International Teaching Assistant Orientation
Monday, August 12, 2024. Registration will open in May 2024. Location TBD.
International Teaching Assistant Orientation is recommended for newly appointed or prospective international teaching assistants that never taught in the United States. Participation is not mandatory, but it is available to support international students in their transition to the TA role. Students who arrive before the orientation date are encouraged to attend.
International TA’s 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 may be certified based on previous TA experience. Students with prior teaching experience are welcome to attend the orientation.
ITA Orientation is separate from the New TA Orientation facilitated by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
|ITA ORIENTATION AGENDA|
|9:00am – 9:15am||Check-In|
|9:15am – 9:30am||Welcome Presentation|
|9:30am – 10:00am||Ice Breakers with UConn Teaching Assistant Mentors and Undergraduate Students|
|10:00am – 11:00am||
Rotating Panel Discussion: Who are the students?
What do students expect? Discussion on cross-cultural classroom issues
|11:00am – 11:30am||The first day of teaching discussion and practice session with feedback|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Microteaching testing information and questions|