October 2011

Encouraging a Positive Perspective among Students
We will all undoubtedly fall victim to boredom at some time or another throughout the semester. Boredom might creep into our existence while we�re waiting in line at the bookstore, or filing papers, or perhaps when we decide it�s finally time to wash a sink full of...


TAP Workshops in October
Issues for International TAs to Consider
Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 117, Busch Campus Center, BC

Teaching and Assessing Large Classes
Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Pedagogy of the Museum
Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Helping Struggling Students
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 117, Busch Campus Center, BC

Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Locations: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC


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Making Workshops Worth the Time
"I wish I knew how to build a web page for my students." "I didn�t expect to deal with so many diverse levels of academic preparation for my class. How do I keep my students engaged without losing half the class along the way?" Do these questions sound familiar? If you are...

Classroom Discussion
To many, the classroom is simply an environment where information is transferred and, one hopes, absorbed. Typically, when students ask questions, they do so for purposes of clarification. Student participation in the form of discussion may be seen by some as an unnecessary...


Other workshops
Career Services
Computer Literacy Training

The Master Faculty Observation Program
TAP has assembled a select group of outstanding faculty members who have volunteered to provide graduate students with the opportunity to observe their classes. The names, teaching schedules, and contact information of these veteran teachers are listed on our website. Earn a certificate by visiting three or more classes.

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