Fall 2008 TA Orientation Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:00 am to 3:15 pm
The purpose of this orientation is to introduce graduate teaching assistants to basic principles of teaching, share information about campus support resources, and provide networking opportunities with new and experienced TAs at NIU. Below is the tentative agenda.
Check-In and Refreshments
Welcome and Overview
Overview of Teaching and Related Responsibilities
Accommodations, Counseling and Library Resources
Stress Reliever Strategies
Promoting Academic Integrity in the Classroom
BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Select one session while registering)*
Preparing to Teach
Interactive Instructional Strategies
Assessing Student Learning
Teaching with Technology
Evaluation and Closing at Individual Breakout Sessions
This orientation is open to all graduate teaching assistants, research assistants, and staff assistants at NIU. Registered participants will receive orientation materials, refreshments, lunch and a certificate of participation. Pre-register online by completing and submitting the form below. After submitting the registration form if you do not receive confirmation within two working days, please contact the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.