Graduate Assistant Resources
- Mandatory subsidized health insurance
- Library proxy form for graduate research assistants. GRAs, print one out for your faculty research supervisor asap, get their signature, and submit to the library’s circulation desk, so you can check out and reserve materials on your supervisor’s behalf (and not have to pay late fees like you might if they were checked out under your name
Graduate Teaching Assistant Resources
GSU’s Center for Instructional Innovation is a tremendous source of information on using technology in your teaching, from using D2L to podcasting to developing online courses.
Fair use checklist for GTAs. If you’re putting anything on library reserve, or D2L for your own courses, be sure to fill out this form (and keep it for your records) for every item you’re making available. If it doesn’t fall within the fair use guidelines set out by the form, consult your COMM 8035 instructor, a research librarian, or your advisor for advice.
The Center for Instructional Innovation and the GTA Resource Team have created a set of resources for faculty who prepare graduate teaching assistants at Georgia State University, many of which GTAs themselves might find helpful, including
- GSU teaching policies
- Graduate Assistantship Policy, College of the Arts
- Tomorrow’s Professor (this particular posting is on writing a teaching philosophy)
Resources for Graduate Student Success
- MOOSTI: browser-based Pomodoro-inspired time management tool, one of many. For iOS, 30/30 is nice (and free).
- How to read for graduate school (Miriam Sweeney)
- The Chronicle of Higher Education (library’s subscription)
- An Open Letter to New Graduate Students (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
- Booth, The Craft of Research
- Peters, Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D.
- Kelsky, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job (and see her blog)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed guidance on writing the CV
- Learning the Ropes as an International Graduate Student, by Karen Kelsey (The Professor Is In)
General Research Resources
- Inside Higher Ed
- ProfHacker blog
- Sterneworks, Jonathan Sterne’s archive of academia professionalization resources
- Tomorrow’s Professor blog from Stanford (also a listserv)
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- Film Studies for Free (well-curated, wide-ranging blog by Catherine Grant)
- The University of Chicago :: Theories of Media :: Keywords Glossary
- Cinematic video essays on VIMEO (like this collection, or this one)
- Table of contents alerts: start by searching for your favorite journal, end up at the publisher’s site where you can select TOC alerts from all its relevant journals, a great way to see what the conversations in the field are today
- Listservs: Join and try some for a week or two. Most have options for frequency of updates (daily, weekly digests, etc.) You can always unsubscribe and check their archives as needed, if the mail gets overwhelming.
- litsci-l – Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (Georgia Tech-based)
- Visibleevidence (documentary studies);
- PCA/ACA (Pop Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.);
- SCSMI (Society for the Cognitive Study of Moving Images
- Frameworks (experimental media);
- Screen Industries Special Interest Group (SISIG);
- Media-Arts-and-Dance (UK-based)
- ARRAYLIST: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/arraylist
Society for Music Theory’s Film and Media Interest Group: https://societymusictheory.org/societies/interest/fmig#listserv
- Calls for Papers: check these for film, TV, new media, game studies, social media, but also check adjacent fields (ecology, psychology, cultural studies, philosophy — these and many other fields may intersect with your specific interests) or more general fields (humanities, history, arts & literature). CFPlist.com is good, as is Penn’s list.
- Audiovisual Essays –– how to create them and teach with them