Dear Graduate Teaching and Lab Assistants,
Welcome to the latest issue of the TA Newsletter. This publication is one of many resources, workshops, courses, and mentoring opportunities provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Graduate School to support your professional development and your preparation for a career beyond your current program of study. Teaching is truly one of the most rewarding endeavors you will ever undertake, and the CTL is here to support your pedagogical development as you teach your first college courses.
Throughout the year we offer a variety of workshops and professional development opportunities to you as graduate teaching assistants. One of our newest additions to this this schedule is our Spring Teaching Symposium. This exciting, day long event features workshops facilitated by the CTL Future Faculty Fellows. More information about the symposium, as well as information about the prestigious Future Faculty Fellows Program, can be found within this newsletter and on our website. To see our full list of workshops and speakers, visit http://ctl.uga.edu/events.
In addition to these events, the CTL provides instructional consulting for graduate students and post docs; courses on college teaching; and will even assist you as you perform educational research (often termed "the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning") in your courses. I hope you will explore this newsletter and take advantage of the copious opportunities the CTL and the Graduate School provide in support of evidence-based teaching practice.
Zoe Hensley Morris, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition, UGA Center for Teaching and Learning