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Teaching Matters Workshops: Mastering the Classroom With 1st-Gen Students ( Grad. Student Track |Four Workshops)

September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

Teaching Matters Workshop Series - Mastering the Classroom With First-Generation College Students

Description:  The topics in this four-hour practicum, "Mastering the Classroom with 1st Generation College Students", will help new and experienced instructors start the semester on the right foot, by introducing effective methods of developing, establishing, and maintaining best classroom practices.

You may attend one or more workshops on one or both days. An attendee that has participated in all four workshops within the same academic year will receive a certificate.

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in COB2-390 (Graduate Student/TA Track)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in COB2-390 (Faculty Track Track)

Times (same schedule for both dates):

Setting Expectations in the Classroom (9:00am-9:50am)

Classroom Challenges (10:00am-10:50am)

Grading Effectively (11:30am-12:20pm)

The TA Role and the Instructor of Record: Working Together* (12:30pm-1:20pm)

Note: with the exception of those workshops marked with an asterisk, audience cross-over is permitted, i.e., faculty and graduate students/TAs may attend either date listed. Faculty track will be presented by CETL Associate Director, Anali Makoui, PhD. Graduate Student/TA track is often presented by CETL's graduate student Instructional Interns.

Open to: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Staff (non-undergraduate student staff)

Please register here.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. We regret that at this time we cannot accommodate special dietary needs.

For additional information or questions, please visit our website, or email Anali Makoui (


University of California, Merced

5200 N Lake Rd
Classroom and Office Building 2 (COB 2)
Room 390
Merced, CA 95343

Contact Information

Anali Makoui
Associate Director
Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning
(209) 228-2310