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2014 New TA Orientation

The Teaching Assistant Orientation introduces new and returning graduate students to the teaching culture at UC Merced by addressing important pedagogical policies, classroom dynamics, course plannig, and UCM's learning management system, i.e., CROPS. The orientation is composed of a morning session with general information and afternoon sessions with school-specific information. All sessions are mandatory.

 
Teaching Assistant Orientation
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 8:00 am - 3:50 pm
Location: COB 102 and various others
 

Agenda:

8:00 - 8:15

Meet and Greet - coffee, tea, and pastries will be served. (COB 102)

8:15 - 8:30

Welcome and Introductions (COB 102)

8:30 - 9:15

Ethics-related Teaching Policies: FERPA and Academic Conduct - Laurie Herbrand, Registrar, and Le'Trice Curl, Director of Student Life and Judicial Affairs (COB 102)

9:15 - 10:00

From Disruptions to Emergencies: What to Do (COB 102)

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

Preparing for the First Day, and Beyond (COB 102)

11:00 - 11:30

Working with Your Instructor of Record (COB 102)

11:30 - 11:45

CROPS for TAs (COB 102)

12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH - Sponsored by CRTE and GSS (KL 355)
1:15 - 2:00

SSHA: Q&A with Experienced TAs, incl. Scantrons & Copiers (COB 265)

SoE: Commenting and Grading (COB 113)

SNS: Communicating Effectively with Your Students (COB 120)

2:10 - 2:55

SSHA: Commenting and Grading (COB 265)

SoE: Communicating Effectively with Your Students (COB 113)

SNS: Q&A with Experienced TAs, incl. Scantrons and Copiers (COB 120)

3:05 - 3:50

SSHA: Communicating Effectively with Your Students (COB 265)

SoE: Q&A with Experienced TAs, incl. Scantrons and Copiers (COB 113)

SNS: Commenting and Grading (COB 120)

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