Professional Development for Teaching Assistants


UNIV 400A. Professional Development for Graduate Teaching Assistants (0)

 

An orientation and the four required seminars for new TAs designed to develop skills in communication and teaching. Required of students with graduate appointments that include instructional responsibilities. Students have a total of two consecutive semesters to complete either UNIV 400A or UNIV 400B. Students who do not complete the course within the first semester will receive an Incomplete (I). They do not need to re-register for the next semester. Once students complete the course, they will receive Pass (P). If students do not complete the course within two consecutive semesters, they will receive No Passing grade (NP).


UNIV 400B. Professional Development for Int’l Graduate Teaching Assistants (0)


In addition to satisfying the requirements of UNIV 400A, ITAs are required to attend a special half-day ITA orientation, which is scheduled each August and to participate in an evaluation of spoken English. Students have a total of two consecutive semesters to complete either UNIV 400A or UNIV 400B. Students who do not complete the course within the first semester will receive an Incomplete (I). They do not need to re-register for the next semester. Once students complete the course, they will receive Pass (P). If students do not complete the course within two consecutive semesters, they will receive No Passing grade (NP).


UNIV 400C. ITA Communication Skill Development (0)


Small group, interactive course that concentrates on American culture, pronunciation, idiomatic usage, and English grammar. Required of all new ITAs who do not meet the minimum requirements on the SPEAK evaluation.


UNIV 401. Teaching with Technology for Graduate at Case (0)


As the integration of instructional technology into the university classroom becomes increasingly important, graduate students have an increasing need to explore the potential of technology-supported learning activities and how they might be useful and productive in enhancing a student’s learning experiences and outcomes. This course provides knowledge of and hands-on experience with educational technologies with an emphasis on uses as instructional tools not only in the classroom but how these new tools can make a significant difference in learning in any setting. This course will offer graduate students hands on experience using available technologies, strategies on initiating and guiding particular technology-supported learning activities, discussion about the different roles technology might play in a classroom, and consideration of the best uses of technology in all teaching and learning activities. Participants will learn to use technologies to enhance current lessons, use appropriate technologies to support, manage, enhance, and assess student learning, and to improve overall communication with students.


UNIV 410. Teaching/Clinical Practicum (1 - 9)


This course is designed for graduate students who are either teaching or involved in clinical or other internship practicums and require full-time student status. Permit required.