2013 TA Orientation

Teaching Assistant Orientation
August 15, 2013, 8 am- 3:30 pm
Location: COB 105 and various others
 

Agenda:

8:00 - 8:15

Meet and Greet - coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.

8:15 - 8:30 Welcome and Introductions
8:30 - 9:15

Preparing for the First Day, and Beyond

9:15 - 10:00

Ethics-related Teaching Policies: FERPA and Academic Conduct - Laurie Herbrand, Registrar, and Le'Trice Curl, Director of Student Life and Judicial Affairs

10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
10:15 - 11:00

How do you know your students are learning?

Counseling and Psychological Services

11:00 - 11:30

From Disruptions to Emergencies: What to Do

11:30 - 12:15

Panel of Experienced TAs for Questions and Answers

12:15 - 1:15 LUNCH - Sponsored by Graduate Student Services, KL 355

1:30 - 2:20

BREAKOUT SESSION #1
 

Commenting on and Grading Student Writing - Amy Fenstermaker, COB 263

 

Scantron Machines, Clickers, Printers, and Copiers: A "how to" Session, COB 265

 

Working with Your Instructor of Record - Sarah Abboud, COB 113

Power Point

Handout

 

Overcoming Challenges for International TAs - Belinda Braunstein, COB 267

 

Overview of CROPS - Anali Makoui, SSM 154

2:30 - 3:20

BREAKOUT SESSION #2

(pick a second workshop from the list of Breakout sessions above)

If you have any questions regarding new TA Orientation, please contact Amy Fenstermaker, afenstermaker@ucmerced.edu, or Anali Makoui, amakoui@ucmerced.edu.