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Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Moderator:  Dr. R. Paul Duncan – Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School
Location: Carleton Auditorium

Morning Session

Time Topic Speaker
8:15-8:30 Welcome and Orientation Overview Dr. R. Paul Duncan
Senior Associate Dean
Graduate School
8:30-8:45 Confidentiality of Student
Records and Academic Honesty
Ms. Pamela Malyk
Interim Director
Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
8:45-9:00 Classroom and Testing Accommodations Mr. Gerardo Altamirano
Assistant Dean/Director
Disability Resource Center
9:00-10:30 What Best Teachers Do Dr. Ken Bain
Professor and Author
President of Best Teachers Institute
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-11:45 Classroom Challenges Faculty and Administrative Panel
11:45-12:00 GAU: Creating a Professional Working Environment at UF Graduate Assistants United Representative
12:00-12:15 Morning Evaluations and Attendance Dr. Winifred Cooke
Teaching Center Director
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Lunch (box lunch provided)       12:15 – 1:00

Afternoon Session

Time Topic Speaker
1:00-2:00 Your Syllabus and
the First Week of Class
Dr. Julie Dodd
Professor Emeritus
Journalism & Communications
2:00-2:15 TA Awards Program Dr. R Paul Duncan
Senior Associate Dean
Graduate School
2:15-3:15 Advice from Panel of Experienced TAs Teaching Assistant Panel
3:15-3:45 TA Resources
Attendance and Final Evaluations
 Dr. Winifred Cooke
Teaching Center Director
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Optional Sessions:

International TAs in UF Classrooms

Thursday, August 17            2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Mr. Gordon Tapper
English Language Institute
Location: TBA

Technology for Teaching in UF’s Classrooms

Friday, August 18            9:30 am – 11:30 am
Presenter: Mr. Mark McCallister
Associate Director
Office of Academic Technology
Location: TBA

e-Learning @ UF — Facilitate & Engage+

Friday, August 18                   1:00 pm-4:30 pm
Pre-registration is required:
(Also available as a webinar and at other dates/times)
Location:  HUB 221

How to be a Great Online/Hybrid TA

Available Online                     Time of Your Choosing
Register at




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