TAP Homepage TAPTalk Archive December 2007

End of Semester Grading
Grading is an ongoing responsibility throughout any semester; many TAs, however, feel the pressures of grading especially strongly at the end of the term. As students worry about their final course grades, they may have more questions…

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 December
The Job Talk
Date:    Friday, December 7
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 122AB, Busch Campus Center



Get In Touch!
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Graduate School-NB website
TA Helpline: 932-1182

Using Office Hours Effectively
As the end of the semester approaches, TAs frequently find themselves balancing many competing demands. As students prepare for finals, TAs are often flooded…

Introduction to College Teaching
This seminar will explore a wide range of issues related to higher education and college teaching. It will meet during the first twelve weeks of the semester. Weekly topics include: an overview of higher education in the United States; developing a teaching philosophy; multiple roles of the faculty member; motivating students; testing and grading; active learning; technology in the classroom; teaching large classes; and other contemporary classroom issues. To receive a special permission number please contact the TA Project by phone, 732-932-7747, or email.

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