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2014 PILOT Participants

  • Jillion Becker, History and Government
  • Lauren Cross, Women's Studies
  • Jane Hardman Flynn, History and Government
  • Amanda Hinson-Enslin, Health Studies
  • Esther Houghtaling, English, Speech, & Foreign Language
  • Ginger Hughes, English, Speech, & Foreign Language
  • Natalie Malin, English, Speech , & Foreign Language
  • Jennifer Roland, Women's Studies
  • Laura Valentino, Health Studies
  • Carla Wilson, Women's Studies

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the PILOT program is to provide Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) with resources and instruction for teaching in the online environment at the college level.

Program Details

GTAs, supported by their home department, enroll in a four-week online summer course designed to give each participant a solid foundation in how to be/become a teacher, and core pedagogy and strategies for teaching at the college level.

The course will explore:

  • The role of the GTA
  • Teaching and Becoming a Teacher
  • Pedagogical Concepts
  • Online Course Design and Management


Graduate teaching assistants (instructors of record) who are assigned to teach courses either online or hybrid during the 2014 - 2015 academic year. 

Application Process

Department chairs or program coordinators distribute the program application to interested GTAs. Completed applications are sent to the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology, P.O. Box 425649, Denton, Texas 76204-5649. The TLT office is located in Stoddard Hall, room 313. The application process is closed for this program.

Logistical Information

  • July 28 - August 22:  4 week online program with required deliverables
  • The course facilitator will verify completion of required deliverables in the online course.
  • After verification of completion of online course and required deliverables, ($750) payment is submitted for processing.

Questions About the Program

Contact Drs. Lynda Murphy or Keith Restine by email or call 940.898.3409.

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