Sept. 25-26, 2017, Teaching Workshop

Mandatory Fall Workshop for all new Teaching Assistants in Comparative Literature.
Phelps 1508.

Comparative Literature Teaching Workshop agenda: theoretical and practical features pertaining to the teaching of literature and various aspects of the teaching of sections in our large lower-division General Education approved courses (CLIT 30ABC, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36); teaching of writing skills, correction of papers; modes and kind of feedback helpful to students; importance of the teaching portfolio and the preparation of a teaching statement in our career.
Lead Teaching Assistant and Workshop co-Organizers: Deepti Menon, deeptimenon[at] ; Alexandra Magearu, alexandra_magearu[at]

Agenda for Teaching Workshop

Monday, September 25 (in Phelps 1508)

10:00-10:30am           Introductions and ice breakers
                                   Overview of the role of Comparative Literature Teaching Assistant
                                   Useful information

10:30-10:50am           Chair’s introductions

10:50-11:00am           Coffee break

11:00-11:30am           Teaching Assistant methodology (concept map)

11:30-12:00pm           Faculty panel

12:00-1:00pm lunch (Phelps 6206C)

1:00-1:30pm               Teaching Assistant problem solving

 1:30-2:00pm              Staff panel (staff from the Phelps Administrative Support Center)

 2:00-2:30pm              Power/privilege/hierarchy in the classroom

 2:30-3:00pm              Final questions

Tuesday, September 26 (in Phelps 1508)

 2:00-2:30pm              Undergraduate panel

 2:30-3:15pm              Experienced Teaching Assistant panel

 3:15pm-4:00pm         Teaching demonstrations

date of event: 

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:00