Teaching Experience Enhancement Ideas for PhD Students

First Steps

  • Teach COMS 1030
  • 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

  • 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 1100 or COMS 2020
  • 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 1100 or 2020
  • 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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Honors & Awards

Hudak, N. (2018-2019). Claude Kantner Graduate Fellowship. Graduate College, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Rubinsky, V. (2018).Top Paper Panelist in Human Communication & Technology Division at the National Communication Association.

Waldbuesser, C. (2018). Founders Award for Top Student Paper in the Popular Culture Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association.


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