Teaching Assistants – Getting Startedd

Get Connected

Consult the New Faculty Checklist to get started. Here you will find instructions about how to get and activate your FSU ID, get email, and get connected to the CCI community.

Policies and Procedures

Visit the Doctoral Student Blackboard Organization via the “organizations” tab in Blackboard.

Get Trained

The College of Communication and Information has several online instructional tools that are used for both face to face and online instruction. All incoming Teaching Assistants are required to view the Virtual Blackboard Training Series and Elluminate Moderator Training. In addition, a few courses that are specific to the SLIS School Media program may require you to use Chalk and Wire, Chalk and Wire is a web based e-portfolio system required for all students in the SLIS School Media Program. If you are the primary instructor for a SLIS course, and are unsure if your course has a Chalk and Wire component, please contact Linda Swaine <lswaine@fsu.edu> for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning is the place to go for anyone who is interested in being a more effective instructor. In addition to a large variety of regularly scheduled workshops on topics from Blackboard to pod casting, their web site is an excellent resource for anyone interested in enhancing their teaching skills. Here you can find resources on teaching strategies, learn how to collaborate with colleagues, and prepare for your first semester of teaching at FSU.

Instruction @ FSU -A Guide to Teaching & Learning Practices

Become a PIE Associate

The PIE Associate Program helps to improve teaching across campus by helping departments enhance their TA training programs and establish interdisciplinary connections and community among graduate students at FSU. A PIE Associate is an experienced graduate student teaching assistant (TA) nominated by his/her academic department and trained by the Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE). They serve as mentors for other TA’s in the department and assist PIE with conferences and other events.