2013 Teaching Assistant Training Program Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, August 21

9:00-9:45

Welcoming Plenary (Cohen 17)
Bruce Lenthall, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Dennis DeTurck, Dean of the College
Eve Troutt Powell, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

9:45-10:15

Your Role as a TA (Cohen 17)
Julie McGurk, Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

10:15-10:45

Preparing for Your First Day (Cohen 17)
Ian Petrie, Senior Associate Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

10:45-11:00

Coffee Break (Lobby outside Cohen 17)

11:00-11:45

Support Resources for Your Students (Cohen 17)
Janet Tighe, Director of Academic Advising and Dean of Freshmen
Myrna Cohen, Executive Director, Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Nathaniel Amos, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Donna Brown, Director, Tutoring Center

11:45-12:30

Penn Policies and Resources (Cohen 17)

  • Sexual Harassment – Felicity Paxton, Director, Penn Women’s Center
  • Student Privacy – Maura Johnston, University Privacy Officer
  • Students with Disabilities – Susan Shapiro, Director, Student Disabilities Services
  • Academic Integrity – Michele Goldfarb, Director, Office of Student Conduct

2:00-4:45

Graduate Student-Led Workshops (Fisher-Bennett Hall, rooms TBA)

  • Leading Discussions in the Humanities
  • Grading in the Humanities and Qualitative Social Sciences
  • Grading in the Sciences and Quantitative Social Sciences
  • Recitations in the Sciences and Quantitative Social Sciences
  • Leading Effective Lab Sessions
  • Leading Discussions in the Quantitative Sciences and Social Sciences

Day 2: Thursday, August 22

9-12 & 1:30-4:30

Teaching Demonstrations and Critiques (Fisher-Bennett Hal Hall, rooms TBA)

Day 3: Friday, August 23

9:00-9:45

Teaching the Diversity of Penn Students (David Rittenhouse Labs A1)
Bruce Lenthall, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

10:00-11:00

Discussions on Issues You May Face as a TA (Fisher-Bennett Hall, rooms TBA)

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break (Fisher-Bennett Hall)

11:15-12:30

Discussions on Issues You May Face as a TA (Fisher-Bennett Hall, rooms TBA)

Afternoon

Departmental Workshops
Contact your home department for information

2:00-4:00

Beginners Workshop on Blackboard and Canvas
Optional session. Click here to register.