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Fall Teaching Orientation

Photo of staff and students at tables at teaching orientation.

Tuesday, September 6

8:30

SAGE incoming grad student breakfast event with coffee and door prizes! (HH 248 and HH 232)

9:30 Official Welcome (HH 373)
9:45

Faculty speed dating: overview of grad courses (HH 373)

11:00

Taking grad courses, including library/research component (HH 373)

12:00 Lunch (HH 248 and HH 232)
1:00 Incoming PhD student session (HH 232) Co-op as a UWaterloo English Grad Student (HH 373) Key Permit Session (HH 253A)
2:00

Incoming MA student session with Games Institute presentation (HH 232)

3:00 Break
3:15-5:20

SAGE presentations (HH 373)

  • Work/Life Balance in Kitchener/Waterloo (Hosted by Devon and Phil)
  • Mental Health/Accessibility as a Grad Student and a TA (Hosted by Evelyn and Phil)
  • So... How do I get more funding? And what is this "SSHRC" thing everyone's talking about? (Hosted by Jess and Patricia)
  • Planning your graduate career (Hosted by Kyle and Keely)
  • But what is it really like to be a TA? (Hosted by Jess and Meghan)
  • Quickfire Q&A!
5:30-7:30

Department Welcome Reception

Don Craig Atrium (School of Accounting and Finance Lobby in the new Hagey Hall)

Wednesday, September 7

8:30

Arts Continental Breakfast (3rd floor atrium - RCH 331)

9:00

 General Welcome – Linda Warley and Doug Peers (RCH 101)

9:20

Academic Integrity Workshop (mandatory milestone, (RCH 101)

10:00

Centre for Career Action presentation, C. Kampen Robinson (RCH 101)

10:30

Office of Research Ethics intro session, Sacha Geer (RCH 101)

11:00 TA info session, Linda Warley (RCH 101) Continuing PhD student session (PAS 1229)
11:25 Closing remarks, Linda Warley (RCH 101)
12:00

Brown Bag Lunch with SAGE and current grad students (Location TBA)

1:00-5:00

TA and GI Mandatory Teaching Training Sessions

1:00

General Introduction (PAS 1229, all graduate students) Contact List

1:40

Teaching Writing through Feedback (PAS 1229, all graduate students).

Note: This workshop can count toward your Fundamentals of University Teaching certification.

3:00 Strategies for Online Teaching (PAS 1241, all incoming students) Course and lesson planning (PAS 1229, continuing PhD students)
4:00 Introduction to LEARN (PAS 1241, all incoming students) Panel: The Lessons I Learned--Practical Strategies for Classroom Teaching (PAS 1229, continuing PhD students)
5:30-7:30 Games Institute Open House with refreshments, games, socializing, and a tour of the space (EC1)

Friday, September 9

9:00 ENGL 109 (online only) TA meeting (HH 373) ENGL 210F TA Meeting (HH 232)
10:30-12:00 ENGL 109 GIs only meeting (HH 373) Key Permit Session (HH 253A)
11:00-5:00 XDM Boot Camp (44 Gaukel Street)
5:30-7:30 SAGE Drop-in Social (Molly Bloom's)