Workshop for New Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistant Orientation Times


1:00 Welcome

  • Scott Whittenburg, Graduate School Dean, and Ashby Kinch, Associate Dean

 1:10-1:45 Health and Safety Resources and Policies: Panel

  • Office of Public Safety - Marty Ludemann, UM Police Chief
  • Student Conduct Code - Rhondie Voorhees, Dean of Students 
  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) - Chris Fiore, Department of Psychology
  • Counseling Services (CS) at Curry Heath Center - Mike Frost or Cathy Joy, Assistant Director

 1:45-2:00 Teaching Tips: Sarah Hayden, Communication Studies

 2:00: GPSA Presentation (5-10 minutes), followed by BREAK for refreshments

 2:30-3:00 Educational Policies: Panel

  • Role of Legal Counsel – including FERPA Regulations - UM Legal Counsel
  • Academic Misconduct - Nathan Lindsay, Associate Provost
  • Discrimination Free Environment - Jessica Weltman, Director of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator

 3:00-315: Teaching Tips: Lisa Blank, Curriculum and Instruction

 3:15-3:45: Educational Resources for Students and Instructors: Panel

  • Disability Services for Students (DSS) - Amy Capolupo, Director
  • Resources for Undergraduate Students – Office for Student Success (OSS) - Brian French, Executive Director; Writing Center Director
  • Resources for Instructors – Faculty Development Office (FDO) - Amy Kinch, Director

 3:45-4:00: Q&A / Future Teaching Development Sessions