Bok staff are happy to meet with graduate student teachers one-on-one to talk through specific issues of interest. Among the things with which we can help are:
- Lesson planning. If you would like to go beyond the advice we offer at the Fall Teaching Conference, Winter Teaching Week, in our Hit the Ground Running handbook, and in our Bok Seminars, please feel free to make an appointment.
- Course and assignment design. If you are designing your own assignments, struggling to interpret someone else’s assignments, or assembling an entire syllabus, and have read through our Online Resources on Course Design, we would be happy to consult with you.
- Teaching and the job market. If you are a job candidate and would like advice about your teaching statement and/or teaching portfolio, we encourage you to take our Bok Seminar on "Teaching and the Job Market" (offered every summer and fall), and to read our Online Resources about teaching statements and teaching portfolios. If you would like further assistance, however, our staff and fellows can meet with you for a brief one-on-one consultation.
- Challenging situations. We are also happy to consult with graduate student teachers who are experiencing challenging situations that arise with students or within teaching teams. We can offer advice and a sympathetic ear, and we can connect you with other useful resources as appropriate, like GSAS Student Affairs.