Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching @ Yale Day (T@YD)

Join us for Teaching at Yale Day, an event to orient graduate students and professional school students who are new to teaching at Yale.

Attendees will:

  • learn how to establish equitable learning environments;
  • gain insight into the student and faculty perspectives on graduate teaching and the role of the teaching fellow or part-time acting instructor;
  • receive an introduction to the many teaching resources available at Yale;
  • discover how to engage students.

This program is a requirement for all first-time GSAS graduate instructors at Yale, whether you’re serving as a teaching fellow (TF) or a part-time acting instructor (PTAI), with the exception of language part-time acting instructors. If you are teaching a language course (or are a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant), you should instead participate in the Center for Language Study (CLS) Pedagogy Workshop which is specifically designed for language instructors. Please contact Mary Jo Lubrano (maryjo.lubrano@yale.edu) for information about the CLS pedagogy workshop and registration. Professional school students are encouraged to join us. 

The program is specifically designed to orient you to Yale and Yale’s resources, so it is required even if you have taught at another institution.

If you have attended Teaching at Yale Day in a previous year, you need not attend again.


Fall 2024 Teaching at Yale Day events

Fall Teaching at Yale Day will consist of three parts. If you have questions about whether you’re required to attend, or if you’d like to come regardless, please fill out this form. The form will walk you through the complete registration process.

  1. Engaging Students: A synchronous workshop on Zoom. Participants should register for one of the four sessions, which will be held throughout the week of August 19th. These sessions will not be recorded.

    • Monday, August 19th (2 to 4 pm)

    • Wednesday, August 21st (10 am to 12 pm)

    • Thursday, August 22nd (2 to 4 pm)

    • Friday, August 23rd (10 am to 12 pm)

  2. In-Person Small Group Discussions

    • These sessions will be held in person on August 26th (either 10 to 11:30 AM or 1 to 2:30 PM)

  3. Equitable Teaching Panel / Teaching Resource Videos and Reflection

    • You will view and complete a brief required reflection about a recorded panel of Yale faculty and staff discussing how they foster an equitable teaching environment, along with four short videos about Yale resources. These recordings, and the accompanying reflection questions, will be available in August. 


To Find Out More 

Please contact grad.teaching@yale.edu 

Past Events in this Series

Title Event Topic Time
T@YD: *In-Person* Equitable Teaching Panel and Small Group Discussions (1/13) Humanities Quandrangle, L 02 Friday, January 13, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
T@YD: Engaging Students (1/12) Online via Zoom Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
T@YD: Engaging Students (1/11) Online via Zoom Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
T@YD: Engaging Students (1/10) Online via Zoom Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Spring 2022 Teaching at Yale Day Online via Zoom Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 1:00pm
Engaging Students Online Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
T@YD: Small-group Discussion Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Inclusive Teaching Faculty and Staff Panel Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Engaging Students Online Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Engaging Students Online Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm