News & Events
Congratulations to the Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients!
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Book/Article Delivery & Pick-up Service Now Offered to Teaching Assistants!
University Libraries are now delivering books and articles to your department offices.
Click here for more information and to begin placing your requests.
Florida State / Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE)
Program for Instructional Excellence
University-wide Support for Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (TAs)
To assist and support graduate student teaching assistants the Program for Instructional Excellence provides a variety of instructional support programs and services.
University-wide TA Orientations
The PIE Program sponsors University-wide graduate student teaching assistant orientations each fall and spring semester. During these orientations graduate students are introduced to FSU teaching resources, policies, and best practices of learning and teaching. It satisfies the required graduate student TA policy training according to University-wide TA Standards.
Basics of Teaching @ FSU Online Training Series and Semester Workshops
This online training series provides an opportunity for a continuation of TA training beyond the annual PIE Graduate Student Teaching Orientations. Click here for information on how to enroll in this training.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards
PIE coordinates the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards (OTAA). These awards recognize graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) for their distinguished contributions to undergraduate student learning through excellence in instruction.
Support for Departments
PIE assists departments with graduate student teaching assistant training needs. This includes but is not limited to review of pedagogy materials, assistance in planning seminars, identifying methods for evaluating a TA training program, and/or facilitating focus groups with graduate student TAs to obtain feedback on departmental TA training. This TA Supervisor Handbook (3rd Edition) was designed to help departments mentor the TA/faculty relationship.
PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associate Assistantship
The PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associate Assistantship helps to improve teaching across campus by helping departments enhance their graduate student teaching assistant training programs and establish interdisciplinary connections and community among graduate students at FSU.