Teaching Experience Enhancement Ideas for PhD Students

First Steps

  • Teach COMS 103
  • Attend G.I.F.T.S. Panels at NCA
  • Attend G.I.F.T.S. Panels at Regional Conferences
  • Consult with advanced TAs about teaching strategies and techniques

Second Steps

  • Take Pro-Sems in COMS 205, 206, 215, and/or 235
  • Submit & Present G.I.F.T.S. Paper at a Regional Conference
  • Volunteer to Review G.I.F.T.S. Paper at Next Year’s Regional Conference

Third Steps

  • Request to teach COMS classes for which you took Pro-Sem
  • Offer to serve as a TA in COMS 110 or COMS 342
  • Submit & Present G.I.F.T.S. Paper at NCA
  • Volunteer to Review G.I.F.T.S. Papers at Next Year’s NCA

Fourth Steps and Beyond

  • Request to teach COMS 110 or 342
  • Request to teach COMS class in the Area of Your Dissertation
  • Respond to G.I.F.T.S. at a Regional Conference or at NCA

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