All new Teaching Assistants, and all graduate students who are interested in teaching (during or after graduate school) should plan to attend this orientation session. This session is part of the annual PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) suite of activities offered to graduate students.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
Date: August 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: UMBC Campus, Public Policy 105
UMBC Members: Please RSVP at http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/40169
non-UMBC Members: Please RSVP by writing in the comments section below of your interest to attend the seminar
Seminar Topics include:
- $2000 “Professors in Training” (PROF-it) Opportunities at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) – UMBC/CCBC Teaching Fellows Program
- Teaching Undergraduates Through the “Introduction to an Honors University (IHU)” Program
- “Teaching Disciplinary Thinking”
- Instructional Technologies (Including Blackboard, Bb screencasting, and Bb Collaborate for virtual office hours.)
- Conflict Resolution: What Every TA Needs to Know
- Assisting Students with Disabilities
- Counseling Center
- Panels of experienced TAs and instructors in Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines, and for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.
- Lunch Success Seminar on Life/Work Balance (Robert Deluty, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Professor of Psychology, Affiliate Associate Professor of English, Poet, and Author). Register for this event using the following link: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/24706
9:00 AM : Instructional Technologies – Blackboard Online Technology for Teaching – Includes Bb screen casting, and Bb Collaborate for virtual office hours.
Dr. Thomas Penniston, Specialist, Instructional Technology, Division of Information Technology
9:30 AM: PROF-it Teaching Opportunities
- Teaching opportunities that exist with UMBC’s first year programs (Jill Randles, Assistant Vice President and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education)
- Opportunities for enhanced training with Skillsoft (Jill Wardell, Manager, Workplace Learning & Wellness)
- CCBC (Dr. Renetta Tull)
10:00 AM ” Teaching Disciplinary Thinking” Dr. Linda Hodges, Director of the Faculty Development Center
11:00 AM: Conflict Resolution
Stephanie Lazarus, Human Relations Manager
11:15 AM: Assisting Students with Disabilities
Tawny McManus, Director, Office of Student Disability Services
11:30 AM: Counseling Center
Dr. Susan Han, Psychologist, Counseling Center
11:45 AM: “Top TAs” Give Advice in Discipline-specific sessions
- The Graduate Assistant Advisory Committee (Dan Miller)
- Breakout Sessions (Discussions include: Leading a lab, grading, teaching class, time management, and more)