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Graduate Teaching Assistant Training

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) Training.

Fall 2015: The Fall 2015 GTA Orientation will be held Friday, August 14, from 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. in the BU 120, College of Business Auditorium. Click here for the Boca Raton campus map.

This event, mandatory for all newly-appointed GTAs, prepares graduate students with essential information on teaching in higher education, including teaching strategies, student conduct, and legal matters. Current GTAs are also welcome to attend.

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Staff/faculty: Registration deadline: Friday, August 7, 2015. Please contact Dr. Rivka Felsher, rfelsher@fau.edu, with any questions.

Fall 2015 GTA Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:55 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome Message and Overview – Dr. Deborah L. Floyd, Dean of the Graduate College and Professor
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Session I: What You Need to Know About the Law as a GTA -  
Daniel Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Session II: Effective Classroom Teaching and Management - GTA Panel facilitated by Ella Tepper, Graduate Assistant, Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-learning, and experienced GTA panelists: Kevin Brady, Lori Ford, Donna Selch
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session III: How the Graduate College Supports You as a GTA - Dr. Rivka Felsher, Director, Degree Completion Services, Jessica Watts, Executive Assistant to the Dean, and Nerissa Laurent-Dorlus, Coordinator of Administrative Support Services, Graduate College
12:00 - 12:05 p.m. Your Feedback Counts
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch on Your Own
Timeslots Afternoon Workshops (select two topics when registering):
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Research Resources for Students, at S. E. Wimberly Library, LY 136, with Ken Frankel, Associate University Librarian, FAU Libraries

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Online Instruction with Blackboard, at BU 120 with Willie Freeman, Director of eLearning, and Julie Golden, Assistant Director of eLearning, Center for eLearning

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Giving Feedback to Students, at (rm TBD), with Gianna Ramdin, Graduate Research Assistant
 Last Modified 7/22/15