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  1. Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation • Before We Get Started … • Sign in on computers • Take lime green survey form out of packet • Complete Pre-Survey side of the form Sponsored by: Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA)

  2. Facilitators • Name • Department

  3. Managing Teaching Assistant Responsibilities

  4. Goal:To efficiently and effectively manage the different roles and responsibilities you may face as a Teaching Assistant.

  5. Objectives: • Identify strategies for handling/minimizing disruptive classroom behavior. • Discuss the advantages and limitations of communicating with students via email. • Identify appropriate policies and successful strategies for facilitating effective communication with students via email. • Describe successful strategies for answering student questions during office hours. • Identify successful strategies for grading student assignments. • List strategies for creating and maintaining effective relationships with students and Faculty Supervisors.

  6. Objectives: • Identify strategies for handling/minimizing disruptive classroom behavior. • Discuss the advantages and limitations of communicating with students via email. • Identify appropriate policies and successful strategies for facilitating effective communication with students via email. • Describe successful strategies for answering student questions during office hours. • Identify successful strategies for grading student assignments. • List strategies for creating and maintaining effective relationships with students and Faculty Supervisors.

  7. What are disruptive classroom behaviors? Introducing… Tom Turpin Professor of Entomology “The Bug Man” Video

  8. Disruptive Classroom Behaviors • Arriving late • Eating in class • Talking in class • Tending to personal needs • Making inappropriate comments • Engaging in activities not related to class • Sleeping • Leaving early

  9. Questions Disruptive Behaviors • Arriving late / leaving early • In lab, frustration with experiment leads a team to start moving around and asking other teams for their results • Engaging in activities not related to lab or class • In what way(s) is this behavior disruptive to learning in the lab? • How would you handle this problem if it happened in your lab? • How can this problem be prevented?

  10. Tips for Handling Disruptive Behavior • Prevention is key • Decide what is disruptive to you and inform your class, orally and in writing • Enforce rules that you establish • Handle problems in least severe way possible first

  11. Objectives: • Identify strategies for handling/minimizing disruptive classroom behavior. • Discuss the advantages and limitations of communicating with students via email. • Identify appropriate policies and successful strategies for facilitating effective communication with students via email. • Describe successful strategies for answering student questions during office hours. • Identify successful strategies for grading student assignments. • List strategies for creating and maintaining effective relationships with students and Faculty Supervisors.

  12. Tips for Managing Email • Respond as quickly as possible. • Ask students to include the course # in the subject line. • Explicitly communicate expectations about email contact to students. • Save all email contacts.

  13. Tips for Managing Email (cont…) • If a student emails you in anger, • assess reason • wait to respond • stay professional • meet with the student

  14. Objectives: • Identify strategies for handling/minimizing disruptive classroom behavior. • Discuss the advantages and limitations of communicating with students via email. • Identify appropriate policies and successful strategies for facilitating effective communication with students via email. • Describe successful strategies for answering student questions during office hours. • Identify successful strategies for grading student assignments. • List strategies for creating and maintaining effective relationships with students and Faculty Supervisors.

  15. Office Hours • “Give a person a fish…” • Ask them questions • Lead them towards the answer • There isn’t always 1 correct way to get to the answer • Have them explain how they got where they are

  16. Objectives: • Identify strategies for handling/minimizing disruptive classroom behavior. • Discuss the advantages and limitations of communicating with students via email. • Identify appropriate policies and successful strategies for facilitating effective communication with students via email. • Describe successful strategies for answering student questions during office hours. • Identify successful strategies for grading student assignments. • List strategies for creating and maintaining effective relationships with students and Faculty Supervisors.

  17. Tips for Grading • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of all student grades • Tell students how much a question/ assignment/exam is worth • Clarify policies regarding partial credit, late submissions and re-grades

  18. Tips for Grading (cont…) • Develop a grading rubric • Discuss rubrics with fellow TAs if more than one TA does the grading • Provide timely and sufficient feedback on assignments/exams • Know the policies regarding student privacy rights

  19. Objectives: • Identify strategies for handling/minimizing disruptive classroom behavior. • Discuss the advantages and limitations of communicating with students via email. • Identify appropriate policies and successful strategies for facilitating effective communication with students via email. • Describe successful strategies for answering student questions during office hours. • Identify successful strategies for grading student assignments. • List strategies for creating and maintaining effective relationships with students and Faculty Supervisors.

  20. Tips for Establishing & Maintaining Relationship with Faculty Supervisor • At the beginning • Discuss responsibilities and expectations • Share your class schedule and other commitments • Communicate regularly • Unsure of something? – Ask • Report and document disruptive, threatening, and disrespectful student behavior

  21. Tips for Establishing & Maintaining Relationship with Faculty Supervisor • Be a liaison between your students and your Faculty Supervisor • Toward the Faculty Supervisor • Share student criticisms • Toward the Students • Offer students rationales • Offer students constructive suggestions • Support a positive course environment • Refrain from joining in criticisms

  22. Before We Conclude • Complete Post-Survey items 5-7 on lime green survey form