TAP Homepage TAPTalk Archive April 2007

Classroom Participation
Most instructors want to foster student participation in the classroom. Active learning practices, which emphasize student activity and engagement over the delivery of material by the instructor, often require that students participate in a discussion or in some way address their fellow students. Even instructors...

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 April
Teaching a Summer Course
Date:    Wednesday, April 11
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 410AB, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Group Work and Grading
Date:    Tuesday, April 24
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 402, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Other workshops in April
Career Services


Get In Touch!
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TA Helpline: 932-1182

Helping Students Prepare for the End
   of the Semester
The end of the semester can be a stressful time for both students and their teachers. Graduate student instructors who are themselves taking classes have to worry about finishing their own assignments even as they cope with anxious students and end-of-semester grading. If you make...

New Course Offering from TAP
The Graduate School-New Brunswick, in association with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is offering a new course in the Fall 2007 semester, College Teaching II. The course is intended for graduate students who have at least two semesters of college teaching experience or who have taken Introduction to College Teaching. The purpose of the class is to help students design a course they might someday teach and develop materials for it, including a syllabus, assignments, and lesson plans. Topics to be covered will include establishing goals for a course, content delivery (including lecturing, class discussions, and active learning), assignment design, and setting course policies. The 0-credit seminar will be graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory and will not incur additional fees. It will meet the first twelve weeks of the semester on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the College Avenue Campus. Please email or call 732-932-7747 for special permission numbers.

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