Information for Graduate Instructors & Teaching Assistants
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning recognizes that graduate students often have two distinct roles at the University - student and teacher. Whether they work as instructors, teaching assistants, laboratory assistants, section leaders, etc., the Center serves as a resource to these graduate student teachers as part of its mission to promote exemplary teaching and effective learning at the University of Mississippi.
GI/TA Fall Training Workshop
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Graduate School, hold an annual Graduate Instructor/Teaching Assistant training in August. Training for the 2013-2014 school year will be held August 19-21, 2013 in the Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium.
- Monday, August 13 – The presentation will begin with a welcome then an introduction on how the next few days will be organized. From there it will move into more detail regarding teaching methods.
- Tuesday, August 14 – Presentations will centered around assessments and learning objectives.
- Wednesday, August 15 – The final day of training will bring in representatives from various campus resources and referrals.
To register for the training please RSVP.
Graduate Student Seminar: Developing Teaching Portfolios
Dr. Paul Quick, Coordinator of Faculty and TA Development/Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Georgia's Center for Teaching and Learning was on campus Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Dr. Quick presented seminar on developing teaching portfolios geared towards those looking to improve their teaching through the process of collecting teaching artifacts and discerning a teaching philosophy from those artifacts.
In What the Best College Teachers Do (2004), Ken Bain wrote, "[Teaching] portfolios encourage teachers to think about teaching as a serious intellectual act, a kind of scholarship, a creation; he or she should develop a case, complete with evidence, exploring the intellectual meaning and qualities of that teaching" (169). Teaching portfolios can also help you get a job! Participants learned about the rationale and use of teaching portfolios and received strategies and tools for examining their own teaching and for marketing their teaching through the construction of portfolios.