PURA is in need of about 80 graduate students or postdocs to help in reviewing the PURA Applications for Fall 2013. Each reviewer will be responsible...
In addition to regular teaching assistantships and the Smith Fellowship (described on the Assistantships, Fellowships, and Grants page), HTS and Georgia Tech offer many opportunities for graduate students to expand their teaching skills and experience.
Georgia Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) conducts a variety of programs intended to help graduate students develop their teaching skills. Activities range from seminars covering the basics of running discussion sections to videotaping and coaching of individual instructors. CETL regularly offers training for graduate teaching assistants in the use of the latest instructional technologies. The Center’s fellows program also gives a select group of graduate students a chance to pursue their own novel initiatives in education.
Georgia Stories is an ongoing collaborative venture between HTS, Georgia Public Television (GPTV), and Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) and gives students an opportunity to develop Web-based historical archives and teaching materials aimed at secondary schools and colleges. Now over a decade old, Georgia Stories stands as a model both of educational outreach and of Web-based education in history and the social sciences. During the project, HTS students locate appropriate archival materials for the site and work with professional educators to develop study questions and other teaching tools that utilize the available documents.
Several academic centers affiliated with HTS, such as the Center for Women, Science, and Technology (WST), regularly employ HTS graduate students to assist in their educational programs. Through such internships, students gain experience in a variety of instructional endeavors, such as organizing academic conferences and seminar series, running student workshops, and conducting outreach activities aimed at the broader public.
Several colleges and universities in the Atlanta metropolitan area regularly employ advanced graduate students in part-time teaching positions. In recent semesters, HTS students have taught introductory courses at Kennesaw State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Rinehardt College, and the University of Georgia.