Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) at USF are hired by individual departments/schools and fulfill a variety of instructional roles, which include serving as an instructor of record, grader, and/or teaching assistant.
- TA Training: A one-day introduction to graduate student teaching at USF. This training is required of all TAs at USF-Tampa (Academic Affairs and USF Health); contact Graduate Studies with any questions about the training requirement.
- Canvas Crash Course for TAs: A face-to-face, hands-on training to help familiarize TAs with USF's new learning management software (LMS), Canvas.
The Preparing for College Teaching (PCT) Course is an optional eight week program that was created to provide TAs with an experience that helps them prepare to become college instructors or professors. It is completely free, and participants will receive co-curricular credit on their transcripts after they complete the program.
- Instructional Resource Guide: An online glossary and listing of terms, policies, and resources here at USF.
- TA Teaching Essentials: An online course (free to USF instructional personnel) discussing best practices in teaching, from writing quizzes and delivering lectures, to effective classroom management and strong course design. This resource is available in Canvas, the university's learning management software (LMS).
- Syllabus Template: A USF-specific template with lots of instructions and examples to help you craft your own syllabus.
- In addition to the services ATLE provides, TAs may be interested in attending workshops on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning.
Teaching Assistants may be eligible to apply for the Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Graduate Students in the STEM disciplines may wish to participate in "teaching-as-research" (similar to Carnegie's Scholarly Teaching) via the CIRTL program housed by Undergraduate Research. The national CIRTL network seeks to develop STEM professors well-versed in teaching.