This orientation is mandatory for English/Creative Writing Teaching Assistants and optional for Teaching Assistants from other departments for fall 2018. Teaching Assistants who choose to participate must be present for the full day. If you have questions, or need additional clarification, please feel free to contact Ms. Bethany Lawton by email at bethany.lawton@rutgers.edu or by phone at (856) 225-6971.

Schedule

Monday, August 27th  
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome & Introductions All
10:00 – 12:00 Syllabus template and syllabus peer review (ATG 205 and 206) All
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Faculty Lounge) – Juliana Roth and Nicholas Silcox on balancing graduate work and TA duties – Lunch Provided All
1:00 – 3:00 Syllabus peer review continued (ATG 205 and 206) All
Tuesday, August 28th  
9:00-11:00 Assessing student writing: grading, responding to writing, conferencing. (ATG 205 and 206) All
11:30 – 12:00 Guest Speaker: Marc Sherman, Norton All
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Faculty Lounge) – Guest Speaker: Dr. Timothy Martin, Dean, Honors College – Lunch Provided All
1:00 – 1:30 Guest Speaker: Travis DuBose: Writing and Design Lab (WDL) All
1:30 – 3:00 First Year Common Book – discussion and assignments English TAs Only
Wednesday, August 29th  
9:00 – 12:00 Professional Development Forum (classroom management, office politics, etc.) (ATG 205 and 206)  All
12:00 – 1:15  Lunch (Faculty Lounge) – Guest Speakers:  Robert Russo and Maria Serra, Health Services – Lunch Provided All
1:30 – 3:00 Sakai Training (ATG 101) – Emily Corse and Christie DeCarolis All
Thursday, August 30th  
9:00 – 12:00 Teaching Demo Lightening Rounds (ATG 205 and 206)  All
12:00 – 1:00 Academic Integrity – Guest Speakers: Thomas J. DiValerio, Mary Flaherty, Julie Roncinske, Claire Sibley, and Jane Tucker  All
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch (Faculty Lounge) – Guest Speaker: Kelly Deasy – Disability Services – Lunch Provided All
2:15 – 3:00 Library Orientation (Electronic Classroom) – Zara Wilkinson All
Friday, August 31st  
9:00 – 10:30 Teaching Demo Lightening Rounds (cont.) (ATG 205 and 206)  English TAs Only
10:30 – 12:00 Breakout sessions (ATG 205 and 206)  English TAs Only
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch (Faculty Lounge) – Lunch Provided English TAs Only
1:00 – 2:00 Discussions with Holly Blackford, MA Director and Lisa Zeidner, Department Chair English TAs Only