Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Moderator:  Dr. R. Paul Duncan – Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School
Location: Carleton Auditorium

Morning Session  (Tentative)

Time Topic Speaker
8:15-8:30 Welcome and Orientation Overview Dr. R. Paul Duncan
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
The Graduate School
8:30-8:45 Confidentiality of Student
Records and Academic Honesty
Mr. Chris Loschiavo, JD
Associate Dean/Director, Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
8:45-9:00 Classroom and Testing Accommodations Mr. Michael Pearce
Testing & Note-Services Coordinator, Disability Resource Center
9:00-9:15 Sexual Harassment Prevention Dr. Jennifer Stuart
Psychologist, Counseling & Wellness Center
9:15-10:15 Planning for Learning Dr. Martin Heesacker
Professor, Psychology
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:30 Classroom Challenges Faculty and Administrative Panel
11:30-11:45 GAU: Creating a Professional Working Environment at UF Graduate Assistants United Representative
11:45-12:00 Morning Evaluations and Attendance Dr. Winifred Cooke
Teaching Center Director, Liberal Arts & Sciences

Lunch (box lunch provided)       Noon – 1:00

Afternoon Session

Time Topic Speaker
1:00-2:00 Your Syllabus and
the First Week of Class
Dr. Julie Dodd
Professor, Journalism & Communications
2:00-2:15 TA Awards Program Dr. R Paul Duncan
2:15-3:15 Advice from Panel of Experienced TAs Teaching Assistant Panel
3:15-3:45 TA Resources
Attendance and Final Evaluations
 Dr. Winifred Cooke
Teaching Center Director, Liberal Arts & Sciences


Optional Sessions:

Technology for Teaching in UF’s Electronic Classrooms

Thursday, August 18            10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Mr. Mark McCallister – Associate Director, Office of Academic Technology
Location: TBA

International TAs in UF Classrooms

Thursday, August 18            2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Mr. Gordon Tapper- English Language Institute
Location: TBA

e-Learning@UF: Getting Started, Intermediate, & Advanced

Friday, August 19                   9:35 am – 12:50 pm
Pre-registration is required:  https://training.it.ufl.edu/
(Also available as a webinar and at other dates/times)
Location:  HUB 221

How to be a Great Online/Hybrid TA

Available Online                     Time of Your Choosing
Register at http://teach.ufl.edu