Spring Teaching Symposium

This annual symposium is a full day event for all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and provides information related to UGA teaching policies and helpful techniques to improve teaching.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Location: MLC 248
Registration: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fMQMTEHf5Zw0GF

2019 Schedule – MLC 2nd floor

9:30 - 10:00 Registration (Coffee and Refreshments)
10:00 - 10:50 Welcome, Keynote, Q&A
11:00 - 11:45 Session 1: Concurrent Workshops
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch and Poster Session
12:30 - 1:15 Session 2: Concurrent Workshops
1:25 - 2:10 Session 3: Concurrent Workshops
2:20 - 3:00 TA Panel: Making Opportunities to Teach








Download full schedule and workshop abstracts 

Keynote: Dr. Henry (Rique) Campa III, CWB, Associate Dean, Graduate School and Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Michigan State University
“Be Nimble: Building Transferable Skills for Career Success in Academic and Non-Academic Positions”
Dr. Campa’s visit is co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Center for Teaching and Learning

Annual Featured Activities: 

  • Keynote from Award-Winning Faculty
  • Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions on practical skills and resources for TAs & LAs
  • Juried SoTL Poster Session
  • Earn 2 credits towards your CTL Transcript
  • Attendance at this event fulfills orientation requirement for TA Policy 


Spring Teaching Symposium Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit a proposal for the 2019 Spring Teaching Symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the University of Georgia with the support of the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning. This annual symposium is a peer-to-peer event run by and for TAs/LAs and open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: November 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Poster Proposal Submission Deadline: December 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Workshops (45 minute sessions)

In keeping with current University-wide initiatives (ovpi.uga.edu/initiatives/active-learning/), workshops should be highly participatory sessions that foster collaboration and discussion. Co-facilitating workshops is encouraged, but not required. All workshop proposals should include a title, abstract suitable for publishing, description of workshop activity, and learning outcomes. In planning your workshop, please adhere to the following proportions: 

  • Introduction and background information: no more than 25% (or about 10 minutes)
  • Audience participation activity: at least 50% (or about 20-25 minutes)
  • Summary and questions: no more than 25% (or about 10 minutes)

Click to Submit a Workshop Proposal: Submission Deadline November 27th at 5:00 p.m.

Poster Session

Poster sessions are an opportunity for presenters to demonstrate their work in a one-on-one setting. Poster topics should be limited to research surrounding teaching and learning. For more information on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), visit http://ctl.uga.edu/Getting-Started-SoTL. Posters should fit within an area 3 feet wide by 2 feet tall. Proposals are for printed posters only. The first ten posters accepted will be eligible to have their poster printed for free by the CTL.

Click to Submit a Poster Proposal: Submission Deadline December 7th at 5:00 p.m.


Please email Dr. Zoe Morris, Assistant Director for Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition, with any questions related to this event at zoe.morris@uga.edu