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Graduate Assistant Teaching Orientation (GATO)

This free, one-day workshop is designed to help meet the needs of graduate students teaching for the first time at MU. Free breakfast and lunch are included.

Students should register in advance. Registration will open June 15, 2018.

Who should attend?

All Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Graduate Instructors (GIs) who have not taught at the University of Missouri previously are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar. Experienced Teaching Assistants and Graduate Instructors are also welcome to join in the day’s sessions.

Fall 2018 GATO – Click here to register!

Friday, August 17, 2018

8:30am-3:00pm

Tate Hall

Schedule of events:

TIMEEVENT
8:30-9:00amBreakfast and Check-In
9:00-9:15amOpening Welcome
9:15-9:30amMizzou Store & Course Materials
9:30-10:00amWho are Mizzou Undergraduates?
10:00-11:00amAward-winning Faculty: Teaching Philosophy, Constructing the Syllabus, Creating Assignments, Classroom Management, and Student Engagement
11:00-11:50amPolicies, Resources, & Practices Every TA Should Know

1.     Academic Integrity

2.     Student Accountability & Support

3.     Disability Services

4.     Counseling Center

5.     Title IX and Civil Rights

11:50-12:00pmQuestions
12:00-12:30pmLunch
12:30-1:15pmConcurrent Session I (Choose one)

Rock the First Day: Make Connections that Last

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Tips for Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

Teaching with Technology: Off to a Good Start            

1:15-2:00pmConcurrent Session II (Choose one)

MU Library Resources for Instructors

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Tips for Being an Effective Teaching Assistant

Teaching with Technology: Off to a Good Start            

2:00-3:00pmCitizenship @ Mizzou

An interactive session on identity and Mizzou values that all GATO participants should attend. Drawing for prizes during this session.