GTA Pedagogy Conference
Each Spring the Center for Instructional Innovation (CII) sponsors a conference for GTAs. The conference provides an opportunity not only to share pedagogical ideas, but also to gain conference experience while enhancing your vita. In years past, GTAs have shared best teaching practices and attended sessions on topics ranging from syllabus development, to best practices in the college classroom, to assessment. We anticipate having presentations from GTAs, Fellow of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and other faculty. The conference will be held TBA. The conference will be held in on the campus of Georgia State University at the Student Center with a catered lunch and guest speaker. We will be running concurrent sessions throughout the day with a break for lunch. Deadline to register TBA.
Join our Listserv
The center's primary means of communication with Graduate Teaching Assistants is the CII listserv: Support4GTAs_CII. GTAs who are not already subscribed to this listserv may join. You can also unsubscribe at any time if you do not wish to receive further communications.
Please note: all CII services are strictly confidential.
Graduate Teaching Assistants are encouraged to take advantage of consultant services any Wednesday from 10 am to 12:30 pm. By appointment only call (404) 413-2542. Come to CII to share concerns you have about any aspect of your teaching.
Topics in College Teaching Series
The Topics in College Teaching Series is a forum for sharing pedagogical insights, experiences, concerns, and questions. It is also an opportunity to meet with and learn from graduate teaching assistants from across the University. These sessions are not workshops; there are no formal presentations. The intent is to promote an intellectually vibrant conversation in a relaxed and informal setting.
All sessions will meet at the CII, 10 Park Place South, Room 540 from 11:30am - 12:30pm (Lunch N Learn) Bring your lunch Click Here to select event date to Register. Fall sessions to be announced.
Legal and Ethical Issues
Please join us for a discussion with Bharath Parthasarathy, Esq. from the Office of Legal Affairs. This is an opportunity for you to get answers to your questions about legal and ethical issues and to become aware of some legal and ethical issues in the classroom that you may not have considered. If you already have questions, we would like to receive them in advance of the session. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words legal/ethical question in the subject line. If you do not currently have questions, you may find that changes after hearing questions from others and the discussions they prompt.
The Class from Hell
Have you ever been in a class from hell either as a student or an instructor? We will talk about what “the class from hell” looks like, think about which elements of the class are avoidable and which ones unavoidable, and devise strategies to help prevent the class from hell or at least to alleviate the problem once you realize you are teaching a “class from hell.”
Reflecting on the Semester
As the semester draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what worked and what did not work this semester. That is, some of the activities you planned for the semester may have been more effective in promoting student learning than some of the others. We will reflect on what made those activities more effective. In addition, we will discuss things that you wish you had known before the semester started, as well as changes you will want to make the next time you teach.
We provide assistance with:
Contact William Nichols at (404) 413-2542 or email@example.com.
Group Instructional Feedback Technique (G.I.F.T)
About Mid-semester, we feel its a good time to take the pulse of a class. We offer you Group Instructional Feedback Technique (GIFT) session. A representative from CII visits you classroom and, in your absence, facilitates a 20-30 minute discussion with your students about the class. The highlights of that discussion are then reported to you. G.I.F.T. sessions are offered to Faculty and GTAs.
To schedule a G.I.F.T. session, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (404) 413-2541.
Recognition of Excellence: Graduate students may earn recognition of excellence in teaching in higher education and have this recognition noted on their transcripts.
The following people earned the Certificate for 2011-2012:
Steve Stuglin Department of Communication Sept 2011
Darby Proctor Department of Psychology April 2012
Kaitlyn Ranney Department of Communication May 2012
Tonia East Department of Communication June 2012
T. Randahl Cantua Morris Department of Communication June 2012
Lower Division Studies (LDS)
The Center for Instructional Innovation in collaboration with the Department of English Lower Division Studies and the Writing Studio are offering a series of training sessions for Graduate Teaching Assistants, writing center tutors, and writing consultants across the university. Panels are designed to help graduate students work with undergraduate writing and develop their pedagogy. Click Here for a list of LDS training sessions. Registration is not required.
All of the LDS sessions will be held in the Troy Moore Library, General Classroom Building (GCB) Room 939.