Writing and Public Speaking Consultations
All GSAS and professional school students are eligible for free consultations in the Graduate Writing Lab. Get one-on-one feedback on any writing project at any stage for the writing process. Or hone your public speaking skills by reserving time in our PitchVantage studio.
Writing Workshops and Panels
Each semester, the Graduate Writing Lab offers programs on academic writing and communication. These programs bring together graduate and professional students, postdoctoral scholars, and researchers who want to learn about best practices in academic writing, publishing, and grant writing.
About Teaching Development for Graduate and Professional School Students
The Poorvu Center supports graduate students, professional school students and postdocs through a range of programming that aims to improve the learning experience for Yale undergraduates, while also offering professional development to future faculty that will serve them well in their job search and teaching careers.
Learn more about our many workshops, including the Fundamentals of Teaching (featuring both interdisciplinary and field-specific offerings), intermediate and advanced teaching workshops (on topics like Grading, Antiracist Pedagogy, and mental health in the classroom), and learning communities (on rotating topics throughout the year). We also host a series of Academic Job Search sessions on the Teaching Portfolio and Statement.
Each year, the Poorvu Center hosts the Spring Teaching Forum, an event which brings together faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff to discuss pressing topics in the world of teaching and learning. Past topics have included "Teaching in the Age of ChatGPT," "Reflecting on Yale's Year of Online Learning," and "Instructor Well-Being and Communities of Care."