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Orientation for New Graduate Teaching Assistants January 4 & 5, 2018 Thursday, January 4 9:00 – 12:00

Microteaching Day 1 (in pre-assigned locations in the Jacobs Science Building, JSB); if you do not know your room, see the lists outside room 139)

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (provided in the atrium on the first floor)

All Afternoon Sessions are in Jacobs Science Building, Room 321 Note: Be sure to sign in so the Graduate School and your department have a record of your attendance.

1:00

Welcome Dr. Morris Grubbs, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development, The Graduate School

1:10

Greetings from the Graduate School Dr. Brian Jackson, Interim Dean of the Graduate School

1:20

TAing Your Way to Academic and Career Success Dr. Morris Grubbs and Dr. Ashley Sorrell, Faculty Instructional Consultant, CELT

1:45

The TA Orientation Canvas Site and Introduction to CELT Dr. Ashley Sorrell

2:10

Introduction to Transformative Learning Dr. Molly Reynolds, Executive Director of Transformative Learning

2:30

Break

2:50

Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals Dr. Morris Grubbs

3:10

20-Minute Mentor Commons, Versatile Ph.D., Imagine Ph.D. Dr. Morris Grubbs

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3:30 – 4:30

Academic Ombud Services: Syllabi & Student/Instructor Issue Resolution Dr. Joe McGillis, Academic Ombud

Friday, January 5 (return to pre-assigned Microteaching location) 9:00–12:00

Microteaching Day 2 (in your assigned room as before)

12:00-1:15

Lunch (provided in the atrium on the first floor)

All Afternoon Sessions are in Jacobs Science Building, Room 321 Note: Be sure to sign in so the Graduate School and your department have a record of your attendance.

1:15 – 2:15

Panel Discussion with Experienced TAs Moderator: Dr. Ashley Sorrell

2:15 – 3:15

Mitigating Unconscious Bias to Foster Belonging Emily Duncan, UK Unconscious Bias Training Consultant

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 4:15

Overview of Graduate Student Health Plan Chavae L. Mock, Student Health Plan Administrator

Note: International students new to U.S. higher education who are serving as new TAs must also attend the ITA Orientation on Saturday, January 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Gillis Building Conference Room.

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