TA Training Schedule 2013

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 Violence and 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 and Qualitative Social Sciences
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 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 Challenges Facing TAs (Fisher Bennett Hall rooms TBA)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break (TBA)

11:30-12:45 Discussions on Challenges Facing TAs (Fisher Bennett Hall rooms TBA)

Afternoon Departmental Workshops Contact your home department for information

2:00-4:00 Beginners Workshops on Blackboard or Canvas (Van Pelt Library, Goldstein Classroom)
Optional session. To register: http://bit.ly/13nDq5M