TAP Homepage TAPTalk Archive November 2007

Dealing with Problem Students and Students with Problems
According to College Teaching magazine, around 20 percent of college students display active resistance to learning. This could range anywhere…

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 November
Microteaching Certificate Program
Date:    Tuesday, November 6, 13, & 20
Time:    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Place:   Room 407, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Things to Consider When Applying for a Job in Academe
Date:    Tuesday, November 27
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place:   Room 407, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Teaching a Class for the First Time
Date:    Wednesday, November 28
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 120AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Other workshops in November
Teaching with Technology
Career Services


Using Facebook as a TA
Data gleaned from various studies suggest that 80-90% of undergraduate students in the United States have Facebook accounts. A similarly large percentage of graduate students…

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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