2016 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

2016 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation: August 24th, 1-5pm Clayton Hall

Designed to ease the stress of graduate students during their transition to teaching assistants (TAs), CTAL offers the New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation, providing incoming graduate TAs with the necessary information regarding their roles and expectations as TAs. The orientation introduces TAs to effective practices and central aspects of learning and teaching. Following orientation, our graduate students are prepared for the tasks of the academic year ahead and armed with the resources and knowledge that lead to success. Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation is primarily for those graduate students who have been newly appointed as TAs for the academic year.

New Graduate Students who are Teaching Assistants should register through the Graduate Office, here.

Returning Graduate Students who are new Teaching Assistants register here.

2016 New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation Schedule


Time Sessions
Orientation Check-in


Expectations Panel w/Faculty and TA Fellows

Resources Panel: CTAL, Library, Student Support

2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:00 Concurrent Sessions 1
1. Effective Use of Technology/Multimedia in the Classroom 2. Strategies for Classroom Management and Establishing Authority 3. Classroom Assessment Techniques
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Concurrent Session 2
Teaching Modern Languages Teaching Labs in Physics, Astronomy, Engineering Teaching in Arts and Humanities
Teaching Labs in Computer/Math Sciences Teaching in Social Sciences Teaching Labs in the Sciences
4:30-5:00 Department Roundtables, Networking, Refreshments


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