Programs Offered by the Graduate Student Development Program in the Faculty Innovation Center
ITA/UTA Connect Program
The ITA/UTA Connect program pairs senior UT undergraduate students with international teaching assistants (ITAs) to help ITAs gain knowledge about the undergraduate experience at UT. The participants in this selective program meet during the Spring 2017 semester to gain first-hand exposure to facets of undergraduate life such as undergraduate advising, residence hall life, and extracurricular activities. In addition, ITAs will receive feedback on practice teaching from UTAs and pedagogy experts.
Learn more about the program and apply online. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 18.
Teaching Fundamentals for International Graduate Students
This series of three interactive, engaging workshops is tailored specifically to international graduate students who are interested in developing their teaching skills. The sessions cover a range of topics, including strategies for connecting with students, facilitating effective classroom discussions, asking good questions in the classroom, and motivating students. Students who attend all three sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
Learn more about the sessions and apply online. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 10.
Session 1: Strategies for Connecting with Students, Thursday, February 16 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.,
Session 2: Facilitating Effective Discussions and Asking Good Questions in the Classroom, Thursday, February 23 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 3: Motivating Students to Learn, Thursday, March 2 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Rustam Antia-Riedel says
Dear ISSS team,
I won’t be able to go to any of the workshops and am not TAing this semester so there is no point in applying for the ITA/UTA connect program, but would still be interested if there were some written resources specifically tailored to international TA’s I could read at my leisure.