Orientation

Teaching Orientation Workshops for Associate Instructors

Graduate students who will have instructional roles in the upcoming academic year are invited to attend the following events as part of the CITL’s Associate Instructor Orientation. Both new and experienced AIs are welcome to participate. Registration is not required for AI Orientation workshops.

A complete list of CITL events is here.

A map of the workshop locations is here.

Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Global and International Studies Building 0001 Thursday, August 18, 2016, Global and International Studies Building 0001

This campus-wide workshop is required of all new graduate student instructors and provides inclusive teaching strategies for working with diverse populations in the classroom. Participants should choose one of the two sessions listed above.

Introduction to Theories of Learning and Teaching

Thursday, August 18, 2016, Myers Hall 130

Participants will explore the truth behind common myths about teaching and learning. Through exploring these myths, participants will gain a greater understanding of the theory behind 3 broad areas: learning styles, cognitive development, and memory.

Creating a Learner-centered Course from First Day to Last Day

Thursday, August 18, 2016, Woodburn Hall 101

Graduate students will discuss the factors that influence student motivation and acquire strategies to foster student engagement and set an inclusive and sustainable tone from the first day through the last day of the semester.

Principles of Effective Lesson Design

Thursday, August 18, 2016, Jordan Hall A100

This workshop will help graduate students plan engaging lessons that promote their undergraduates’ learning. Participants will identify inclusive lesson design principles and create lesson plans that align goals, activities, and assessments.


Lunch Session


The "Real Deal" and a Meal: Teaching as a Graduate Student at IUB

Thursday, August 18, 2016, Global and International Studies Building 1100, 1106, 1112, 1118, 1122, 1128, 1134

Engage in candid dialogue, questions and answers, and community-building in small discussion groups, each facilitated by an experienced associate instructor. Box lunches are available for 150 graduate students. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the University Graduate School, and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.

Grading and Assignment Design Principles

Thursday, August 18, 2016, Myers Hall 130

A few reliable strategies for assignment design and grading (with pen or cursor) can save you hours without compromising your standards or your interaction with students. Laura Clapper (Campus Writing Program) and participants will discuss strategies for managing your grading load, designing effective assignments, and streamlining assignments with grading rubrics. Regardless of whether you’re teaching computer programing or comparative political theory, this workshop can offer you time-saving and educationally effective tips for your teaching.

Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Thursday, August 18, 2016, Swain Hall West 119

Graduate students will be introduced to teaching and learning technologies used at IUB, including IU’s course management system, Canvas. These technologies help you manage course assignments and grades, as well as hold students accountable for their learning, sustain student learning communities through online groups and forums, and support collaboration, proper citation practices, foreign language instruction, assessment, and peer review in writing assignments.