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Graduate Student Teaching and Learning Series - Fall 2014

This series of workshops is designed to address a spectrum of teaching topics of interest to graduate students with teaching assignments. Advanced graduate students with significant success in teaching lead many of these workshops. Other session leaders include faculty, staff, and administrators with specific expertise. Each workshop is accompanied by a light meal, and all graduate assistants are encouraged to attend.

Registration is requested to assist with meal and session planning.

Please feel free to hang out for 30 minutes at the end of each seminar to network with presenters and peers.​

 

Fall 2014 Graduate Assistant Seminar Series

 

To register for these sessions, go here.

Session 1: Are You Ready?

Monday, September 8

Noon - 1:00 pm, Lunch Provided, Coe Library Room 506

Whether you’re the instructor of record, assisting a professor, or teaching a lab, the first days of class can be daunting, especially if you are not an experienced instructor. During this seminar, we will focus on three important aspects of teaching that new instructors should consider: How to create the classroom climate you want from day one; how to establish authority; and how to think about realistic expectations for the semester.

 

Session 2: Communication in the Life of a G.A.

Thursday, October 16

Noon – 1:00 pm, Lunch Provided, Coe Library Room 506

There are many communication situations that G.A.s are faced with every day that may differ from those you dealt with as an undergraduate; these include writing professional e-mails, conducting office hours, or even teaching a class.  What subtle messages are you conveying through your verbal, nonverbal and written communication?  Are you sending the intended signals?  During this seminar, you will learn how to convey professional messages verbally, through your body language, and through the written word.

 

Session 3: Effective Grading Methods

Tuesday, November 18

Noon – 1:00 pm, Lunch Provided, Coe Library Room 506

It’s that time of year again. Do you find yourself worrying about the stacks of papers on your desk waiting to be graded– but find yourself procrastinating, nonetheless? Or are you spending hours grading assignments, while worrying about the consistency of your scoring? If so, then we’ve got some tips for you.  In this seminar, you will gain knowledge of effective grading methods that will allow you to give constructive feedback to students, while preserving your sanity and your time.

 

Please feel free to hang out for 30 minutes at the end of each seminar to network with presenters and peers.​

To register for these sessions, go here.

 

 



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