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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (all day) to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (all day)

ExpecTAtions is a two-day workshop that prepares Waterloo Engineering students to undertake a teaching assistantship. To serve as a TA, you are required to complete the ExpecTAtions workshop. After full attendance and successful completion of all required activities you will receive a certificate noting your achievement.

Over the two days, you will work in small, discipline-specific groups. Each group is assigned two mentors: one faculty member and one student with experience as a TA. These faculty and student mentors will work closely with you to help prepare you for the TA role by sharing their valuable experiences and unique perspectives. Through a combination of small-group and online activities, you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of TAs, practise giving lessons and marking student work, and examine the working relationships between TAs, professors and students.

Registration closes November 10, 2017
Spaces are limited – Register early to avoid disappointment!

An overview of the two-day schedule is outlined below:

Workshop Schedule

Day One – December 5

8:30 am

Participant check-in

Breakfast – coffee & muffins

9:00 am

Working group activities

12:20 pm

Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Department-specific activities/Independent completion of online training

Day Two – December 6

8:30 am

Breakfast - coffee & muffins

9:00 am

Working group activities

12:20 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

Independent Completion of Online Training

As there are limited spaces in ExpecTAtions, those unable to commit to the full workshop may not register.

To receive a certificate of completion you must attend the entire workshop, no partial credit will be granted. 

Morning refreshments and lunch is provided on both days.  We suggest you bring a refillable water bottle.

Required materials will be provided on Day One.

If you are interested in participating, register online today at the link sent by Lisa Hendel to all MSci graduate students.  Registration closes November 10.  Numbers may reach capacity before the registration deadline.

Spaces are limited

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