Fall 2020 Orientation: Monday, August 17th

Please Note: This orientation is for prospective international TAs who 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 welcome to attend the UConn ITA orientation.

ITA Orientation Schedule




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

Students who need to take the microteaching test need to register for the test by Monday August 3, 2020.