International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP)
The International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP) is responsible for ensuring, through education, assistance and assessment, that all teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate instructors and postdoctoral fellows who are non-native speakers of English communicate effectively in the classroom as required by state law and university policy.
ITAP offers many services to assess and develop communication and provide cultural development as a basis for a rewarding and enriching experience in the classroom. These include:
- Language assessment for teaching-assistant and graduate-instructor candidates.
- Teaching orientations for all non-native speakers of English.
- Resources for oral-language instruction and improvement.
- Ongoing support for new ITAs
- Workshops for all international graduate students’ cultural, academic and professional development.
ITAP CARES Spring 2014 Workshop Schedule
ITAP's Conversation and Resource Exploration Series (CARES) program provides students with interactive presentations. The workshops and roundtables given through the ITAP CARES program are free, but register early to reserve your spot.
All workshops held in 403 Jesse Hall unless otherwise noted.
Classroom Management - 2/13, 5:00pm
Verb Tense and Choice in Academic Writing - 2/20, 5:00pm
Consonant Pronunciation Roundtable - 2/21, 12pm (NSSLHA)
Building Rapport - 2/27, 5:00pm
Being Polite: Tone and Implied Messages - 3/6, 5:00pm
Organizing a Paragraph - 3/13, 5:00pm
Revising to Make Ideas Clearer - 3/20, 5:00pm
Applying for Academic Jobs in the USA - 4/10, 5:00pm (ISCS)
Interview Skills - 4/17, 5:00pm (ISCS)
Working Effectively with Students who have Disabilities - TBA (ISCS)
Vowel Pronunciation Roundtable - TBA (NSSLHA)
Consonant Cluster Roundtable - TBA (NSSLHA)
Any questions? Please contact the ITAP program at firstname.lastname@example.org.