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Graduate TA Conference, August 20, 2013


     Call for TA Fellows 

     Online registration: Has closed, registration will be open on site.

     2013 Agenda

     Meet the 2013 TA Fellows  


FY reference: 2012 Agenda  

The 2013 Graduate TA Conference will be held Tuesday, August 20 at the Trabant University Center and Gore Hall. The TA Conference is designed primarily for those graduate students who have been newly appointed as TAs for the 2013-14 academic year. All first time TAs are required to attend. The conference is designed to help orient TAs to their instructional roles and responsibilities at Delaware and introduces them to effective practices and central aspects of learning and teaching.


2012 Conference Feedback From Attendees and From TA Fellows

TAC in Pictures

Past Conference Materials      UDaily 2012 Article 

Materials from Past Conference Sessions

Videos of TA Panels from Past Conferences - Note. You need RealPlayer to watch the tape - RealPlayer help site
  • What needs and expectations do undergraduates bring and how do we work with these?
  • How can we be effective at teaching and helping students succeed? What has worked? Not worked?
  • How do we balance our multiple responsibilities, make the most of the GA position for postgraduate career preparation?

Life as a TA and Time Management

Tips on Time Management (.docx), 2009
Rita Williams, English; Heather Unger, Biological Sciences
Working with the Course Instructor (pdf), 2011
Anthony Middlebrook, Assoc. Professor School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, Jennifer Codding, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Jingliang Zhang, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate School : Making the Most of it For Your Postgraduate Career (doc), 2008
Nicole Ruggiano, Urban Affairs & Public Policy; Wilkey Wong, Education
Advice for being an effective TA and graduate student (ppt), 2006
TA panelist, Hudaa Neetoo, Animal & Food Sciences
Being a successful TA (ppt), 2005
Keynote, Prof. Dene Klinzing, Individual & Family Studies
Assisting Students in Computer Labs - Session Outline, 2005
Rashida Davis, Computer & Information Sciences; Victor Perez, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice

General Instructional Advice

Dacey McGinty, Communication; Amunoo Mohamad
Kevin Currie-Knight, Education; Brian Kronenthal, Mathematical Sciences
Teaching Your Own Course (ppt), 2008
Bridget Brennan, Education
Classroom management (ppt)
Katrin Blamey and Carla Meyer, Education
Preparing for Teaching, 2003
Boyka Stefanova, Political Science & International Relations
First Day of Class, 2003
Jennifer Armiger, History; Gokce Cehreli, Physics & Astronomy

Engaging Students and Increasing Participation

Active Learning: Engaging Students and Making Learning Fun (pdf, handout), 2012
David Lane, Sociology & Criminal Justice; Stephanie Stotts, Geography
Activities to Engage Students (pdf), 2011
Evan Bradley, Linguistics & Cognitive Science, Tracy Risenberger, Biological Sciences
Facilitator vs Knowledge Dispenser (ppt), 2008
Julie Lloyd,Chemistry & Biochemistry; Chanele Moore, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Fostering Student Participation (ppt), 2008
Kelly McHugh, Political Science & International Relations; Gina Henderson, Geography
Facilitating Effective Class Discussions, 2003
Jennifer Armiger and Benjamin Schwantes, History
Helping Students Learn, 2003
Sara Salkind, Education; Ilka Pfister, Individual & Family Studies

Giving Feedback on Students' Written Work

Giving Feedback on Students’ Written Work: Efficient and Effective (ppt, handout 1, handout 2), 2012
Annalee Kodman, Education; Susanna Molitoris-Miller, Education

Collecting Student Feedback on Your Teaching

Listening to Your Students: The Power of Frequent Student Feedback (pptx) Handout (pdf), 2010
Adrienne Klaintop, Plant & Soil Sciences; Juris Pupcenoks, Political Science & International Relations, CTL
The Power of Student Feedback (ppt), 2008
Hudaa Neetoo, Animal & Food Sciences

Office Hours

Making the most of face-to-face and virtual office hours (ppt) (doc), 2006
Arun Agrawal, Mechanical Engineering; Ross Kleinstuber, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Making the Most of Office Hours: What Works for You and Your Students - Handout, 2003
Maggie Leigey, Sociology & Criminal Justice; Steven Quiring, Geography

Teaching with Technology

Learning and Teaching with Technologies (pptx), 2010
Paul Hyde, Manager, IT-Academic Technology Services; Juris Pupcenoks, Political Science & International Relations, CTL

Teaching in Specific Disciplines

Sciences & Engineering

Teaching Engineering Sections (pdf), 2011
Mosi London, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Josephy Stanzione, Chemical Engineering
Teaching a Lab Section (ppt), 2007
Seung Hong, Shayama Majumdar, and Erin Foster, Biological Sciences and Jeffrey Spraggins, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Labs for Non Science Majors - Handout, 2004
Gokce Cereli, Physics & Astronomy; Sudhaker Chhabra, Mechanical Engineering; Erna Van Niekerk, Biological Sciences

Social Sciences and Humanities

Discussion Session in the Social Sciences (ppt), 2011
Kevin Adkin, Urban Affairs & Public Policy and Geography, Barbara Kutis, Art History
Teaching in the Foreign Languages (ppt), 2008
Courtney Brunone, Foreign Languages & Literatures