November 2008

Assessment in Higher Education Series:
Mid-semester Evaluations
As the second entry in our Assessment in Higher Education series, this article focuses on mid-semester evaluations. These evaluations can come in a number of formats including one or two survey questions, yes-no questions to specific aspects of the class, or a broader review of the semester in the form of…



Group Projects: How to Make Them Work
Date: Tuesday, November 4
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Dealing with Your Own Biases in the Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Date: Wednesday, November 12
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Developing a Teaching Style
Date: Tuesday, November 18
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

The Job Talk in the Sciences
Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 120ABC, Busch Campus Center, BC

Teaching a Class for the First Time
Date: Monday, November 24
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 120AB, Busch Campus Center, BC


Career Services



Ask a TA:
Balancing Personal and Professional Responsibilities
This month’s ‘Ask a TA’ focus is on balancing personal and professional responsibilities. TAs are not only TAs: we are friends, partners, parents, siblings, children, and individuals who sometimes need a little alone time. So how can we balance these many…



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.


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TapTalk is produced by the Teaching Assistant Project (TAP), Graduate School–New Brunswick. Letters, submissions, calendar items, and suggestions for articles should be directed to the Editor, Chelsea Booth.