Every new graduate student is required to attend New TA Orientation. Last year this was 25 students. The Orientation runs for 10 days during the three weeks before the start of classes. Class does not meet everyday.

The following shows how the 40-hours of Orientation class-time is distrubuted among topics:

  1. Introduction (3 hours)

  2. Alternative Conceptions of Students (7 hours)

  3. Teaching the Problem-solving Labs

  4. Teaching the Discussion Sessions

  5. Professionalism and Diversity Issues (3 hours)