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Spring 2018 Orientation


Room 122, ROWE Center for Undergraduate Education (ROWE)

Microteaching Test:

Room 301, Whetten Graduate Center (WGC)

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Please Note: This orientation is for prospective international TAs who have not met the UConn English Proficiency Requirement and have never taught in the U.S.

International TAs who are coming to UConn after having taught at another U.S. institution should submit written evidence of the TA position to the UCAELI office.   English proficiency can be certified based on previous TA experience, but the student is still required to attend the UConn ITA orientation.

ITA Orientation Schedule

Monday, January 9, 2018




9:00am – 9:30am Registration ROWE 122
9:30am – 10:00am Ice Breakers with UConn Teaching Assistant Mentors and undergrads ROWE 122
10:00am – 11:00pm Rotating Panel Discussion (small groups): Who are the students? What do students expect? Cross-cultural classroom issues ROWE 122
11:00an – 12:00pm The First Day of Teaching-discussion and practice session with undergraduates ROWE 122
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm – 2:00pm Evaluating your teaching, Asking for feedback ROWE 122
2:00pm – 3:00pm Overview of the microteaching test, video examples, practice session with feedback ROWE 122

Tuesday, January 9, 2018




10:00am – 11:30am Microteaching Testing WGC 301
1:00pm – 3:00pm Microteaching Testing WGC 301