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CTE: Graduate Student Workshop: Tips for TAs

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Sep 13, 2011 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

This workshop will provide practical advice and techniques for Teaching Assistants, Instructors, and others on preparing syllabi, selecting course texts and supplemental materials, developing engaging lectures and classroom discussions, reaching course goals and learning outcomes as well as obtaining excellent student evaluations. The workshop will also provide guidance in handling specific student-related issues including scheduling office hours, interacting with students as a graduate student in an era of social networking and other issues specific to graduate student teachers. Developing a “teaching portfolio” for graduate students while balancing academic and service demands will also be discussed. All participants are invited to share tips to make teaching assignments more effective and enjoyable. Snacks will be served.

Please register for this event online at