International Teaching Assistant Orientation

Monday, August 12, 2024 from 9am-12pm.

Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 122.

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)

Register for ITA Orientation

  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