Graduate Students

The Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) supports all graduate students at Northeastern University in their pedagogical and professional development as teachers. For Summer 2018, all CATLR events are open to all educators, including graduate students.

Whether you have the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant or course instructor at the university or you are interested in a faculty career involving teaching, as a graduate student you can work with the Center in a variety of ways:

  1. receiving feedback on your teaching through classroom observations and other methods
  2. designing and receiving feedback on teaching materials and activities in one-on-one consultations
  3. developing your teaching statement and portfolio in one-on-one consultations
  4. exploring teaching strategies and learning sciences research with your peers in our workshops [Register Here]
  5. engaging in and documenting your pedagogical development through our Future Faculty Program for Teaching in Higher Education
  6. checking out our recommended resources

Formative and Confidential Support

All CATLR services are formative. While we provide feedback on teaching and work with graduate students as they design teaching materials and reflect on their own practices, we do not evaluate graduate students and do not share information that is discussed during our interactions with those who do evaluate.

All CATLR services are confidential. CATLR will not provide any information about feedback and consultation services, or even that such a service was provided, without the express consent of the graduate student who has used these services. Likewise, video-recordings of class sessions will be released only to the graduate student, and CATLR will not retain or duplicate such recordings without the consent of the graduate student. In short, we do not:

  • release the names of individuals who seek feedback services on their teaching except when authorized to do so by the individual seeking the services;
  • release information about a service or even that a service was provided; or
  • make or keep copies of video-recordings except when someone voluntarily requests or donates a recording.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Center’s teaching support for graduate students, please contact the Center by email at or by phone at 617-373-3157.