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Orientation for New International Teaching Assistants

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Arts & Sciences Building


International Teaching Assistant Program

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ONITA is a 3-day event (August 14-16) that takes place during the week before the start of any regular semester. This orientation is required for all new international graduate students before the first semester of teaching or assisting with teaching at MU.

At the orientation, participants will:
*Review principles of effective teaching
*Develop familiarity with the cultural expectations of most U.S. college classes/labs and the communication strategies
*Apply principles in short teaching sessions

Orientation instructors include expert faculty and instructors, experienced international graduate instructors and teaching assistants, and MU undergraduate students.