Fall TA Training Schedule

Main Content

Questions?  Contact Khara Lukancic at khara@siu.edu

Thursday  August 17th Lawson 151
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Opening/Welcome/Introductions

Karla Berry,
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Graduate School Welcome Yueh-Ting Lee,
Dean, Graduate School

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Bringing Your Research Into the Classroom
Trent Ford,
istant Professor, Geography and Environmental Resources
10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. How to Extend Others’ Good Ideas in a Dynamic Classroom Walter Metz,
Professor, Cinema and Photography
10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Break  
10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Professional Development for Graduate Students Khara Lukancic,
Graduate Teaching Support, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Diversity in the Classroom Meera Komarraju,
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Professor, Psychology
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Saluki Cares
Jeff McGoy
Assistant Dean of Students, Student Affairs
1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Legal Issues Affecting Grades, Interactions, and Social Media Saran Donahoo,
Chair and Associate Professor, Educational Administration & Higher Education
1:55 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Your First Day in the Classroom Grant Miller,
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Q&A Panel: New TA Fears and Questions

Justin Schoof,
Chair and Professor of Geography and Environmental Resources

Sandra Pensoneau-Conway,
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Ken Anderson,
Professor of Geology

Cynthia Sims,
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Workforce Education and Development

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Graduate Students in the 21st Century Holly Hurlburt,
Professor, History
3:55 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Preserving Your Sense of Purpose in the Classroom Nick Weshinskey,
University College 101 Coordinator, University College
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Technology/Closing Karla Berry,
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)