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Campus-Wide NEW International Teaching Assistant Orientation

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Campus-Wide NEW International Teaching Assistant Orientation 2017

With the support of the UIC Graduate College and the Office of International Services (OIS), the International Teaching Assistant Program will be holding its annual Campus-Wide NEW ITA Orientation on Monday 21 August 2017.

This orientation is for all new and incoming international teaching assistants, who have been hired (or will be hired) at UIC as teaching assistants for the fall 2017 semester. This orientation is not mandatory, but is recommended for all new ITAs.

This orientation will focus on communication skills that international teaching assistants need to be successful at UIC.

Date: Monday 21 August 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. Check In, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center East (SCE) 750 South Halsted, 2nd Floor, Illinois Rooms A, and B.
What to bring to orientation:
  • UIN/I-Card
  • Copy of ibt TOEFL/IELTS score report
  • TA offer letter (if applicable)   


2017 Campus-Wide International TA Orientation
Monday, August 21, 2017

9:00 am - 12 pm
Student Center East – Illinois Rooms A and B

8:30 – 9:00      Check in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05      Welcome and Introduction to the International Teaching                                   Assistant Program

9:05 – 9:30      Key Note Address: Becoming a new TA: Some tips for                                    Success

9:30-10:00       Teaching Survival Strategies (Illinois Room A & B)

10:05-10:35     Switch Presenters

10:35 –10:45   Re-Group in Illinois Room A

10:45-11:15     Health and Wellness in Graduate School

11:15-11:30     Lunch/Turn in Questions

11:30-12:00     Meeting the Challenges of Becoming a New TA at UIC

12:00-12:10     Complete Orientation Evaluation

12:15-12:30     Walk to Campus-Wide TA Orientation