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Graduate TA Orientation

Teaching at the university level can be a challenging undertaking, especially in a diverse learning environment. To help newly-appointed graduate teaching assistants prepare for their teaching experience in our undergraduate classrooms and laboratories, the Graduate College sponsors a mandatory Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation.  This workshop is held prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. 

Spring 2015: The Spring 2015 GTA Orientation will be held Friday, January 2nd, from 8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. in the Grand Palm Room, Student Union - Boca Raton campus. This upcoming workshop will feature Dr. Anne Mulder, Professor of Higher Education Leadership, who will deliver a highly interactive session on classroom management and teaching strategies.  In addition, Dr. Mulder will be facilitating a GTA Panel comprised of experienced TA’s from different departments.

This event, mandatory for all newly-appointed GTAs, prepares graduate students with essential information on teaching in higher education, including teaching strategies, student conduct, and legal matters.  In addition to new GTA’s, we encourage registration of current GTA’s needing a refresher and students who did not attend our past Fall 2014 GTA workshop.

Staff/faculty: To register newly-appointed GTAs for this event, CLICK HERE. Please contact Veronica Padron-Schonhoff, vpadronschonhoff@fau.edu, with any questions.

Spring 2015 GTA Agenda

8:30 —9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:55—9:00 a.m. Welcome Message – Dr. Deborah L. Floyd, Dean of the Graduate College
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Session I: Effective Classroom Teaching & Management Strategies -  
Dr. Anne Mulder, Professor of Higher Education Leadership, College of Education
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Session I Part 2: GTA Panel facilitated by Dr. Anne Mulder
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Session II: Blackboard Training – Crystal Barger, Blackboard Support Manager
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session III: Legal Issues in Higher Education - Daniel Jones, Office of General Counsel
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session IV: Graduate Tuition Benefits 101 - Danielle Rose, Business Manager, Graduate College

About the Speaker

Dr. Anne E. Mulder's extensive career in education has ranged from high school English teacher, consultant, president of two community colleges, and dean of a college of education to her current role, serving as a member of FAU’s Associate Graduate Faculty. Dr. Mulder has been a full-time visiting assistant professor at FAU since 2009. Her many awards include the National Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service from the American Association of Community Colleges and Distinguished Professor of the Year, awarded by Nova Southeastern University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Michigan and also received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree in 2003 from Grand Valley State University.

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