Graduate School
Howard University

Annual Orientation for Teaching Associates and Graduate Assistants

Wednesday, August 20, 2003, and Thursday, August 21, 2003,

Inabel Burns Lindsay Hall - (School of Social Work)

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, August 20, 2003
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Sign In

Auditorium Foyer
9:15-10:00 a.m.

Review of Rules and Regulations
Governing Graduate Assignments

Dr. Emmanuel K. Glakpe, Associate Dean

10:00 a.m. Faculty Expectations for TAs

Dr. Marlene Sherrill, Assistant Dean
Dr. Albert Roberts, Chair, Dept. of Psychology
Dr. Melbourne Cummings, Communication
& Culture

10:45 a.m.

Welcome and Assignments

President H. Patrick Swygert
Dr. Richard English, Interim Provost
Dr. Orlando L. Taylor, Vice Provost for Research
& Dean of the Graduate School

11:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentations

Dr. Jasmin Lambert, CASTL Fellow
College of William & Mary
Dr. Alice Thomas, CASTL Fellow
University of District of Columbia, School of Law

12:45 p.m. Luncheon

Presenting New Initiatives

Dr. Orlando L. Taylor, Vice Provost & Dean
Dr. Wayne Patterson, SeniorFellow
Dr. Emmanuel Glakpe, Associate Dean

Blackburn Center
2:00 --- 3:00 p.m Linking Teaching and Research

Q & A for Keynote Speakers
Dr. Angela Cole, Department of Psychology
Dr. Kay Payne, School of Communications
Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Department of History

3:10—3:45 p.m Electronic Resources for Research/Teaching

Dr. Arthuree Wright, Reference Department
Founders Library

3:45—4:45 p.m. Speaking the Unspoken: Interactive Workshop on the Social Environment of Teaching Auditorium
Thursday, August 21, 2003
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Sign In Auditorium Foyer
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Classroom “Issues”: Interactive Workshop Auditorium
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Teaching in an International Classroom

Dr. Anita Nahal, Graduate School Fellow

11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. “My Anxiety Dream”: Addressing Teachers’
Fears” Interactive Workshop
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


“Voices of Experience:” Returning TAs
Marcel Castro
Miriama Orange
La Tonia Taliferro Smith

Blackburn Center
1:45– 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Track I “When the T Doesn’t Mean Teaching: Research, Lab,
Administrative Assistants

Dr. Marlene Sherrill, Assistant Dean
Dr. George Middendorf, Department of Biology
Dr. Lorraine Fleming, School of Engineering

Track II Creating a Syllabus to Dissolve Mystery

Dr. John Reilly, Department of English

Track III Learning Styles of Our Students

Dr. Constance Ellison, Assistant Dean, School
Of Education
Dr. Gerunda Hughes, School of Education

Track IV Evaluation and Assessment: You Can’t
Do One Without the Other

Dr. Aaron Stills, Administrative Fellow of the Graduate School
Dr. Paul Logan, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Dr. Veronica Thomas, School of Education

Lindsay Hall Classrooms

3:00 – 4:20 p.m.

Professional Ethics: A Roundtable

Dr. George Littleton, Department of Physiology, MRBS
Dr. Robert Taylor, Department of Pharmacology,
IRB Chair
Dr. Jeanne Maddox Toungara, Department of History

4:25 p.m. Completing the Charge: Getting Assignments and Signing Agreements

Dr. Orlando L. Taylor, Vice Provost for Research &
Dean of the Graduate School