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2021 TA Orientation

Schedule:

Thursday, August 19, DeBartolo Hall 155

1:00 – Welcome and Introduction to the Role of TA
1:30 – Before the First Day: Communication and Resources

  • Talking with Your Faculty Member
  • Policy Sheets
  • The University Counselling Center

2:30 – Coffee Break
2:45 – Before the First Day, continued

  • Title IX for TAs
  • Academic Honesty

3:05 – Understanding the Notre Dame Student I
3:45 – Understanding the Notre Dame Student II
4:30 – End day 1

Friday, August 20, DeBartolo Hall 155

8:30 – Coffee & breakfast bars
9:00 –  Planning your First Day

  • Before, During, and After the First Day
  • Establishing Your Teaching Persona

9:35 – Grading Philosophy Breakout sessions

  • Humanities & Social Sciences: DeBartolo Hall 138
  • STEM: DeBartolo Hall 129

10:30 – Coffee Break
10:50 – Classroom Strategies Breakout sessions

  • Leading Discussions: DeBartolo Hall 138
  • Leading Labs and Tutorials: DeBartolo Hall 129

12:00 –  End of orientation

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Feel prepared and more confident as they approach their first day as a TA
  • Understand the expectations of TAs, students, and faculty members
  • Be equipped with basic strategies to teach, grade, and interact with students