2013-2014 TA/TF Orientation Session Coming in August
All new Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows must attend the TA/TF Orientation session, which will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 on the CUA campus. The exact date of the Orientation session will be announced shortly. The TA/TF Orientation is a mandatory requirement for all new TA and TF members, and must be completed before beginning the Fall semester.
If you are a new Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow, please complete the TA/TF Registration Form and submit it to David P. Long in the Graduate Studies Office (McMahon 116) by following these directions:
Suggested Reading for TAs and TFs
The following books have been recommended by the committee to help TAs and TFs expand their instructional toolbox, better reach their students, and become better informed about a variety of teaching methods.
Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004), ISBN 978-0674013254
Wilbert J. McKeachie, McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College University Teachers (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2010), ISBN 978-0495809296
Linda B. Nilson, Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010), ISBN 978-0470401040
Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow Development Committee
The committee consists of members of the faculty from various schools and departments throughout the University. They are committed to, and have a reputation for, high teaching excellence.
The committee members are:
- Dr. James J. Greene, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
- Dr. Christopher J. Born, Clinical Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture, School of Theology and Religious Studies
- Sr. (Dr.) Marian Brady, S.P., Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of Core Program, School of Philosophy
- Mr. B.J. Buracker, Ph.D. (cand.), Program Coordinator, Academic Coaching and Assessment, The Center for Academic Success
- Ms. Marion Ficke, Assistant to the Chair, Pre-Medical Coordinator, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences
- Dr. Margaret Ann Kassen, Associate Professor of French and Spanish, Language Coordinator and Placement Coordinator, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, School of Arts and Sciences
- Dr. Hanna Marks, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, School of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, School of Arts and Sciences
- Dr. Kathleen Perencevich, Assistant Professor of Education, School of Arts and Sciences
- Dr. Pamela Ward, Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of the Rhetoric and Writing Program, Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
To contact the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, please call 202-319-5247 or email us: