Bass Instructional Fellowship Program
This program provides endowed fellowships for graduate students to gain high-quality teaching experience as instructors of record, instructional teaching assistants, and digital education fellows.
Certificate in College Teaching
This program prepares PhD students to teach in a university setting and provides formal documentation upon completion, which helps make makes the students more competitive when applying for faculty positions.
College Teaching Workshops
These workshops are open to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. Speakers address topics relevant to classroom teaching, dealing with students, or faculty life and career paths.
Emerging Leaders Institute
This 8-week program helps Graduate School students and postdocs develop competencies in communication, self-awareness, professional adaptability, interdisciplinary teamwork, and leadership, leading to a certificate of completion.
Master's Students Workshops
Each semester, The Graduate School offers several workshops specifically designed for students in the school’s research master’s programs as part of the Professional Development Series.
Mentoring is vital to graduate students’ success, and The Graduate School is committed to cultivating a culture of mentoring in graduate education at Duke. Check out our collection of mentoring advice, resources, and toolkit.
Preparing Future Faculty
This yearlong program provides graduate students and postdocs with workshops and mentors to prepare them for the multiple roles they may have to play as faculty members at a variety of academic institutions.
Professional Development Series
This series of one-off talks, workshops, and events helps students identify and develop transferable skills to prepare them for careers in academia, industry, government, nonprofit, and entrepreneurship.
Responsible Conduct of Research
All Graduate School master’s students are required to complete four hours of RCR training during their orientation. All Ph.D. students must complete 12 or 18 hours in their first four years of study, depending on their discipline.
Senior Leadership Insights
This ongoing series of 30-minute online conversations features alumni reflecting on the role that their Duke education played in their careers, facilitated by faculty and current students.
The Graduate School collaborates closely with campus partners to offer workshops, consulting, and support to complement the training that graduate student teaching assistants receive from their departments and programs.
The Graduate School and its partners offer writing support such as academic courses, writing spaces, writing consultations, online resources, and additional support for international students.