Fall TA Training Schedule

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Fall 2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant Training

Thursday, August 15, 2019

John C. Guyon Auditorium (Morris Library)


Fall 2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Schedule

Fall Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Schedule
Time Title Speaker

9:00 - 9:10am


Karla Berry, 
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

9:15 - 9:25am

Graduate School Welcome

Stephen Shih,
Associate Dean; Director, Graduate School

9:30 - 9:50am

Professional Development for Graduate Students

Khara Lukancic,
Graduate Teaching Support, CTE

9:55 - 10:25am

Bringing Your Research Into the Classroom

Trent Ford,
Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Resources

10:30 - 11:00am

Diversity in the Classroom

Meera Komarraju,
Interim Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Professor, Psychology)

11:05 - 11:35am

How I Stopped Caring About Assessments and Started Focusing on Student Learning

Grant Miller,
Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction, and Assessment (Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction)

11:40 - 11:55am

Saluki Cares

Jennifer Jones-Hall,
Dean of Students

12:00 - 12:55pm


1:00 - 1:30pm

The 21st-Century Classroom

Pinckney Benedict,
Professor, English

1:35 - 2:05pm

Expecting Excellence

Justin Schoof,
Director, School of Earth Systems and Sustainability; Professor, Geography and Environmental Resources

2:10 - 2:40pm

Tough Discussions

Tiffany Player,
Assistant Professor, History

2:45 - 3:15pm

Increasing Interactivity within the Classroom

Joseph Sramek,
Associate Professor, History

3:20 - 4:05pm

Q&A Panel: Ask the Faculty

Ken Anderson,

Professor, Geology


Reza Habib,

Director, University Core Curriculum (Associate Professor, Psychology)


Cynthia Sims,

Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs (Professor, Workforce Education and Development)

4:10 - 4:40pm

How to Extend Others’ Good Ideas in a Dynamic Classroom

Walter Metz,
Professor, Cinema and Photography

4:50 - 5:00pm


Karla Berry

Director, CTE