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First Year Florida is committed to training, continuing education, support and professional development of its Graduate Instructors. All First Year Florida Graduate Instructors will participate in the following on-boarding opportunities:
New Instructor Training: A training that focuses on essential programmatic components such as mission, vision, and learning outcomes of First Year Florida, Student Development Theory, course components, active learning strategies and understanding the Peer Leader Role. Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Monday, March 4th, 2019 9:0 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Transitions Conference: This half day conference provides instructors and peer leaders the opportunity to learn about high-impact practices within the first-year seminar. Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Professional Workshops: Graduate Instructors will need to attend the following workshops that will be held throughout their teaching semester.
- Setting the Standard: This workshop will feature a panel of young professionals that teach First Year Florida and will discuss the importance of establishing yourself as a professional, setting boundaries and being approachable with first-year students. It will take place at the Transitions Conference.
- Selling the Experience: Graduate Instructors will participate in a workshop designed to align their skill sets and functions as Instructors with their job search. This will occur at the end of their teaching semester.
Mid-Semester Check-in: In a one-on-one setting graduate students will meet with NSFP staff members to discuss their successes and challenges as a new instructor.
In addition, all graduate instructors must meet the minimum criteria, guidelines and requirements as listed here.