Your 2018 Virtual Orientation Binder
Important Links for New Graduate Students (bookmark it!)
Your Department's Grad Resources Page (bookmark it!) including:
Description of Duties forms
Eligibility Checklist (required each quarter, except summer, for employment or fellowship)
- Professional Development program, including a calendar of workshops: GradPathways
- Becoming a California Resident - Domestic nonresidents are expected to become California residents before the start of their second year - Make sure to start collecting evidence now. (International Students may not become residents for tuition purposes)
- UC Davis Campus Map - Find out how to get to orientation and your classes
- Presentation slides from orientation [pdf]
- Copying/Printing/Scanning Slides - These slides and your copy code are emailed quarterly to those who are employed.
- When in doubt, ask the LangLit Staff
Orientations Schedule 2018
*Please note that any references to “New” TAs/AIs means new to teaching at UC Davis (even if you’ve had previous teaching experience elsewhere)
Fri, SEP 14: International Graduate Student Orientation (required for new international students)
Mon, SEP 17: Graduate Student Orientation
Orientation by the Office of Graduate Studies register here https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/newly-admitted-students/orientation.
Various Dates: Sexual Violence Prevention training
All new students must complete this training. See http://sexualviolence.ucdavis.edu/education_training.html to select a date.
Various Dates: Test of Oral English Proficiency (TOEP) / SPEAK Test – For international graduate students / TAs. See http://iae.ucdavis.edu/graduate/index.html for information on who must take it and how to sign up.
Thur, SEP 20: Languages & Literatures Orientation -required
Administrative items; IT troubleshooting; photos; tour of DLC
Mon, SEP 24: Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) TA Training
Register online at http://cetl.ucdavis.edu/courses-and-events/ta-orientation.html (required for new TAs/AIs). Two courses must be completed online prior to this in-person training. Consult your registration confirmation email for time & location of the in person training.
Tue, SEP 25: Comparative Literature Department Orientation - 912 Sproul Hall
- 9:00. Coffee and pastries.
- 9:15. Welcome by Sheldon Lu (Department Chair), Jocelyn Sharlet (Graduate Adviser) & Noha Radwan (TA/AI Supervisor). (Required for all COM 5-7 TAs)
- 9:30. Teaching in COM 5-7 workshop by Nick Talbott and Jeremy Konick-Seese. (Required for all COM 5-7 TAs)
- 10:30. Break
- 10:45. Teaching in COM 1-4 workshop by Nick Talbott and Jeremy Konick-Seese. (Required for all COM 1-4, and COM 10 instructors)
- 12:00. Greeting from Sheldon Lu (Department Chair) and Lunch with faculty. (All graduate students invited.)
- 1:30. Life as a Comp Lit Grad Student by Jocelyn Sharlet. (Required for all first graduate students, second and higher years warmly invited)
Wed, SEP 26 - Classes begin!