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CTE: International Teaching Assistant Workshop: American Academic Culture

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Mar 1, 2012 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Are USC undergraduate student attitudes, priorities and behaviors different than what you are accustomed to?  International Teaching Assistants must learn to interpret and handle our students' actions appropriately, but seldom have the opportunity for this learning outside of the classroom. This workshop is designed to provide graduate students with the chance to discuss some of the difficulties they might have encountered in American academic culture. This is not a lecture: each workshop participant will identify peculiar aspects of American academic life that he or she has encountered, discuss similarities and differences in ideas and beliefs with other participants, and develop a deeper understanding of the role culture plays in academic behavior.  Discussions will be facilitated by a panel of experienced and successful teaching assistants and faculty members. Join us for a session of active learning!

For more information and to register for this event visit http://cte.sc.edu/S12/Culture/.