OIDSurviving the First Quarter of Teaching

Before the quarter starts

Are you nervous about your first quarter of teaching? This section covers how to prepare for the first day and beyond. Topics include: bridging the gap between faculty and students, managing classroom dynamics, handling academic dishonesty, and grasping the TA's role in undergraduate education.

Participants will also take home practical skills such as best practices for syllabus and section policy sheet design.

Josh Samani (Physics), Neel Tiruviluamala (Math), Brian Bernards (Asian Languages and Cultures), Corey O'Malley (Sociology) talk about thoughts before the first day.

Administrative Set Up

Before your class starts, there are a number of administrative things you will need to attend to. Setting up the administrative details for your class will help you to feel at ease when preparing for the class.