October 2009

Being a New TA: Tips and Techniques
At Rutgers, there are many services available to assist teaching assistants in their personal and professional lives. Most services are available for both undergraduate and graduate students, such as…


TAP Workshops in October

Engaging Students in Large Classes
Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Place: Rutgers Student Center, room 410

Academic Integrity
Date: Friday, October 2
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Place: Cook Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

Improving Your Teaching Evaluations
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Place: Rutgers Student Center, room 410

Careers in Academe in this Economy
Date: Monday, October 12
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Place: Busch Campus Center, room 117

Motivating Students
Date: Thursday, October 15
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Place: Busch Campus Center, room 116BC

Issues for International TAs to Consider
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Place: Rutgers Student Center, room 410

Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Place: Rutgers Student Center, room 410

Effective Office Hours
Office hours can be some of the most beneficial time students have with you. One-on-one interactions with specific feedback can provide the guidance students need in order to progress. But how can you make them useful for…


Other workshops in October
Career Services
Teaching with Technology

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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.


Get In Touch!
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TA Helpline: 932-1182

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