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Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

To help 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.

Pre-registration is required.

Spring 2017: Our Spring 2017 GTA Orientation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Engineering East, room 106 on the Boca Raton campus. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. Click here for the Boca Raton campus map. 

Questions? Contact Jamie De La Rionda at jdelarionda@fau.edu or (561) 297-4740.


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GTA Orientation Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
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 - 10:45 a.m. Session II: How the Graduate College Supports You as a GTA - Liana Smith, Assistant Dean of Degree Completion Services & Ruben Jean, Business Manager of Graduate College
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Session III: Supporting Online Instruction with Canvas (Overview)  - Presenters TBA
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session IV: Graduate Student Panel - Panelists TBA
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Your Feedback Counts
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch on Your Own
Timeslots Afternoon sessions located in General Classroom South (GS):
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. SITA Spring 2017 Course Overview (Room 101)
Dr. Yekaterina Davis, SITA Faculty, Assistant Director of International Services
(Recommended for International Teaching Assistants)
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. or 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Research Resources for Students (Room 102)
Kenneth Frankel, Associate University Librarian and Kristy Padron, Coordinator of Student Learning Outcomes and Faculty Outreach
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. or 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Canvas Workshop (Location TBA)
Willie Freeman, Director of eLearning, Dr. Julie Golden, Assistant Director of eLearning, and Dr. Judy Somers, Instructional Designer
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. or 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Connecting Your Students to Campus Resources (Room 109)
Dr. Jennifer Bebergal, Dr. Brittanney Amento, and Dr. Jeff Galin, Center for Teaching and Learning
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tips for Teaching International Students (Room 101)
Dr. Yekaterina Davis, SITA Faculty, Assistant Director of International Services

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