Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

Winter 2016 Agenda


Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

at the Michigan League


Please bring your MCard and consider dressing in layers since Michigan League rooms vary in temperature. 

8:15-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Ballroom)
8:30-9:00 a.m. Plenary I (Ballroom)
9:00-9:50 a.m. TBD: Welcome to Teaching, CRLT Players (Ballroom)
9:50-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:30 a.m. Inclusive Teaching in the First Week and Beyond  

Grouped by Discipline:

  • STEM
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Lunch (Ballroom)
  Graduate Employees Organization Presentation 
12:20-1:05 p.m. Plenary II: Research-Based Principles for Teaching (Ballroom)
1:15-2:45 p.m. Practice Teaching 
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (see session descriptions here)
  • Dealing with Controversy During Classroom Discussion
  • Evaluating Student Writing
  • Facilitating Discussions in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
  • Facilitating Group Work in Discussion and Labs
  • Identity and Authority in the Classroom
  • Leading Problem-Solving Sessions
  • Teaching with Technology: CTools, Canvas, and the Google Suite