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Announcements

Fall 2015 Orientation Agenda 
for Graduate Students/GTAs/GRAs 

Monday, August 17th

Time: 8:00 – 5:00 (Registration begins at 8:00)
Place: Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Participants: New International Graduate Students (Required)

Tuesday, August 18th

Time: 9:30 – Noon
Place: 207 Dickens
Participants: New Graduate Students (Required)

  • Welcome to the department (Acting Department Head).
  • Student introductions, orientation packet, and week’s agenda.
  • Paperwork, office, and teaching assignments questions (Bonnie Messmer).
  • Department Handbook.
  • Using office equipment, supplies, and general office guidelines.
  • K-state Online (KSOL) and KSIS.
  • Tour of Dickens Hall.
  • Campus Tour.

Wednesday, August 19th

Time: 8:00 – 5:00
Place: K-State Student Union Ballrooms, 2nd Floor
Participants: New Graduate Students & First Time Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) (Required)

  • Orientation for new Graduate Students and GTA’s. Details on the orientation and on orientation registration and deadline can be viewed on the Graduate School website under orientation information.

Thursday, August 20th

Time: 9:00 – Noon
Place: Hale Library Hemisphere Room
Participants: Orientation for New GTAs with Teaching Responsibilities (Required for new GTAs)

  • Orientation to Teaching (Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning).  Registration link.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30
Place: Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building
Participants: Orientation for all New GTAs, GRAs, and GAs (Required for new GTAs & GRAs)

  • Orientation (Graduate School).

Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Place: 207 Dickens
Participants: All Stat 100, Stat 340, Stat 351 and evening Stat 350 GTAs (Required)

  • Using Canvas. Orientation to Teaching (Dr. Jager).

Time: 10:30 – Noon
Place: 207 Dickens
Participants: All Stat 351 GTAs (Required)

  • Orientation to Teaching (Dr. Jager).

Time: 1:00 – 2:00
Place: 207 Dickens
Participants: All Stat 100, Stat 340 and evening Stat 350 GTAs (Required)

  • Orientation to Teaching (Dr. Jager).

Time: 2:00 – 3:00
Place: Dr. Keating, 108D Dickens
Place: Dr. Jager, 102C Dickens
Participants: All Stat 350 GTAs for the large lecture classes (Required)

  • Orientation to teaching.

Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Place: 107 Dickens, Dr. James Neill
Place: 101A Dickens, Dr. Weixing Song
Participants: All New Graduate Students (Required)

  • New Students consulting with Dr. Neill or Dr. Song (please refer to letter of admission from Graduate School) for individual course of study.

Friday, August 21st

Time: 8:00 – 11:00
Place: 206 Dickens
Participants: All Stat 325 GTAs (Required) Session 1 of 2

  • Orientation to teaching (Dr. Jager).

Time: 11:00 – 11:30
Place: 106 Dickens
Participants: All Graduate Students Meeting (Required)

  • Graduate student policy, procedures, and teaching (Acting Department Head).

Time: 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
Place: Dickens Lobby
Participants: All Graduate Students and Orientation Participants (Optional)

Time: 1:00 – 3:00

Place: 206 Dickens
Participants: All Stat 325 GTAs (Required) Session 2 of 2

  • Orientation to teaching continued (Dr. Jager).

Time: 3:00 – 4:00
Place: 207 Dickens
Participants: Entire Department (Required)

  • Department introductions and fall 2015 kickoff (Acting Department Head).