2013 TA Training/Orientation: Teaching & Learning Workshop (8/23)

For all new TAs and graduate students interested in teaching

All new Teaching Assistants, and all graduate students who are interested in teaching (during or after graduate school) should plan to attend this orientation session. This session is part of the annual PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) suite of activities offered to graduate students.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Topics include:

  • $2000 “Professors in Training” (PROF-it) Opportunities at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) – UMBC/CCBC Teaching Fellows Program
  • Teaching Undergraduates Through the “Introduction to an Honors University (IHU)” Program
  • “Teaching Disciplinary Thinking”
  • Blackboard Online Technology for Teaching
  • Conflict Resolution: What Every TA Needs to Know
  • Working with students who have different abilities
  • Panels  of experienced TAs and instructors in Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines, and for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

Lunch Success Seminar on Life/Work Balance

(Robert Deluty, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Professor of Psychology, Affiliate Associate Professor of English, Poet, and Author)

8:30 AM Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Program elements (above)

“Top TAs” will lead discipline-specific sessions at 11:45 AM

1:00 PM Lunch Seminar with Dr. Deluty

(The lunch seminar will have a separate RSVP page.)

NOTE: TA breakout sessions will be delineated by general fields: STEM and Humanities & Social Sciences. The following duties will be discussed: leading lab, teaching a class, grading, time management, and more.


Please keep an eye on this page:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/18234.  It will be updated throughout the summer with additional details, including a full agenda.

Friday, 8/23/13, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, Location: TBA


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