All activities listed below will be in the Nebraska Union. Room information will be provided upon check-in.
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Check-in and Continental Breakfast
WelcomeDr. Elizabeth Weber Edwards, Associate Director of Graduate Student Development, Office of Graduate Studies
8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
KeynoteDr. Therese Huston, Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Seattle University
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Skill Development Sessions
- Why Your First Two Classes Matter So Much: Therese Huston
- Working Effectively with Your TA Supervisor: Elizabeth Weber Edwards, Graduate Studies
- Designing & Delivering Effective Lectures: Samuel Nelson, Center for Entrepreneurship
- Critical Moments in the Classroom: Video Vignettes: Richard Lombardo, Graduate Studies
- Interactive Teaching Techniques: Marilyne Stains, Chemistry
- Using Action Research & Continuous Improvement to Populate Your Teaching Portfolio: Cal Garbin, Psychology
11:30 a.m. to noon
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
LunchHosted by the Office of Graduate Studies
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Disciplinary Breakout SessionsJoin new and experienced TAs in your discipline and learn about effective teaching methods relevant to the teaching you’ll be doing as a TA—for example, holding office hours, grading papers, running a lab, or teaching a recitation.
- Life Sciences & Natural Resources: John Markwell and Ben Arentson, Biochemistry; Grace Troupe, Agronomy; Matt Adams, Biological Sciences
- Physical Sciences: Rick Hartung and Jayson Kempinger, Chemistry
- Social Sciences, Business & Education: Cal Garbin, Psychology
- Studio Courses in Art & Music: Aaron Holz, Art; John Bailey, Music
- Math and Statistics: Kathryn Haymaker and Lauren Keough, Mathematics; Aimee Schwab, Statistics
- Engineering & Computer Science: Chris Bourke, Computer Science
- Humanities: Adam Thompson, Philosophy; Audra Nuru, Communication Studies
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Metaphors, Messages & Morals to the Story: Jody Koenig Kellas, Communication Studies