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2016 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, and course planning among other important topics. The orientation is composed of a morning session and afternoon sessions, with a lunch break in between. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. All sessions are mandatory for all incoming graduate students.

 

Teaching Assistant Orientation
Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
COB = Classroom and Office Building
SoE = School of Engineering
SNS* = School of Natural Sciences
SSHA = School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
 
*Graduate students in the Environmental Systems program should attend the sessions designated for the School of Natural Sciences.
 
 
Time Title Location
8:00am-8:15am Continental Breakfast - Provided by CETL COB 105
8:15am-8:30am Welcome and Introductions COB 105
8:30am-9:30am Preparing for the First Day, and Beyond COB 105
9:45am-10:30am

SoE: Commenting and Grading

SNS: Communicating Effectively with Your Students

SSHA: Scantrons, Copiers, and Q&A with Panel of Experienced TAs

COB 120

COB 105

COB 116

10:40am-11:25am

SoE: Communicating Effectively with Your Students

SNS: Scantrons, Copiers, and Q&A with Panel of Experienced TAs

SSHA: Commenting and Grading

COB 120

COB 105

COB 116

11:35am-12:15pm

SoE: Scantrons, Copiers and Q&A with Panel of Experienced TAs

SNS: Commenting and Grading

SSHA: Communicating Effectively with Your Students

COB 120

COB 105

COB 116

12:15pm-1:45pm Lunch - Provided by CETL and GSS Lakeview Room in the Y-W Dining Center

1:45pm-2:30pm

From Disruptions to Emergencies: What to Do

COB 105

2:40pm-3:30pm Ethics-related Teaching Policies: FERPA and Academic Conduct COB 105
3:30pm-4:00pm Teaching and Disabilities COB 105

 

Questions? Email us at cetl@ucmerced.edu.