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2018 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
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
(Doors open at 7:45 am)
 
COB = Classroom and Office Building
COB 2 or COB2 = Classroom and Office Building 2
SoE = School of Engineering
SNS = School of Natural Sciences
SSHA = School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
 

Printable Schedule

Lunch Handout

(You will be provided paper copies of all schedules/handouts on the morning of the orientation)
 

Time Title Location
8:00am-8:15am Sign-in and Coffee/Tea COB 2- 110
8:15am-8:35am TA Roles at UCM COB 2- 110
8:35am-9:15am First-day (of Class) COB 2- 110
9:15am-9:35am First-day Policies and Expectations COB 2- 110
9:45am-10:30am SoE*: Commenting and Grading
SNS: Communicating Effectively with Your Students
SSHA: Scantrons, Copiers, and More + Q&A with Panel of Experienced TAs
COB 2- 110
COB - 120
COB - 116
10:40am-11:25am SoE*: Communicating Effectively with Your Students
SNS: Scantrons, Copiers, and More + Q&A with Panel of Experienced TAs
SSHA: Commenting and Grading
COB 2- 110
COB - 120
COB - 116
11:35am-12:20pm SoE*: Scantrons, Copiers, and More + Q&A with Panel of Experienced TAs
SNS: Commenting and Grading
SSHA: Communicating Effectively with Your Students
COB 2- 110
COB - 120
COB - 116
12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch with Experienced UCM Grad Students - Provided by CETL See Lunch Handout
1:30pm-2:15pm Ethics-related Teaching Policies: FERPA and Academic Conduct COB 2- 110
2:15pm-3:00pm Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom COB 2- 110
3:00pm-3:45pm Working with Your IOR, and Other Important Stuff COB 2- 110
3:45pm-4:00pm Your Thoughts... COB 2- 110
4:00pm-4:15pm Who We Are and What We Do COB 2- 110

 

*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.