2017 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. All sessions are mandatory for all incoming graduate students.

 

Teaching Assistant Orientation
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
(Doors open at 7:45 am)
 
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 Sign-in and Coffee/Tea COB 105
8:15am-8:35am TA Roles at UCM COB 105
8:35am-9:05am First-day (of Class) COB 105
9:05am-9:20am First-day Policies and Expectations COB 105
9:20am-9:50am Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom COB 105
10:00am-10:45am

SoE*: Commenting and Grading

SNS: Communicating Effectively with Your Students

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

COB 120

COB 105

COB 116

10:55am-11:40am

SoE*: Communicating Effectively with Your Students

SNS: Scantrons, Copier, and More + Q&A with Panel of Experienced TAs

SSHA: Commenting and Grading

COB 120

COB 105

COB 116

11:50am-12:35pm

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

SNS: Commenting and Grading

SSHA: Communicating Effectively with Your Students

COB 120

COB 105

COB 116

12:45pm-1:45pm Lunch with Experienced UCM Grad Students - Provided by CETL Lakeview Room in the Y-W Dining Center

2:00pm-2:45pm

Ethics-related Teaching Policies: FERPA and Academic Conduct

COB 105

2:45pm-3:15pm Teaching and Disabilities COB 105
3:15pm-4:15pm Working with Your IOR and Other Important Stuff COB 105

 

*Graduate students in the Environmental Systems program should attend the sessions designated for the School of Natural Sciences.

 

Questions? Email us at cetl@ucmerced.edu.