Professional Development

Socrates taught by asking questions, drawing out answers from his pupils to challenge the completeness and accuracy of their thinking. Here are the six types of questions Socrates posed:

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Teaching

The safety and well being of human research participants is taken very seriously at UNL. The Institutional Review Board, which is overseen by UNL’s Office of Research, handles approval of human research.

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Professional Development
Research
Academic Integrity

Knowing students’ names helps improve the classroom climate, but for many, learning a large number of names can be difficult and frustrating. But take heart!

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Professional Development
Teaching

As the semester draws to a close, think about how to make the final assignment you require of students a learning experience they can carry with them as they move on in their course of studies.

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Professional Development
Teaching

First impressions matter in most situations and especially in the classroom. As a TA, you might be concerned about your role as an authority figure.

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Teaching

One way to reach students early is to put in writing, and then discuss your course policies, requirements, tests and assignments with your students in class. If your syllabus is already written, use this checklist to test its adequacy.

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Teaching

August 2009

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Teaching

In the August 2008 issue of Graduate Connections, we introduced you to the “Next Stage” approach to professional development, which requires you to “think ahead, look ahead, and . . .

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Professional Development
Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Many aspects of the teaching assistant's rolemay create ethical dilemmas of one sort or another.

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Good Practices
Professional Development
Teaching
Academic Integrity

Research on graduate students' experiences with writing a thesis or dissertation suggests many students aren’t always sure what to expect when they begin the process. Dr.

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Professional Development
Writing
Dissertation
Thesis

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