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Lead Writing TA N/A
Lead Writing TA (LWTA)

Posting Date : May 10, 2016
Closing Date : Posting Expired


Duties

• Participate in an intensive training session (with LWTAs from other units) in June and additional training throughout the year (early September early January) • Meet in summer with the Writing Coordinator, departmental WIT contact, and course instructors to plan course assignments and writing activities for tutorials, labs, or lectures • Design and lead training sessions and consultations for course TAs on topics such as providing feedback to students on writing, planning tutorial/lab activities related to writing, etc.) through Fall and Winter terms • Develop and/or adapt resources on writing instruction (such as marking rubrics and assignments) for instructors, TAs, and students • Communicate regularly by email and in person with course instructors, the WIT Coordinator, departmental WIT Contact and others to implement WIT activities. • Collect and analyze data on WIT (e.g., surveys, student writing samples, TA and instructor focus groups, etc.) • Document activities (e.g., help draft unit WIT goals, provide monthly updates, write a final a report about WIT activities in the unit, etc.)

Qualifications

Required:
• Current PhD student
• At least two years' experience as a course TA, whether leading tutorials/ labs, in-class instruction, or grading
• Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with and show tact when communicating with course instructors and TAs
• Strong administrative skills, including ability to schedule meetings, plan and document work
• Strong time management skills with ability to meet multiple deadlines
• Strong facilitation and presentation skills and/or experience leading workshops
• Evidence of superior writing skills in their discipline (writing sample must be individually authored)
• Flexible schedule, able to accommodate short notice requests for meetings with WIT participants

Details

Department
Geography & Planning
Course ID
N/A
Campus
St. George
Salary
$42.90 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Course Enrollment
N/A
Dates of Appointment
June 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017
Number of Positions
1
Number of Hours
120
How to Apply
For detailed information go to http://geography.utoronto.ca/department/…
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