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This orientation is for all GRS students, both new and continuing, who will be teaching fellows at Boston University for the first time in 2013-2014 (either or both semesters). All new teaching fellows are expected to attend, both native English speakers and non-native English speakers (who must also attend a more intensive language and cultural orientation).
The orientation will take place on Thursday, August 29, in Rm 522 of the College of Arts and Sciences Building, 725 Commonwealth Avenue. Attendance is mandatory and is designed to help you adjust to your role as a teacher at Boston University.
|9:00–9:15||Welcome and Introduction to GRS||Associate Dean Jeffrey Hughes|
|9:15–9:45||The Art of Teaching||Associate Dean Patricia Johnson|
|9:45–10:00||Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)||Dr. Kathryn Spilios|
|10:00–10:15||The Educational Resource Center||Glenn Wrigley|
|10:30–11:00||Teaching Freshmen and dealing with Academic Conduct Issues||Associate Dean Steven Jarvi|
|11:00–11:30||Being a Teaching Fellow||Professor Robinson W. Fulweiler|
|11:30–11:45||Closing Remarks, and afternoon logistics||Associate Dean Jeffrey Hughes|
|11:45–12:00||Pick up box lunch, go to workshop room|
Lunch and Afternoon
Various rooms (to be announced)
|12:00–12:50||Workshop on teaching I||Experienced teaching fellows|
|1:00–1:50||Workshop on teaching II||Experienced teaching fellows|
|2:00–4:00||Practice teaching: Each new teaching fellow will be required to attend one practice teaching session; room assignments for the practice teaching sessions will be given at the orientation before the lunch break. Each new teaching fellow will give a 3-5 minute mock lesson at the introductory level on his or her field, followed by a critique by a professor and the other teaching fellows in the room|
|4:30–7:00||Barbeque dinner||Metcalf Science Plaza, 590 Commonwealth Ave
(Rain site: Metcalf Science Lounge, 1st floor, 590 Comm Ave)
For new teaching fellows in Biology, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Mathematics and Statistics, MCBB, Physics, and Romance Studies, the practice teaching sessions will be replaced by departmental teaching fellow orientation programs. The times and room of department programs will be announced at the end of the morning session.