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Fall 2008 Teaching Assistant 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.

Orientation Schedule:

8:00 am   Check-In and Refreshments
8:30 am   Welcome and Overview
8:45 am   Overview of Teaching and Related Responsibilities
10:00 am   Break
10:15 am   Classroom Management
10:45 am   Accommodations, Counseling and Library Resources
11:45 am   Lunch
1:00 pm
  Stress Reliever Strategies
    Promoting Academic Integrity in the Classroom
2:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Select one session while registering)*
2:15 pm
  Preparing to Teach
    Interactive Instructional Strategies
    Assessing Student Learning
    Teaching with Technology
    Presenting/Communicating Effectively
3:15 pm
  Evaluation and Closing at Individual Breakout Sessions

Registration Information:

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

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Registration is closed for this program.

Last Updated: 12/04/2014