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 Pedagogy Workshop which is specifically designed for language instructors. 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 2023 Teaching at Yale Day events

Fall Teaching at Yale Day will consist of three parts, and you can track your progress using our YaleConnect Checklist:

  1. Engaging Students: A synchronous workshop on Zoom. Participants should register for one of the four sessions, which will be held on August 18th, 21st, and 24th. These sessions will not be recorded.

  1. Register for August 18th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

  2. Register for August 21st, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

  3. Register for August 24th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  4. Register for August 24th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm


  1. In-Person Small Group Discussions

    1. These sessions will be held in person on August 28th. Participants will be placed in one of two sessions, and notification of placement will be sent by August 25th.

      1. 10:30 to 12 pm

      2. 1:00 to 2:30 pm

    2. The discussions will take place in a location TBA.

    3. Register here!



  1. 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, are available on our YaleConnect Checklist – please make sure you are logged in before clicking on this link!


To Find Out More 

Teaching at Yale Day Contacts:

Stephanie Ranks, Assistant Director of Teaching Development and Initiatives

Gina Marie Hurley, Associate Director of Teaching Development and Initiatives


Past Events in this Series

Title Event Topic Time
Engaging Students Online Friday, August 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Engaging Students Online Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Engaging Students Online Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fall 2018 Teaching at Yale Day: Sciences Orient first-time graduate student instructors and postdocs Monday, August 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm
Fall 2018 Teaching at Yale Day: Humanities & Social Sciences Orient first-time graduate student instructors and postdocs Monday, August 27, 2018 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Spring 2017 Teaching at Yale Day Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm