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January 2018

New Graduate TA Orientation

January 10 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm

This workshop gives TAs the opportunity to meet and talk with new and experienced TAs from across many disciplines, and to help them manage their dual role as both graduate student and instructor. This workshop is held online through Sakai. Click below to register and learn more. Facilitated by the Center for Faculty Excellence. Register Here

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Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom: Cross-Cultural Analysis

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this workshop designed for international teaching assistants (ITAs) who are getting ready to teach in the American classroom. The workshop will cover important actions ITAs can take before the semester begins and learn about expectations of American undergraduate students in order to more effectively interact with students. Cross-sharing of cultural norms and expectations from participants’ home countries will provide reflective opportunities to determine how best to interact with American undergraduate students. Offered…

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February 2018

Improvisation training to improve communication and active listening with Bianca Casusol

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Murray Hall G201 Chapel Hill, 27599 United States

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/bianca-casusol/ Improv training has been shown to be effective at improving communication, teamwork and active listening.  Join Bianca Casusol (Magnet Theater People and The PIT Chapel Hill) in an interactive introduction to improvisation.  No experience necessary - just show up prepared to have fun!  Note that limited slots are available for this experience. Register here:  http://tinyurl.com/yc942lda

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Getting Ready to teach in the American Classroom: Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Develop and practice your own strategies for effective communication in this case-study-based workshop focused on building and maintaining rapport with students. The workshop will include a facilitated case study discussion. In that discussion, participants will investigate sources of mis-communication between students and instructors, and discuss tangible strategies to increase effective communication (verbal and non-verbal) with others in and out of the classroom. Participants will: • Propose strategies to build rapport with undergraduate students • Generate a list of compensation strategies…

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March 2018

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, writing cover letters and CVs that get noticed, as well as teaching and research statements that illustrate skills and readiness for academic careers. REGISTER:http://tinyurl.com/y8uhm7ul

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