Graduate Students

Whether you're an instructor, teaching assistant, or aspiring teacher, the Center is here to serve you as part of its mission to promote exemplary teaching and effective learning.

CETL hosts a graduate teaching orientation each fall

Your teaching matters.

Graduate TAs, instructors, and aspiring teachers are an important part of our teaching community at the University of Mississippi. We're committed to helping you grow your teaching practice both during your time at UM and beyond.

Graduate students are invited to take advantage of our services and events for the entire teaching community as well as the following programming designed specifically for TAs and graduate instructors. For questions about graduate programming or services, please email Emily Pitts Donahoe, Associate Director of Instructional Support, at

Graduate Programs

Additional Services

Graduate TAs and instructors are also invited to take advantage of our services for the entire UM teaching community.

Teaching consultations

A consultation with CETL can address a range of topics, from student engagement to teaching technologies to grading and assessment. We can also help you review your teaching evaluations or provide feedback on teaching-related job documents. 

Schedule a teaching consultation

Classroom observations

You can request a consultant to observe you teach and then meet with you to help you consider your strengths as a teacher and identify opportunities for improvement. 

Schedule a classroom observation

Student feedback sessions

Consultants can meet with your students during class for 15 or 20 minutes to gather feedback on what aspects of instruction are helpful to their learning and what might be changed to help them learn more effectively, then share that feedback with you during a consultation.

Schedule a student feedback session

Emily Donahoe

Questions about graduate programs or services?

Contact Emily Pitts Donahoe, CETL's graduate student programming coordinator, for further information.

Emily Donahoe

Associate Director of Instructional Support in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Lecturer of Writing and Rhetoric