Teaching at CU - Fall Intensive 2015

Fall intensive audience greet each other

The 2015 Fall Intensive will be hosted August 19-21, 2015. 

workshop listening student

Welcome to the Fall Intensive! The Graduate Teacher Program supports the development of graduate students as teaching scholars. TAs, GPTIs, RAs, graduate students on fellowships, and other graduate students are invited to participate and meet peers, professors, and staff from across campus. The workshops are designed to help you teach at CU-Boulder, to begin your professional development as a professor in postsecondary education, and to explore nonacademic job opportunities. Visit us in 201 ATLAS or call (303) 492-4902. Also, join us for workshops through the year. 

  • Information Desk will be available in Fleming 104, Open Daily 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Please: Do not enter sessions late or leave early.
  • No registration is necessary, seating is first-come, first-serve.
  • All workshops will be held in Fleming 154, 155, 156 & 157.
  • Due to Move-In Week, please plan on  walking, riding or using public transportation on August 19 & 20th.

Tentative Schedule 2015 PDF

Suggested Audience Color Key:    

  Required        For Everyone     Beginning TAs  

  Experienced TAs & GPTIs      International TA Training

This year the Fall Intensive is being held in Fleming, (rooms 154, 155, 156,157).  An Information Desk will be open from 8:30-3:30 daily in Fleming 104.

All workshops, including CU Honor Code and Discrimination and Harassment training will be conveniently located on the same floor in Fleming.

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The Fleming building address is 2445 Kittredge Loop. It is located near the southwest corner of main campus, between Kittredge Central and Wolf Law, off Broadway and Baseline.

Due to Move-In Week at CU, driving to campus is not available to current students, faculty and staff on Wednesday and Thursday. Please plan on walking, biking or using public transportation.

The buses that service this area from Regent Drive
are the Stampede and the 209.  Buses along Broadway are the Skip and Dash and they stop at the UMC and Euclid.

Graduate student participants and presenters may easily access the C4C dining facility and the Basemar Shopping center for breakfast and lunch dining options.  There are also vending machines located in Fleming.

9:00-10:15 AM

Fleming 154 - International TA Training: Bringing Your Culture to US Students

Fleming 155 - Planning & Running STEM Labs 

Fleming 156 - Vets in the College Classroom

Fleming 157 - Confronting Conficts in the Classroom: What do Do?

10:30 AM - Noon

Fleming 154 - Undergraduate Student Perspectives on Diversity in the Classroom

Fleming 155 -How to Lead an Excellent Recitation Section

Fleming 156 - Effective Bystander intervention

Fleming 157 - Seven Principles of Good Practice: Establishing Rapport with Students

1:00-2:15 PM

Fleming 154 - Creating a Contract for Collegial Classrooms

Fleming 155 - Flipping Classrooms in Mathematics

Fleming 156 - International TA Training:Experiences of an International TA at CU Boulder

Fleming 157 - Teaching Difficult Social Concepts

2:30-3:45 PM

Fleming 154 - International TA Training: Understanding Americans' Nonverbal Behaviors 

Fleming 155 - Confronting Privilege: Gender in the Classroom -  Interactive Theatre

Fleming 156 - Technologies and Student Learning

Fleming 157 - Making Every Day Count: Backwards Design in Lesson Planning

7:00-8:30 PM

Best Should Teach Keynote Speaker Azar Nafisi

Azar NafisiAAzar Nafisi will discuss  “The Republic of Imagination: Humanities & the Future of Democracies” at the Best Should Teach event on Thursday, August 20th, 7:00-8:30pm in Macky auditorium. 

Best Should Teach is a ticketed, free event and open to the community.  Click here to reserve FREE tickets.  Doors open at 6:00pm. Signed copies of The Republic of Imagination will be available for purchase in the lobby before and after the event.