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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.


The Program for Instructional Excellence is no longer accepting materials for the 2013-2014 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.


Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence

Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to join us as the Florida State University honors the achievements of its graduate students at the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence. The Celebration will take place at 3:30 p.m. on April 9th in the Great Hall of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House. This event will recognize the accomplishments of FSU's graduate students in teaching, research and creativity, and leadership.


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 May 15, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the 2014-2015 PIE Associate Blackboard site. Click here (pdf 345.02 kB) for self-enrollment instructions.


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.

If you were unable to attend the Spring 2014 TA Orientation and require more information about how to receive university-wide policy training from PIE, please email



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 2013-2014 OTAA are now closed.