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Graduate TA Orientation

Teaching at the university level can be a challenging undertaking, especially in a diverse learning environment. To help newly-appointed graduate teaching assistants prepare for their teaching experience in our undergraduate classrooms and laboratories, the Graduate College sponsors a mandatory Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation.  This workshop is held prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. 

The workshop features speakers and interactive components designed to educate, empower, and inspire graduate teaching assistants in their roles as effective teachers in the undergraduate learning community at Florida Atlantic University. Topics include Effective Classroom Management Strategies, Dealing with Disruptive Students, Legal Issues in Higher Education, Diversity and Dedication at FAU, and more.

Sample GTA Agenda

Day 1
Day 2
Registration and Breakfast Registration and Breakfast
Welcome from the Graduate College Dean Session IV: Effective Classroom Management Strategies
Session I: Teaching at FAU - GTA Panel – Real Life GTA Experiences Session V: Diversity and Dedication at FAU
Session II: Dealing with Disruptive Students Session VI: Open the Library Doors – How the FAU Library Can Help You Support Your Students
Session III: Legal Issues in Higher Education Session VII: Student Employment

Fall 2014: The Fall 2014 GTA Orientation will be held Thursday, August 14 and Friday, August 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Business building (BU-96), Room 120, Boca Raton campus.

Staff/faculty: To register newly-appointed GTAs for this event, CLICK HERE. Please contact Eileen Bustamante, ebustam1@fau.edu, with any questions.

 Last Modified 8/11/14