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Orientation:  New Students & Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - Lecture Hall 1

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Orientation Goals

  • Clarify the University's mission and the role of Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Explore strategies for effective teaching and learning
  • Discuss the institutional resources that are available to graduate students to support their academic aspirations and teaching as a professional career

Tentative Schedule

9:00 - 10:00

Session for New Doctoral Students:  Pathways for Success in Graduate School


11:00 - 12:00

Session for New Master Students:  How to Get the Most from your BU Education


1:00 - 2:00

Session for New Teaching Assistants:  Responsibilities and Tips from Experienced & Award Winning TA's


2:00 - 2:30

Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom by Dr. Jennifer Brondell


2:30 - 3:15

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (New & Continuing TA's)

  • Leading Discussion Sections
  • Leading Laboratory Sections
  • Instructors of Record - Developing Your Course from Syllabus to Assessment


Tour of Scholarly Resources on Campus: BU Libraries

3:15 - 4:15

4:15 - 4:45

Human Resources and Related Benefits

4:45 - 5:00

Your Questions - Our Answers


New Teaching Assistants must also complete TA online orientation.

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Last Updated: 7/11/13