What is the ETTA Fall Conference?
The ETTA Fall Conference is an all-day event that helps prepare IUPUI graduate students to teach now or in the future. Sessions cover a wide range of topics, including, for instance, using classroom technology, defining oneself as a teacher, understanding student privacy issues, grading, and balancing personal and professional duties.
Who Should Attend and Why?
IUPUI graduate students who serve--or who will serve--in any sort of teaching role, regardless of whether they are the instructor of record, are welcome to attend the ETTA Fall Conference. The conference is specifically designed for graduate students who are teaching assistants, associate or adjunct instructors, lab assistants, graders, and so on.
Instructors with prior training are more confident and more effective in the classroom. By participating in this focused event, IUPUI graduate students new to teaching can better prepare for the experience, and those who have already taught can refine their craft. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of education that IUPUI graduate students provide to the undergraduate student population.
What Happens at the ETTA Fall Conference?
The day is organized around whole group sessions and small group (concurrent) sessions. The whole group sessions generally cover topics of interest to all attendees--e.g., ETTA resources, campus policies and procedures, sexual harassment, diversity, etc. The small group or concurrent sessions address more particular topics (e.g., overviews of Canvas and Oncourse, planning and delivering an effective lecture or class, etc.) and attendees can choose to attend the sessions most appropriate to their individual needs and interests.
When is the ETTA Fall Conference Usually Held?
The fall conference takes place just before the beginning of the Fall semester. Please check our ETTA Events Listing for more information on when the next fall conference will be scheduled.