TAP HomepageTAPTalk ArchiveOctober 2006

A Message from the Editor
TAPTalk will no longer be printed and mailed to departments but will now arrive in graduate students´┐Ż email in an online format. This will make TAPTalk available to all graduate students who teach or who may be teaching in the future, not just to TAs. Please email the editor with comments and suggestions, as well as with article submissions or ideas.

Projecting Confidence in the Classroom
As instructors, we probably all have an image
in our minds of an ideal classroom. The
atmosphere is...

The Master Faculty Observation Program
TAP has assembled a select group of outstanding faculty members who have volunteered to provide graduate students with the opportunity to observe their classes. The names, teaching schedules, and contact information of these veteran teachers are listed on our website. Earn a certificate by visiting three or more classes.

TAP Workshops in October
Things to Consider When Applying for a Job in

Date:    Wednesday, October 4
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place:   25 Bishop Place, CAC

Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Date:    Wednesday, October 11
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place:   Room 402, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Dealing with Controversial Topics
Date:    Thursday, October 12
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   18 Bishop Place, CAC

Motivating Students
Date:    Wednesday, October 25
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:    Room 120A, Busch Campus Center

Developing Your Teaching Style
Date:    Monday, October 30
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:    Room 402, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Notes From a Rookie TA
I'm a rookie TA, so to speak. This summer
and fall have been my first encounters with...

Want to know how your students see you?
Get your class videotaped.

Other workshops in October
Teaching with Technology
Career Services

Get In Touch!
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TA Helpline: 848-932-7747

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