GSAS Enhances Support for Teaching Fellows and Course Assistants
September 28, 2016
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has teamed up with the Graduate Student Affairs office, the Brandeis Counseling Center, Experiential Learning, and the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide additional support to the school’s 200+ Teaching Fellows and Course Assistants. The program will include a series of six sessions that focus on topics such as diversity and inclusion, pedagogy, and balancing multiple roles on campus.
“Our TFs and CAs provide an important service to Brandeis,” says Meghan Peck, Associate Director or Academic Services, “and we want to be sure that they feel fully supported. This series of events will help them improve their teaching skills and prepare them for the demands of the classroom.”
The next workshop will include a candid discussion of cultural expectations around academic integrity and will feature Melissa Woolsey, Assistant Director for Student Rights and Community Standards, and Vino Murugesan, Director of English Language Programs. The event will be held at noon on October 6 in Kutz 130. Dumplings from Mulan will be served at this event, which is recommended for current TFs, CAs and all interested graduate students. E-mail Meghan Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 5 to secure a spot!
There will be another workshop at noon on November 1 in Kutz 130 which will focus on signs of distress, balancing the middle to the end of the semester workloads, and resources on campus to support graduate students. During the spring semester, there will be three more workshops on January 24, March 1, and March 28. More information will be provided in the Highlights newsletter leading up to the events.