by Julie Dodd
I’m looking forward to being part of the team who will be conducting the Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Florida.
More than 400 new teaching assistants participate in the orientation each August, and I enjoy helping the TAs begin their teaching careers.
Some have had previous teaching experience, teaching in higher ed or K-12. Some have been guest speakers in a class. But for the majority of those attending the orientation, this is their first teaching experience.
My title of my presentation is “Your Syllabus and the First Week of Class.” I’ve just emailed my slides and handout to those assembling all the materials. The orientation will be on Aug. 15.