TA Orientations & Training

The Graduate School sponsors two university-wide orientations for teaching assistants each August, in partnership with academic and other support units on campus. Registration for August 2017 is now open. 2017 registration link

NEW TA INSTITUTE

The New TA Institute is being held on Friday, August 18, 2017 between the hours of 8:15 (breakfast at 7:30) and 5:00 pm. All attendees must register (see link above) and come to B115 Wells Hall.

TIME SESSION TOPIC / ACTIVITY
7:30 am - 8:15 am Registration and Breakfast
8:15 am - 8:30 am Welcome and Overview of Day
8:30 am - 9:00 am GTA Role in Student Success
9:00 am - 9:45 am Disability Access & Accomodations
9:45 am - 10:00 am BREAK
10:00 am - 11:30 am Student Success Case Studies
11:30 am - 11:45 am Graduate Employees Union
11:45 am - 12:30 pm LUNCH
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Sex Discrimination & Harassment
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm College Student Mental Health
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm BREAK
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm TOPICAL BREAKOUTS
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm BREAK
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Student Privacy & Academic Integrity
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Evaluation and Wrap-Up

INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANT ORIENTATION

The International TA Orientation will be held Friday evening, August 18, 2017 (5:30-8:30, dinner included, D101 Wells Hall) and Saturday, August 19, 2017 (all day, 8:45-5:00, B115 Wells Hall). Registrants must attend both Friday night and Saturday activities. 

The International Teaching Assistant Orientation program will begin Friday evening with a special reception just for International TAs. Individuals who register must come to both the Friday evening and Saturday program. Topics covered include: cultivating effective relationships with students and instructors of record; building learning communities in your classroom; U.S. classroom culture (an undergraduate perspective); the TA Role (a graduate student perspective). Most importantly, attendees will engage in role plays and teaching practice within small groups of TAs and undergraduate students.

Friday, August 18, 2017 Saturday, August 19, 2017
NEW TA INSTITUTE
8:15am-5:00pm
(7:30am breakfast and registration)
INTERNATIONAL TA ORIENTATION
8:45am-5:00pm
(8:00am breakfast and check-in)
BREAK (5:00-5:30pm)
INTERNATIONAL TA ORIENTATION
(5:30pm-8:30pm)