TAP Homepage TAPTalk Archive February 2007

Managing Class Time
Inexperienced instructors sometimes have trouble gauging how much time various classroom activities will take or how long they should expect to spend on a given topic or activity. Many TAs...

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 February
Developing Your Teaching Style
Date:    Tuesday, February 6
Time:    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Place:   Room 116AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Balancing Career and Family in the Sciences
Date:    Wednesday, February 7
Time:    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 122ABC, Busch Campus Center, BC

Developing Creative Assignments
Date:    Thursday, February 15
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 410AB, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Dealing with Different Levels of Academic Preparation
Date:    Wednesday, February 21
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:    Room 122AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Teaching a Class for the First Time
Date:    Thursday, February 22
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:    Room 120AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Teaching Anxiety & Pedagogical Authority
Date:    Wednesday, February 28
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:    Room 122AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Office Hours
Most TAs and virtually all instructors are required to hold office hours during which they make themselves available to meet with students. This is likely to be an hour or two each week that you spend alone. For some graduate student instructors,


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Other workshops in February
Teaching with Technology
Career Services





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