Ask a Dean: Questions and Answers

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Question: Are there any resources for Ph.D. students to improve their teaching skills?

Answer: The Graduate School hosts a series of professional development activities that you can join. Also, the Center for Faculty Excellence hosts workshops and graduate students are welcome to attend (some) events.

Question: If you are taking a class for grade, when is the last day of the semester you can switch to audit the class?

Answer: If you are already enrolled in the class, then deadlines to drop the class would apply. The fall semester date for students to drop a class is October 14, 2021 and to use a form with permissions is November 18, 2021. Additional resources: Auditing policy and the Office of the University Registrar calendar.