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 serve as instructors, teaching assistant, 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.
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the Graduate School, holds an annual training for new Graduate Instructor/Teaching Assistant. This training typically takes place the week before the fall semester begins.
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers monthly seminars on teaching to support graduate students who currently teach or desire to teach at UM and other colleges or universities.
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with support from the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School and Dr. Johnny Lott, the Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award was inaugurated in 2008 to recognize the importance of the teaching role performed by graduate students.
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with support from the Office of the Provost and the Graduate School, The Graduate Teaching Assistant Award was established in 2019 to recognize the value of graduate teaching assistants in supporting teaching and learning at UM.
The Center serves all teaching faculty including tenure-track faculty, visiting faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate teaching assistants and instructors. We provide services and perform functions in three areas: support services, program coordination, and interdisciplinary facilitation.