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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.
PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop Series
Come join fellow TAs and instructors discuss strategies and techniques that promote excellence in teaching and learning – bring your questions, concerns, and ideas – the coffee will be provided!
For more information and to register to attend, visit the "PIE Coffee Hour & Workshop Series" tab on the left. Click here for the 2014 PIE Workshop Flyer!
We encourage pre-registration (so we can be sure to have enough coffee on hand!).
2014 TA Orientation/PIE Teaching Conference (pdf 162.51 kB)
The Program for Instructional Excellence sponsors a two day University-wide policy training/TA orientation for graduate student teaching assistants each fall. This TA orientation satisfies the required graduate student TA policy training according to University-wide TA standards. For more information click on the "PIE TA Orientations/Conference" tab on the left. In addition to TAs, all FSU graduate students, faculty and staff are also welcome to attend!
Where: New Classroom Building (HCB 101)
When: Wednesday and Thursday, August 20 & 21, 2014
-Wednesday 8/20/14, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
-Thursday 8/21/14, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration is now closed.
The PIE Teaching Training Recognition
*If you attended ALL sessions on BOTH days of the fall 2014 PIE Teaching Conference, you have completed one requirement for the PIE Teaching Training Recognition. For complete details and requirements, please click on the "PIE Teaching Training Recognition" tab on the left-hand side of this website. Complete reports are due by Thursday, September 4, 2014.
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. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is is now closed.
Spring 2015 Policy Training/TA Orientation
The Program for Instructional Excellence sponsors a University-wide policy training/TA orientation for graduate student teaching assistants each spring. This TA orientation satisfies the required graduate student TA policy training according to University-wide TA standards. The location, date and time of the 2015 TA Orientation are TBD.
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. Nominations for the 2014-2015 year will open on Wednesday, October 15, 2014