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TIC Welcomes You! New Graduate Student Orientation Review 2022

The Teaching Innovation Center (TIC) supports instructional design and inclusive pedagogy through using evidence-based practices and the latest research. It also centers on providing resources and support to those already established and in training (e.g., graduate students in the School of Life Sciences or SoLS). TIC recently supported that goal by welcoming 74 incoming graduate students (both master’s and doctoral students) to SoLS early in August for a new student orientation. Most of those students are incoming teaching assistants (TAs) for online and in person undergraduate courses. Those incoming students are the next generation of researchers, instructors, etc. who will shape teaching, learning, and mentorship. The in-person orientation held in Hayden Library was an opportunity for students to network and engage in professional development as new and incoming TAs. For some, it was reported that it would be their first time being a TA, thus this experience was beneficial and pro
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