Workshops for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The Office of Graduate Studies will offer professional development workshops on teaching and professional development topics throughout the year.  All workshops will be offered in-person on City Campus and will also be available simultaneously via Zoom.  Teaching workshop topics will vary each semester.   For Fall 2019, teaching workshop topics include: inclusive teaching and diversity statements, teaching online, teaching statements and portfolios, and understanding student motivation. Professional Development workshops will focus on CVs/resumes and cover letters, interviewing, Individual Development Plans, wellness and time management, and more. Please contact Lisa Rohde or Erin Omar if you have any questions about our workshop series.

The EVC's office has also developed a new course in Canvas called “Teaching at UNL” which can also be made available to graduate students who are serving as GTAs.  Please contact Lisa Rohde if we can help your department facilitate access to this resource for your graduate students.  

TA Orientation

August 20, 2019

This orientation is designed to prepare new Graduate Teaching Assistants for the classroom. This half-day orientation will focus on teaching resources and policies and expectations of Graduate Teaching Assistants as well as workshops on three areas of teaching (grading and assessment, classroom management, and lecturing) that affect all TAs.

Schedule
TimeTopic
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Check-in

8:30 - 8:55 a.m.

Welcome and Policies and Expectations

  • Teaching Roles
  • ACE
  • FERPA
  • Mental Health reporting
8:55 - 9:15 a.m.

Teaching Resources

  • Canvas Resources
  • OGS support (CIRTL, TDP, workshops)
  • Departmental
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Workshops 1

  • First Day/Classroom Management (1)
  • Lecturing (2)
  • Grading and Assessment (3)
10:40 - 11:40 a.m.

Breakout Workshops 2

  • First Day/Classroom Management (2)
  • Lecturing (3)
  • Grading and Assessment (1)
11:50 - 12:50 p.m.

Breakout Workshops 3

  • First Day/Classroom Management (3)
  • Lecturing (1)
  • Grading and Assessment (2)

Register