Fall 2014 TA Newsletter

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A Mid-Quarter Meetup for TAs!

WHO: All TAs!
WHEN: Wednesday, November 5th from 2-3pm
WHERE: CTLO on the 3rd Floor of the Student Services Building
WHY: A chance for TAs to come together at mid-quarter to socialize, share experiences & resources, and eat food!
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, November 3rd at 5pm here:
Meet The 
Outreach Guys:
J & J

When: October 29th, 4-5pm

Where: CTLO, 3rd Floor of CSS

What: Join James & Julius to learn more about educational outreach programs in the community, such as
Caltech Classroom Connection and Community Science Academy!
Gain valuable teaching experience, meet like-minded classmates, and help our community - teachers & students are looking forward to meeting you! Come to our session to learn how you can get involved in these fun, dynamic programs!

3 Questions with CTLO's New Program Manager!

Q: Who are you and what is your job at CTLO?
A: My name is Holly Ferguson and my work involves developing, implementing, and evaluating programming that supports TAs and faculty. I also serve as an educational consultant and support educational technology in the classroom (via tablets and MOOCs). 

Q: What do you do when not at CTLO?
A: When not at CTLO, I enjoy riding motorcycles, practicing martial arts, and cultivating a meditation practice. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about being an educator?
A: Students! Plus I really enjoy the art of teaching & the science of learning!
You can read more about Dr. Ferguson here:

The Academic Faculty Job Search
Workshop Series

Review of Application Materials Workshop

When: October 29th, 1:30-3:30pm

Where: Winnett Lounge

What: Bring a CV, research statement, or teaching statement and trade with other participants to get feedback. The CTLO staff will be there to answer questions.

If you plan to attend this workshops please RSVP here:

Program brought to you by:
the Caltech Postdoc Association (CPA) and CTLO

Effective Teaching of a Quantitative Course:
From Designing to Teaching the Class

Dennis Kochmann,
Assistant Professor of Aerospace, Caltech

When: December 3rd at 4:30pm

Where: Beckman Institute Auditorium

Program Sponsored By: 
Caltech Project for Effective Teaching (CPET)

Are you a Head TA?
Do you think you might be one but aren't sure?

Whether formally a Head TA - or informally - please e-mail for the

We Are Here For YOU!

We can work with you or your group on all aspects of being a TA, such as:
  • teaching strategies
  • grading & assessment practices
  • balancing TA work with other responsibilities
  • classroom observations/recordings & feedback
  • mid-quarter/end-of-quarter student surveys
Please contact us at (626) 395-8427 or (626) 395-1299 for more information
or stop by the 3rd Floor of the Center for Student Services.
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