Who is responsible for updating information for websites?
Each unit has different people who manage updates
Graduate Professional Development Programs
What sessions are available, in person or online? (workshops, webinars, blog, etc.)
TA Conferences (September and January)
Graduate Student Teaching ProD Certificate (non-credit)
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Graduate Certificate (credit) http://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/ta/pro-d/programs/lathe/index.php
Teaching Assistant Consultant Program (TAC) http://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/ta/pro-d/programs/tac/index.php
Time Management Module http://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/ta/resources/online/index.php
Pathways to Success Grad ProD
Are there sessions specifically for international students?
International TA Conference and workshop series
Are there mentorship or internships opportunities included in the program?
Through our LATHE (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) Certificate program, students have access to several mentors
What skills or competencies do the sessions focus on?
Each program has different skills and competencies; by accessing the web links above, each program states what these are
List sessions by topic and identify those in highest demand.
Interest is spread among the sessions and generally there is high interest in all of them
Who is eligible for sessions? (students, postdocs, alumni, etc.)
LATHE is restricted to PhD students.
All other programs are open to all grad students and post docs
Are professional development programs mandatory for students to graduate; or are they part of a student-supervisor checklist?
No not mandatory
Does the program offer academic credit or formal recognition (badges, certificates, etc.) to participants?
LATHE is a graduate certificate and for credit.
Other programs have badges or certificates (non-credit) attached to them
Who develops and delivers the sessions? (graduate studies, other departments, students, professors, alumni, external organizations, etc.)
The LTC for all of our offerings
How are the sessions promoted?
Through email and web site
How do participants register? (through a centralized system or a partner company)
Through a centralized system at the LTC
Is there additional cost or fees for registrants?
Only for the LATHE program
How many sessions run each year?
217 workshops annually at the LTC, with graduate students making up a large portion of the attendees
How many staff members are involved in administering the central sessions?
LTC about 7
What are the registration capacities and participation rates? (per each session, total enrolment, breakdown in number of students/ postdocs/alumni, breakdown by faculty etc.)
Per session averages about 10
How is participation in sessions tracked?
Through registration system
Is there information available to measure the effectiveness of attending sessions and securing employment after graduation?
LATHE issues a survey once a year to graduates
Do departments offer professional development programs internally? If so, which?
The TAC program is centrally run out of the LTC but is departmentally based
Are there collaborative offerings between departments and the graduate professional development program office?
Through the TAC program
Do you incorporate labor market information and outcomes into the development of specific components of graduate professional development programs?
Do you incorporate strategies for developing positive relationships with employers?
Is there any additional information you would like to share?
Canadian Association for Graduate Studies
The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) was founded in 1962 to promote graduate education and university research through meetings, publications and advocacy. The Association brings together 58 Canadian universities with graduate programs and the three federal research-granting agencies, as well as other institutions and organizations having an interest in graduate studies.