UF TA Handbook

Produced by The University of Florida Center for Teaching Excellence in conjunction with The Graduate School

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Handbook adaptation, 19th edition
Winifred B. Cooke, Ph.D., Director
CLAS Teaching Center
in conjunction with The Graduate School
University of Florida


Handbook contributors

The original Teaching at the University of Florida was adapted from the Teaching Handbook Template produced at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts and made available for adaptation under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (F.I.P.S.E. Project No. 116-CH700-10; Project Director, Michael Theall, Ph.D.).  Much of the information the handbook contains has been compiled from the handbooks of a number of colleges and universities around the country.  Adaptations are credited in the text according to the following system.  When “Adapted from…” appears just after the title of a section, it indicates that the section was adapted from that source.  When “(Adapted from…)” appears within the text of a section, it indicates that the preceding paragraph was adapted from that source.  Later editions follow the same convention.  We would like to acknowledge those individuals and institutions who have granted permission for the inclusion of material in Handbook for Teachers with special thanks to Dr. Mina Ghattas.


Judith G. Bailey

Center for Teaching Effectiveness

University of Delaware, Newark


William Cashin

Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development

Kansas State University


Richard Curry

Graduate School Instructional Development Program

University of Nevada, Reno


Jennifer Franklin

Office of Instructional Research and Evaluation

Northeastern University, Boston

Thomas Gething

Associate Dean, Graduate Division

University of Hawaii, Manoa


Graduate Assistants Teaching Program

University of California, Berkeley


Jody Nyquist

Center for Instructional Development and Research

University of Washington, Seattle


Pat Rogers

Centre for the Support of Teaching

York University, North York, Ontario

Shirley Ronkowski

Office of Instructional Consultation

University of California, Santa Barbara

David Unruh

Office of Instructional Development

University of California, Los Angeles


Barbara Wickersham

Learning Resources Center

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


George Yonge

Graduate Division

University of California, Davis



“The ultimate test of your classroom abilities may well be not how much you have taught, but how much you have learned and the degree to which your students have learned to learn.”

Roland Christensen from
The Art and Craft of Teaching



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