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Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

To assist newly-appointed graduate teaching assistants prepare for their teaching experience in undergraduate classrooms and laboratories, the Graduate College hosts a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation every fall and spring semester. This event, mandatory for all newly-appointed GTAs, will provide attendees with valuable information on topics such as teaching strategies, undergraduate student resources, student conduct, and legal matters. Current GTAs are welcome to attend.

Spring 2018 GTA Orientation is being held Friday, January 5, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. in Engineering East (EE) Room 106 on the Boca Raton campus. Click here for the Boca Raton campus map. 

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, January 3.


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GTA Orientation Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
8:55 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome Message and Overview – Dr. Deborah L. Floyd, Dean of the Graduate College and Professor
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Session I: What You Need to Know About the Law as a GTA -  
Daniel Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session II: How the Graduate College Supports You as a GTA - Liana Smith, Assistant Dean of Degree Completion Services and Annette Casacci, Business Manager of Graduate College
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Session III: Classroom Management Techniques - Dr. Brittanney Amento-Adelmann, Associate Director of Math Learning Center 
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Session IV: Graduate Student Panel
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Your Feedback Counts
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch on Your Own
Timeslots Mandatory afternoon sessions located in General Classroom South (GS) and Computer Center (CM)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. SITA Spring 2018 Course Overview (GS, 109)
Damara Martin, SITA Graduate Teaching Assistant (Required for International Teaching Assistants)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Research Resources for Students (GS, 101)
Kenneth Frankel, Head of Reference & Instructional Services and Kristy Padron, Reference & Instruction Librarian
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  or 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Connecting Your Students to Campus Resources (GS, 102)
Ronald Johnson, Associate Director, Center for Learning and Student Success; Dr. Brittanney Amento-Adelmann, Associate Director of Math Learning Center; and Dr. Jeff Galin, Associate Professor and Director of University Center for Excellence in Writing and Writing Across the Curriculum
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.   or 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Supporting Online Instruction (GS, 103)
Dr. Judy Somers, Instructional Designer, Center for eLearning
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.   or 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Canvas Primer Workshop (CM, 146)
Office of Information Technology Staff
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Tips for Teaching International Students (GS, 107)
Damara Martin, SITA Graduate Teaching Assistant

Contact Jamie De La Rionda at jdelarionda@fau.edu or (561) 297-4740.
 Last Modified 12/5/17