming, organization) levels. Consultants do not “correct” or copy-edit student writing; rather, they help students learn and implement writing strategies.

New dates are posted in GC Connect.

Students wishing to access GC Connect to schedule appointments or apply to job postings advertised by our office should use this link:

GC Connect is the name for our appointment scheduling and job posting system powered by Symplicity.

Please note that you can only view the appointments for two weeks in advance. Check weekly for appointment updates. 

Pre- and Early-Semester Course Planning Support from the TLC

The Teaching and Learning Center will host an open course planning workshop on Wednesday, August 23, from 2-6pm in Room 9206. Whether this is your first time teaching or you’re a seasoned veteran, whether you’ve got all your course materials prepared or you’ve just started pulling them together, you are welcome to discuss with TLC staff how you and your students can get the most out of your classes this semester. A TLC staff member will also be available to consult with attendees who want to launch WordPress sites for their courses, or are looking for assistance setting up other digital spaces for their courses.

During the first full week classes, August 28-September 1, TLC staff will also hold daily office hours to support GC students with course prep and reconfiguration, assignment design, or any other instructional matter. Drop by during any of the times below in room 3300.22, or email us at to set-up another time to talk.

  • Monday, August 28th: 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday, August 29th: 1-3pm
  • Wednesday, August 30th: 1-3pm
  • Thursday: 1-3pm
  • Friday: 10am-12pm

No RSVP is required for either the workshop or office hours. We hope to see you!

The TLC will continue to hold daily office hours throughout the semester. We will announce the schedule for those as well as a preliminary workshop schedule in early September. 

Fall 2017 Professional Development Seminars

Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers and registration codes are listed below.  The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students.

PDEV 79400  Advanced Spoken English: Teaching and Presentation Skills
GC:  Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. 3209, 0 credits, [36616]
This course is designed to help students improve their spoken English in a variety of academic and casual settings through guided instruction of American-style conversation and direct instruction of spoken English fluency and pronunciation skills.  Additionally, students will be instructed in the standard methods and style of teaching and presenting for the American university classroom.  Students will also be discussing and learning about American culture via themes and topics that are relevant to the students’ interests. Continue reading Fall 2017 Professional Development Seminars

July 31 | Workshop on Faculty Job Market

Introduction to the Faculty Job Market
Monday, 07/31/2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Graduate Center, room 9204

Planning to go on the faculty job market this fall?  In this workshop, we will discuss what to expect and how to position yourself to be a strong candidate.  We’ll also talk about timelines, documents you’ll need, and how to manage your time when you are on the market.  Please let us know if you plan to attend by clicking here: