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CTE Graduate Student Seminar: Effective & Engaging Instruction, Tips for TAs - 2:30-4:00

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Oct 19, 2009
In this seminar, Grace Wetzel, winner of USC’s 2009 Outstanding Teaching Assistant award, will speak to a variety of issues and questions confronted by TAs and early career faculty. This presentation will overview the lesson planning process, as well as pinpoint methods for engaging students in the classroom. It will also discuss ways in which to innovate/invigorate course material to make it relevant to students’ lives. Finally, it will conclude with a group conversation about balancing teaching with scholarship and other academic demands. About the Presenter: Grace Wetzel is a PhD Candidate at the University of South Carolina, specializing in American Literature and Composition and Rhetoric. Her dissertation examines literary and nonliterary representations of women's homelessness during the American Industrial Era. She has served as the Assistant Director of First Year English, and has published on Hardy and Cather. This seminar is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, visit To request a reminder for this event, email or call 803-777-8322.