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Teaching and Learning Workshop - An Event for Grad Students

Friday, August 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sherman Hall : 003

Please RSVP below by clicking the "I can attend" button. 

All graduate students who are interested in teaching (during or after graduate school) and all new Teaching Assistants are encouraged to attend this orientation session. This session is part of the annual PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) suite of activities offered to graduate students.  

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Topics include:

  •  $2000 "Professors in Training" (PROF-it) Opportunities at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) - UMBC/CCBC Teaching Fellows Program
  • Teaching Undergraduates Through the "Introduction to an Honors University (IHU)" Program
  • The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Leadership (CIRTL) - UMBC's Role in the national center, and available resources
  • "Teaching Disciplinary Thinking" 
  • Instructional Technologies (Including Blackboard, Bb screencasting, and Bb Collaborate for virtual office hours.)  
  • Conflict Resolution: What Every TA Needs to Know
  • Assisting Students with Disabilities
  • Counseling Center
  • Panels of experienced TAs and instructors in Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines, and for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.


8:30 AM: Registration and breakfast outside of SHER 003 (hallway inside the building)

9:00 AM: Instructional Technologies - Blackboard Online Technology for Teaching - Includes Bb screen casting, and Bb Collaborate for virtual office hours.

Mariann Hawken, eLearning Coordinator, UMBC Division of Information Technology

9:30 AM: PROF-it Teaching Opportunities

  • Teaching opportunities that exist with UMBC's first-year programs (Jill Randles, Assistant Vice President and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education)
  • Opportunities for enhanced training with Skillsoft (Renetta Tull)
  • CCBC, AACC, Ana G. Mendez University (Dr. Renetta Tull); Center for the Integration of Teaching and Learning - CIRTL (Dr. Renetta Tull)
10:00 AM " Teaching Disciplinary Thinking" 

Dr. Jennifer M. Harrison, Associate Director of Assessment of the Faculty Development Center

11:00 AM: Conflict Resolution (TBC)

Stephanie Lazarus, Human Relations Manager

11:15 AM: Assisting Students with Disabilities

Tawny McManus, Director, Office of Student Disability Services

11:30 AM: Counseling Center

Dr. Amber Hager, Psychologist, The Counseling Center

11:45 AM: "Top TAs" Give Advice in Discipline-specific sessions

  1. The Graduate Assistant Advisory Committee
  2. Breakout Sessions (Discussions include: Leading a lab, grading, teaching class, time management, and more)
a) TAs in COEIT - SHER 006

  • Lawrence Sebald - Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
  • Payam Rezaei - Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering

b) TAs in CAHSS - SHER 007
  • Deanna Cerquetti - Language, Literacy and Culture
  • Landry Digeon - Language, Literacy and Culture
  • Jennifer Lorenzo - Psychology

c) TAs in CNMS - SHER 003
  • Eswar Kumar Hathibelagal Kammara - Mathematics and Statistics
  • Hari Lamsal - Physics
  • Jaron Kropp - Physics
  • Ian Nodurft - Physics
  • Yogita Jethmalani - Biological Sciences
  • Margarita Correa-Mendez - Biological Sciences

After the event, join us for:

"Career-Life Balance? Talk with Dr. Bambi Chapin" Lunch Seminar from Deluty's Series

Tips for grad school from those who have been there

Dr. Bambi Chapin is a faculty member of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration & Policy Department at UMBC. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego (USCD). Her work on relationships and human development across cultures include:

2014: Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village: Shaping Hierarchy and Desire. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

2010: Kathleen Barlow and Bambi L. Chapin, eds. "Mothering as Everyday Practice". Ethos 38(4).

If you would like to attend the Career-Life Balance lunch and talk with Dr. Bambi Chapin, please follow this link to RSVP for that session:

Thank you for visiting this event's information page. We also ask that you CREATE a profile on The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Leadership (CIRTL) website: so that you can access materials that are part of the national center. 

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