Last updated: November 18, 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.

Click here to see the PowerPoint slides used by orientation speakers.

  • Orientation
    Tuessday, August 19, 2014, 8:15am-4:00pm
    Grand Ballroom, J W
  • Technology for Teaching in UF Classrooms
    Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00-12:00am
    Room 110, Rinker Hall

(Registration is not required for orientation or the media workshop 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
Workshop Notes
        UF Classroom Tech-McCallister
        Basic Principles of Learning-Therriault
        Cognitive Principles of Learning and Memory-Abrams
        Using Digital Audio and Video-Telg
        Learning Disabilities-Faubel
        Fair Use in the Classroom-Fruin