Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Graduate Student Instructor Orientation Sessions

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Do you have a teaching appointment this coming fall as a grader, teaching assistant, or an instructor of record? 

Are you are interested in learning some evidence-based strategies that will help you to effectively and efficiently fulfill that role? If so, please plan on attending our Graduate Student Instructor Orientation event being held on Thursday, August 22. This event consists of a series of 90-minute sessions that focus on different aspects of teaching and learning. Sign up for one or all sessions! New and returning TAs are encouraged to attend.

9:00-10:30"Creating a Welcoming and Supportive Climate from Day One" (Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Quad)

10:45-12:15Grading and Delivering Feedback on Writing Assignments (Problem Sets, Code, etc.) (Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Quad)

10:45-12:15Grading and Delivering Feedback on Writing Assignments (Papers, Lab Reports, etc.) (Tepper Quad,1308)

* Note: These two sessions are offered simultaneously. Participants should choose the one session that is most relevant to their teaching contexts.

1:30-3:00Working Well One-on-One with Students (During Office Hours, Studio, Labs, etc.) (Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Quad)

1:30-3:00Conducting Productive and Engaging Discussions (Tepper Quad 1308)

* Note: These two sessions are offered simultaneously. Participants should choose the one session that is most relevant to their teaching contexts.

For a full description of each session, please see this PDF.

To register for Graduate Student Instructor Orientation sessions, please visit: https://seminars.eberly.cmu.edu

Note: each of these sessions counts towards a core seminar requirement for the Future Faculty Program.