TAO 2018

2018 Teaching Assistant Orientation

A half day event held every August to provide information and resources to new graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs). Transitioning into the role of a new Graduate Teaching Assistant can often create feelings of uncertainty. The Graduate TA orientation is designed to ease the stress of this transition by providing incoming graduate TAs with necessary information regarding what to expect. The event helps orient TAs to their instructional roles and responsibilities at the University of Delaware and introduces them to effective practices and central aspects of learning and teaching.

The scenarios that were played out were extremely helpful. I learned more about FERPA, what to do before, during and after a student is observed being academically dishonest, and also how to make ice breakers not the most torturing aspect of a session.

2018 TAO Schedule Monday August 20th

TIME SESSIONS ROOMS
12:30-1:00 Orientation Registration Smith Hall Entrance
1:00-1:45 Plenary Session Smith Hall
Speakers: CTAL, Doug Doren (VP OGPE), Tracy Quan (LLCU), (Graduate Student, Chemistry)BR/>Agenda: Welcome, High-Impact Practices, Engaging with Students Smith 130
1:55-2:40 Breakout Sessions I Gore Classrooms
Classroom Authority & Community Classroom Assessment Techniques & Student Feedback Guest Lectures & Office Hours 1st Floor of Gore
Facilitators: TBD Facilitators: TBD Facilitators: TBD
Rm Gore 103 Rm Gore 104 Rm Gore 116
* Tag: First Time * Tag: Everyone * Tag: Everyone Rm TBD
2:50-3:35 Skill-Specific Sessions 1 Gore Classrooms
Grading Exams Grading Writing Grading and Setting-up Labs (x2)
Facilitators: TBD Facilitators: TBD Facilitators: TBD
Room: TBD Room: TBD Room: TBD
3:45-4:30 Breakout Sessions II Gore Classrooms
Communicating Clearly/Establishing Boundaries Time Management What is Critical Thinking & How Can I Help My Students Use It?
Facilitator: TBD Facilitator: TBD Facilitator: TBD
* Tag: First Time * Tag: Everyone * Tag: Some Experience Rm TBD
4:30-5:00 Ice Cream Social - Informal time with TA Fellows Gore Rotunda
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