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Teaching assistant positions are open for new UTSA first-year student course

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(Feb. 25, 2014) -- UTSA University College is seeking graduate students for 30-40 positions as Teaching Assistant I. A part-time, temporary, non-benefits-eligible position,  teaching assistants will provide pedagogical support to the Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (AIS) 1203 instructors of record. The application deadline is March 17.

AIS 1203, a core curriculum course required of all incoming freshmen starting in fall 2014, will introduce students to the general scholarship practices within three broad academic areas: natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The enrollment for AIS 1203 is capped at 50 students.

Teaching Assistant I pedagogical responsibilities:

  • Attend AIS 1203 class meetings** (3 hours per week per section)
  • Meet regularly (at least one hour per week) with the instructor of record for debriefing and preparation
  • Prepare materials for the week and manage Blackboard Learn
  • Hold regularly scheduled office hours (may include review and tutoring sessions)
  • Grade a maximum of 50 percent of course assignments, quizzes, exams and projects
  • Collaborate with the AIS peer mentor to provide additional outreach and support to students

** While attending the AIS 1203 class meetings, the teaching assistant will be expected to take attendance, facilitate group work, monitor student engagement, monitor student behaviors, assist with administering exams, possibly work under the direct supervision of the instructor to develop and present course lectures (maximum of 4 lectures), and other duties as assigned.

Teaching Assistant I general responsibilities:

  • Serve as a mentor/role model for students
  • Serve as a resource for students
  • Be knowledgeable of campus resources
  • Be prepared for class meetings and instructor/student meetings
  • Be a good listener -- be fair and respectful
  • Be reliable -- always show up for class, meetings and events
  • Be open, honest and direct

To apply, pick up an application form at the First-Year Experience Program office at Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 1.02.06 on the UTSA Main Campus. The form includes salary information.

For more information, contact Tammy Wyatt at 210-458-5191.



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First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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