Graduate Student Professional Development and Career Preparation

Online Resources


  • Archer, L. (2008). Younger academics’ constructions of “authenticity”, “success” and professional identity. Studies in Higher Education, 33(4), 385-403.
  • Aspenlieder, E. & Vander Kloet, M. (2014). Listen Up! Be Responsible! What Graduate Students Hear About University Teaching, Graduate Education and Employment. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(3), 20-38.
  • Desjardins, L. (2012). Profile and labour market outcomes of doctoral graduates from Ontario universities. Statistics Canada: Tourism and Centre for Education Statistics Division. Ottawa, Canada: 1-107.
  • Dimitrov, N., Dawson, D.L., Olsen, K.C. & Meadow, K.N. (2014). Developing the Intercultural Competence of Graduate Students. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(3), 86-103.
  • Gilmore, J. (2010, March). An Exploratory Study of Factors Influencing the Development of STEM Graduate Students’ Teaching Skills. Paper presented at the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kenny, N., Watson, G. P., & Watton, C. (2014). Exploring the Context of Canadian Graduate Student Teaching Certificates in University Teaching. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(3), 1-19
  • Le-May Sheffield, S., McSweeney, J.M., & Panych, A. (2015). Exploring Future Teachers’ Awareness, Competence, Confidence, and Attitudes Regarding Teaching Online:  Incorporating Blended/Online  Experience into the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Course for Graduate Students. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(3), 1-14.
  • Osborne, B.J., Carpenter, S., Burnett, M., Rolheiser, C. & Korpan, C. (2014). Introduction from the Special Issue Editors. Preparing Graduate Students for a Changing World of Work. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(3), i-ix.
  • Parker, M.A., Ashe, D., Boersma, J., Hicks, R. & Bennett, V. (2015). Good Teaching Starts Here: Applied  Learning at the Graduate Teaching  Assistant Institute. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(3), 68-83.
  • Porter, S.D. & Phelps, J.M. (2014). Beyond Skills: An Integrative Approach to Doctoral Student Preparation for Diverse Careers. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(3), 54-67.
  • Postareff, L., Lindblom-Ylanne, S. & Nevgi, A. (2008). A follow-up study of the effect of pedagogical training on teaching in higher education. High Educ, 56, 29–43.
  • Rolheiser, C., Seifert, T., McCloy, C., Gravestock, P., Stewart, G., Greenleaf, E., Burnett, M., Carpenter, S., Pottruff, B., & McKean, S. (2013). Developing Teaching Assistants as Members of the University Teaching Team. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
  • Starr, L.J. & DeMartini, A. (2015). Addressing the Needs of Doctoral Students as Academic Practitioners: A Collaborative Inquiry on Teaching in Higher Education. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(3), 68-83.
  • So You Want to Earn a PhD? The Attractions, Realities, and Outcomes of Pursuing a Doctorate (Maldonado, Wiggers, & Arnold, 2013)
  • Teaching Philosophies Reconsidered: A Conceptual Model for the Development and Evaluation of Teaching Philosophy Statements (Schonwetter, Sokal, Friesen, & Taylor, 2013).
  • Troop, M.A.C., Waller, L.E. & Aspenlieder, E. (2015). Developing Graduate Students’ Self-Efficacy with Learner-Centred Lecturing. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(3), 15-33.
  • Valuing and Evaluating Teaching in Academic Hiring: A Multidisciplinary, Cross-Institutional Study (Meizlish & Kaplan, 2008)
  • Denecke, et al., Professional development: Shaping effective programs for STEM graduate students (2017)
  • Connoly, M.R. et al. (2016). Building a better future STEM faculty: How doctoral teaching programs can improve undergraduate education. 
  • Longitudinal Study of Future STEM Scholars, University of Wisconsin Madison.
  • National Academies Press. (2016). Acdemic Communicating Chemistry: A Framework for Sharing Science: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide. 
  • National Academies Press. (2016). Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments.
  • Kober, L. (2015.) Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering.