Spring 2018 TA Writing Intensive Workshop

January 12, 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

S304 Memorial Union

Register (Registration open soon!)

Writing Intensive courses make special demands upon faculty and graduate teaching assistants.  This workshop is designed to help both WI faculty and their TAs prepare to work together in the WI classroom.  Sessions are most beneficial when faculty and TAs attend as teams.  

Registration Information:  The TA Workshop is held during the MU Teaching Renewal Conference.  Please check the box for the TA Writing Intensive Workshop on January 12th.  If you would like attend other sessions during the conference you may select those options at the same time.

Sessions Include:
•Strategies for establishing grading criteria, balancing content and mechanics, evaluating writing, conferencing with students
•Ideas on defining mutually beneficial Faculty/TA working relationships
•Resource materials for WI TAs
•Interaction with TAs from a variety of disciplines
•Exercises that help faculty/TA teams establish and apply grading criteria

Some comments from past participants. . .
Provides thought-provoking scenarios for the first-time TA * I now have opinions and perspectives from peers that I can also take into consideration * the day just flew by – wonderful * keep giving these groovy workshops!  * I liked the practical information and the reassurance that we are all in the same boat  * all of it was useful in some ways  * I liked the booklet’s examples that we can take with us  * it is comforting to learn that not every person agrees on the “right” way to teach or the “right” way to grade

Questions?  Contact Jackie Thomas at thomasjm@missouri.edu