September 15, 2021

International GTA Orientation

 

Register for GTA International Orientation

 

Whether you're supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture, designing and teaching your own course, or want additional training related to teaching, this orientation will focus on unique needs and challenges international GTAs might face in the U.S. classroom. Facilitated by Dr. Jessica Beck, Graduate School Assistant Dean, and Rachael Weber, Assistant Director, Office of International Services.

Audience: All new international graduate students who will have a position as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) during the 2021-2022 academic year. Those who do not have a GTA position, or who are unsure if they will, are also welcome to attend to gain skills for future teaching activities. Additionally, while this event is geared toward new international GTAs, international graduate students who are continuing with their degrees beyond their first year are also welcome to attend.

Attendance is highly encouraged for international GTAs. Some academic units require attendance. Please check with your program if you are unsure whether your attendance is required.

Students who attend this session will also attend the all-GTA Orientation in the afternoon.

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact [email protected] by August 15.

 

Schedule

 

10 to 10:10 a.m.

Welcome and agenda
Dr. Jessica Beck, Graduate School Assistant Dean

10:10 to 11 a.m.

Getting to know the US educational setting
Teaching in an intercultural setting, especially at a new university, can be both exhilarating and difficult. This session presents an overview of United States higher education and culture, and identifies intercultural differences between the US educational environment and other educational settings around the world.

11 to 11:05 a.m.

Break

11:05 to noon

International GTA panel
Experienced international instructors will answer questions about teaching in the United States and at Oregon State University. In addition to preselected questions, students can submit questions before and during the panel discussion. Panelists include: Marine Andriot, Ph.D. student, Integrative Biology; Henri Combrink, Ph.D. student, Integrative Biology; Akhila Boddi Reddy, Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering; Yiye Xu, Ph.D. Civil Engineering.

All GTA Orientation

 

Register for GTA Orientation

 

Ready to Fuel your Passion for Teaching? This orientation is designed to support ANY graduate student interested in teaching! We will emphasize preparing you for your first day of class and leveraging resources from across campus to support your teaching throughout the year. We will also cover topics such as classroom management and educational technology. A panel of GTAs will answer your burning questions!

Audience: Whether you’re supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, grading for a large lecture, designing and teaching your own course, or hoping to teach someday, ALL graduate students are welcome. Those with or without a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position, as well as international GTAs who may have attended the morning session, are encouraged to attend. Additionally, while this event is geared toward new GTAs, graduate students continuing with their degrees are also welcome. Attendance is highly encouraged for all new GTAs. Some academic units require attendance. Please check with your program if you are unsure whether your attendance is required.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact [email protected] by August 15.

 

Schedule

 

1 to 1:05 p.m.

Welcome, Center for Teaching and Learning
Regan A. R. Gurung, Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director

1:05 to 1:45 p.m.

Timely Teaching Tips
Learn practical tips such as how to distinguish yourself as an instructor, classroom management skills, and how to start your first day strong!

1:45 to 1:55 p.m.

Break

1:55 to 2:35 p.m.

Classroom & Instructional Tech Tours
Tour tech tools such as Canvas! Learn practical tips for teaching remotely or face-to-face.

2:35 to 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 to 3:15 p.m.

Teaching Resource Lightning Talks
Hear Lightning Talks from units who can support your teaching such as Center for Teaching & Learning, Academic Technology, and Ecampus.

3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Getting Real - GTA Panel
Ask experienced GTAs all your nitty gritty questions. Learn how they create and sustain equitable learning environments.

3:45 to 4p.m.

Wrap Up and Q&A
Regan A. R. Gurung, Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director