The Koehler Center offers a variety of programs designed to encourage ongoing refinement of teaching through reflective pedagogy. Programs are available for graduate students, post-docs, teaching staff, adjunct faculty, and full-time faculty. These programs cover topics such as preparing graduate students to teach, learning to teach online, teaching using active learning practices, and improving student learning using TCU Online (TCU’s learning management system).
Bystander to Upstander (B2U)
The goal of the Bystander to Upstander program is to provide a sustainable way (via a train-the-trainer component) for everyone to learn upstander intervention techniques to prevent dangerous behaviors such as sexual violence, racism, sexism, and heterosexism, as well as practice upstander intervention skills to take positive action when faced with injustice and intolerance.
Graduate Student Pedagogy Course
The Graduate Student Pedagogy Course is an online, ten-week graduate student professional development course that prepares Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and PhD Candidates for teaching at TCU and beyond.
New Initiatives & Programs
Those interested in partnering with the Koehler Center on a new initiative and/or program can complete our form to provide the requested information about your initiative. Upon submission of the form, please allow for a 30 day review period before notification of approval status.
Preparing to Teach Online
Preparing to Teach Online is an online, instructor-led course that takes ten weeks to complete. The course covers strategies for successful online teaching and introduces instructional design models. Faculty will receive a portfolio and certificate upon completion. Preparing to Teach Online is one of the TCU training requirements for faculty to teach fully online.
Student-Centered Active Learning Institute
The Student-Centered Active Learning Institute is an opportunity for TCU faculty to design an active learning course to
- Create a student-centered environment that is collaborative and engaging
- Improve your face-to-face time with your students
- Model an educational environment where application happens in the classroom and lecture happens online
- Develop deeper meaning and connections to course content to promote learning
TCU Course Design Institute
The TCU Course Design Institute: Using Principles of Scientific Teaching to Transform Student Learning is an extensive, intensive, multi-day workshop in which you will use the learner-centered process of Backwards Design, and the Scientific Teaching principles of Inclusiveness, Active Learning, and Assessment, to design or redesign a course that leads to improved student learning.
TCU Online Boot Camp
TCU Online Boot Camp is a professional development opportunity for the TCU teaching community. It is delivered in two formats—online and face-to-face—periodically throughout the year. During the three-day face-to-face course and the ten-week online course, participants gain hands-on experience using all the teaching and management tools TCU Online offers.