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. Robyn Wright Dunbar, Ph.D., Director, Center for Teaching & Learning; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Skill Development Sessions
- The Time Juggle: Navigating Your Roles as a Teacher, Student, Scholar, and Person with a Life! : Robyn Wright Dunbar
- The First Day of Class Elizabeth Weber Edwards, Graduate Studies
- Designing & Delivering Effective Lectures: Samuel Nelson, Center for Entrepreneurship
- Critical Moments in the Classroom: Case Studies: Suzanne Prenger, Intensive English Program
- Grading Homework, Exams, Lab Reports or Problem Sets: Cory Forbes, School of Natural Resources
- Writing Your Syllabus: Susan Levine Ourada, Fine and Performing Arts
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 Kyle Luttgeharm, Biochemistry; Shannon Moncure, School of Natural Resources; Justin Buchannan, Biological Sciences
- Physical Sciences: Rick Hartung and Matthew Beio, Chemistry
- Social Sciences, Business & Education: Cal Garbin, Psychology
- Studio Courses in Art & Music: Aaron Holz, Art; John Bailey, Music
- Math and Statistics: Daniel Toundykov, Nicholas Owad, and Lara Ismert; Mathematics
- Engineering & Computer Science: Chris Bourke, Computer Science
- Humanities: Adam Thompson, Philosophy; Jamie Downing, Communication Studies
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Metaphors, Messages & Morals to the Story: Laurie Bellows & Elizabeth Weber Edwards, Graduate Studies