Graduate Students

How to Enrol in the Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

To enroll in the Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 2018-2019, you must first self-register for that course.

To do so, follow the steps below (after September 17):

1. On your main mycourselink/D2L page, locate the column entitled "Help" (top right).

2. In that column, scroll down to "Self-Registration," and click on that term.

3. In the page that opens, you will see a list (one or more) of non-academic courses for which you are eligible.

  • Click on "Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2018-2019" to select it.

4. In the window that opens, click on "Register" (bottom right).

5. Enter the requested "Registration Information" in the window that opens.

  • When you are done, click "Submit." 

6. In the "Confirmation" window, click "Finish."

Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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"How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome" (post) explains that "'impostor syndrome' runs thick in the veins of academics, from newly arrived graduate students to those nearing retirement (yes, really)" and outlines several specific, positive responses to counter its often "deeply painful and damaging, almost paralyzing" effects.

"So what is impostor syndrome and how do you get over it?"

A. What Is Impostor Syndrome?

Preparing for Alt-Ac Careers

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"Why It Is Not a 'Failure' to Leave Accademia" (article) explains that "a PhD programme [is] a traineeship in scientific thinking and an invaluable qualification for a diverse range of careers" and offers some suggestions to help graduate students "determine the best career to match [their] personality, skills, priorities, ambitions and interests" -- especially if that path lies outside academia.

Each of the following suggestions is elaborated more fully in the article.

1. "What PhD Students Can Do"