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Hooding Ceremony

  • Summer 2015: Thursday August 13, 2015
  • Fall 2015: Thursday December 17, 2015

TA/RA Orientation Dates - Fall 2015

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - CN 1.112 - Newly appointed TA’s and RA’s and those who have not yet attended DAY 1 of the two day program are required to attend.
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 - CN 1.112 (9 am to 12:30 am, lunch, afternoon 1:30pm to 3:30pm in school) - Newly appointed TA’s and previously appointed TA’s who have not yet attended DAY 2 of the two day orientation program are required to attend.

Dates and Deadlines - May NOT conduct Final Oral Exam when the University is closed. All deadlines are at Noon.

InAbsentia Deadlines

  • InAbsentia for those Spring 2015 candidates who did not make the deadlines.
  • June 2, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • June 16, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • InAbsentia - June 23, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation & thesis copies.

Summer 2015 - PhD

  • June 10, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2015.
  • June 25, 2015 - 12pm Noon
  • Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • July 9, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • July 16, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation copies (Copy Center Pricing)

Summer 2015 - Master's

  • June 10, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2015.
  • July 23, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final thesis copies.

InAbsentia Deadlines

  • InAbsentia for those Summer 2015 candidates who did not make the deadlines.
  • August 7, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • August 21, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • InAbsentia - August 28, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation & thesis copies.

Fall 2015 - PhD

  • September 1, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2015.
  • November 2, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • November 16, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • November 30, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation copies (Copy Center Pricing)

Fall 2015 - Master's

  • September 1, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2015.
  • December 7, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final thesis copies (Copy Center Pricing)

InAbsentia Deadlines

  • InAbsentia for those Fall 2015 candidates who did not make the deadlines.
  • December 10, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • January 11, 2016
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • InAbsentia - January 25, 2016 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation & thesis copies.
DISCLAIMER: All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

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Fall 2015 TA/RA Orientation

AGENDA

Teaching and Research Assistant Orientation Program: HR and Employment Issues

FALL 2015- ALL NEW TA's & RA's

August 19, 2015 - TA's and RA's in Clark Center CN 1.112 from 9:00am-12:30pm

and August 20, 2015 - TA's from 9:00am-1:00pm in Clark Center CN 1.112 (lunch will be provided)

and from 1:30pm-3:30pm will be with your School

 

All new TA´s attend both days and new RA´s only attend the first day.

 

As TA’s and RA’s, you will assume new responsibilities as employees and as valuable additions to the instruction and research agendas of the institution. Your expanded roles require acquaintance with the rules of the academy regarding compliance issues and your relationship and interaction with students when acting as an assistant instructor and researcher.

Completion of this two day orientation program will satisfy

Please note that TEACHING ASSISTANTS must complete all of the August 20 orientation program to be eligible for continued appointment as a teaching assistant. Attendance will be monitored throughout the August 20 program.

AGENDA

DAY 1 - Morning of Wednesday August 19, 2015 LOCATION: Clark Center Auditorium room CN 1.112

REQUIRED OF NEW TA’s and RA’s

9 am Welcome - Sign In - Austin Cunningham

9:10 am Computer Security Issues - Nate Howe

9:35 am  What Every TA/RA Needs to Know about Working at UTD

Compliance Training - Carla Garner

Sexual Harassment and EEO issues - James Dockery

Welcome – AVP of Human Resources - Colleen Dutton

Policies, Procedures & Perks - Ilyce Murray

State Benefits and Getting Paid - Marita Yancey

11:00 am Student Issues

Student Government Outreach -  President of Student Government

Plagiarism. How we deal with it. -  Kim Winkler

Student Disability/ Emergency Issues -  Kerry Tate

Career Office Support Services -  Mickey Choate

11:45 am

Issues for International TA's/RA's - Josephine Vitta

International Student Health Insurance - Haley Renfro

Tax compliance for Foreign Nationals - Wanda Beverly

English Proficiency Testing - Tom Lambert

 

DAY 2 - Morning of Thursday August 20, 2015 LOCATION: Clark Center Auditorium room CN 1.112

MANDATORY PROGRAM FOR NEW TA’s (includes those who have not attended a prior offering of the orientation program)

9:00 am Welcome - Austin Cunningham

9:10 am Who are our Students? - Andrew Blanchard

9:30 am Student Audience - Theresa Towner

10:10 am Welcome - President/Provost (TBD)

10:15 am Issues about Testing & Grading - Paul Pantano

11:00 am Effective Communication for TA’s - Mary Urquhart

11:30 am Time to Degree - Austin Cunningham

12:15 pm LUNCH provided by Dean Cunningham - all presenters welcome

1:30 - 3:30 pm School based orientation programs following lunch.

Teaching Assistants should go to the following locations for the afternoon school based continuation of the orientation program.

TA's from each school should go to the following locations:

Arts & Humanities: Should go to Room - JO 4.102

Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication Should go to Room - TBA

Brain & Behavioral Sciences Should go to Room - GR 4.301

EPPS Should go to Room - GR 3.606

Engineering & Computer Science Should go to Room - ECSS 2.102 (TI Auditorium)

Management Should go to Room - JSOM 1.517

Natural Science & Mathematics

Chemistry Should go to Room - SLC 2.303
Biology Should go to Room - FO 3.616
Geosciences Should go to Room - ROC 2.103
Mathematics Should go to Room - FO 2.702
Physics Should go to Room - PHY 1.606
Science/Mathematics Education Should go to Room - FN 3.218