Last updated: August 11, 2014

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UF's Teaching Handbook


2014 TA Handbook
Teaching at the University of Florida describes expectations of and resources available to UF's TAs.
  • Part One: The TA's Role on Campus
  • Part Two: The TA as Teacher
  • Part Three: Teaching and Learning Resources

Click here to download the teaching assistant handbook for 2014-2015 (new window, size 1,809K).

Teaching More Effectively Workshop Series


Sponsored by the Graduate School & the Teaching Center


Free workshops for teaching assistants and other graduate students who want to improve their instructional skills are conducted each semester.  There are two strands of workshops: "Improving Your Teaching" and "Using Technology to Enhance Learning."  Certificates of participation are given for attending each workshop strand (one for pedagogy and another for teaching with technology).

Click here to read the workshop descriptions and register online.

Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants
(required of all new TA's)

Click here to view the orientation program.

  • Orientation
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:15am-4pm
    Carleton Auditorium


    Optional Sessions:

    Technology for Teaching in UF’s Electronic Classrooms

    Thursday, August 21           10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Rinker Hall 110

    Sakai I:  Intro to UF’s Sakai e-Learning Course Management System

    Friday, August 22                 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location:  HUB 221

    Canvas:  Course Management for Distance Education Courses

    Friday, August 22                   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Location:  HUB 221

(Registration is not required for orientation or the media workshops listed above.)

Teaching Awards

Each year a committee (administered by the Graduate School) selects graduate teaching assistants to be recognized for their excellence in teaching, with the highest ranked graduate assistants receiving the Calvin A. VanderWerf award.  Click here for to view current and previous Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards.

Online Resources

UF Handbook on Testing and Grading (pdf)
Leading Discussions
Syllabus Design
2013 Fall Workshop Notes
        UF Classroom Tech
        Basic Principles of Learning