GTA Academy 2013-2014
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning and
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
Graduate Teaching Assistant Academy
The Graduate Teaching Academy is designed to assist Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to develop knowledge, skills, and excellence in classroom teaching. The 2013-14 Academy will cover these topics:
- Welcome Session: Collaborative Student Work
- Creating a Civil Classroom Culture: Classroom Management Strategies
- Designing Activities, Assignments and Projects to Stimulate Critical Thinking
- Classroom Assessment Techniques and Active Learning
- Active Learning and Productive Discussions
- Constructing Your Philosophy of Teaching Statement
- Creating a Learning-Centered Syllabus
- Teaching for your Peers: Micro-Teaching and Peer Feedback Session
- Strategies for Using Rubrics as a Form of Assessment
The academy will meet about once a month, usually on Wednesdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM, five times during the fall semester and four times in spring semester. Dinner will be served. Engaged learning will be lively and interactive; the faculty for the program will include distinguished teachers.
All graduate students are encouraged to apply, though graduate students who currently have, have had, or will have a teaching assistantship will receive priority. In addition to completing the application form and a brief interest statement, students are required to have their graduate program director or chair send an e-mail to the Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Dr. Beth Boehm, indicating approval of the student’s participation in the academy.
Participation in the Graduate Teaching Academy will be limited and competitive, with priority given to both disciplinary diversity of participants. GTAs who are accepted into the academy and attend at least 7 of 9 sessions will receive a Graduate Teaching Academy certificate and be able to apply for travel funds for professional development.