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Teacher Appreciation Week: Top teaching assistants demonstrate teaching strategies

Teacher Appreciation Week reminds us to think about the many wonderful teachers we’ve had and how they have contributed to our academic and personal development. I’m also thinking of what it takes to be one of those memorable teachers. As a member of the University of Florida’s Graduate Student Teacher Awards Committee, I have the […]

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10 tips for your LinkedIn profile

Improving your LinkedIn profile is the topic University of Florida doctoral student Charlotte Bolch and I will be discussing as part of my talk on networking on the University of Florida’s Graduate Student Research Day. When I was invited by the Organization for Graduate Student Advancement and Professional Development (OGAP) to be the luncheon speaker, […]

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Office hours: 10 tips for instructors

Office hours are part of the college instructor’s teaching assignment and can be an important contribution to your teaching effectiveness. If you teach a class of new-to-college students, you’ll need to explain what office hours are – time set aside every week by the instructor to be available to meet with students. Departments or colleges […]

2, 4, 6, 8 — Another live-blogging update: Cheryl Pell’s design tips

by Casey Kochey and Christine Eschenfelder Cheryl Pell is the next up with more tech tips for instructors: 3. Cheryl says to bookmark some of your favorite sites for design inspiration, showing a great clip on Vimeo, which she has tucked away for another day.  She also talked about Cover Junkie, a site which stores […]

Exciting convention for the Mentoring Program

The board voted to extend the program through the 2012-2013 school year. The board voted to increase the funding for the program that will allow for training more mentors each year. The first Mentor Forum went well with 11 attending the 1st Mentor Forum. Lots of idea swapping and team building. The convention program included […]

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Getting ready for a new semester

Teaching a course with more than 250 students involves some additional logistics and planning. A key part is making sure that the seven teaching assistants who teach the writing labs are prepared and ready to go. A listserv for each of the 13 labs and a course Web site help with communication and coordination.