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MEI ITA Evaluation

All international students serving as teaching assistants in the fall are required to take the International Teaching Assistant Evaluation given by the Maryland English Institute (MEI).

MEI ITA Evaluation Prep Session

Date: August 16, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: 2460 AV Williams Building
What is it: Prep session for those that are required to take the MEI ITA Evaluation.

MEI ITA Evaluation
Date: August 17-20, 2021
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced
Who should attend? Mandatory for all international students serving as teaching assistants in the fall. Our office will contact you with more information about this evaluation over the summer.

Payroll and Benefits Orientation 

The Payroll Office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will hold a Payroll and Benefits Orientation. International students should have access to their passports and I-20s, and US citizens and permanent residents should have access to their driver's licenses. If possible, all students should have their bank account information to set-up direct deposit. To view descriptions of health benefit plans and insurance premiums for each plan prior to the payroll orientation, visit the University Human Resources website.

Payroll and Benefits Orientation

Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
                               OR
            Monday, August 30, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (EST)
Location: 2328 AV Williams Building

Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all all new teaching assistants, research assistants, and fellows.

New Student Welcome and Orientation

The ECE Graduate Studies Office will hold a welcome and orientation session for all new students.

New Student Welcome and Orientation

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (EST)
Location: Virtual (link to be emailed)

Who should attend? This session is mandatory for all new students.

Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) TA Orientation

TLTC will offer a Live Webinar for Graduate TAs and also provide optional asynchronous resources for new TAs. New TAs will be required to attend one of the sessions offered.

TLTC Live Webinar for Graduate TAs

Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (EST)
Location: Virtual
Registration: Visit the TLTC website to register for this event.

Who should attend? This University-wide TA orientation is mandatory for all students who will be serving as a TA for the first time in the fall, including fellows. Attendance is a requirement of the TA contract.

Graduate School Asynchronous New Student Orientation

The Graduate School is hosting a campus-wide Graduate School New Student Orientation asynchronously through ELMS-Canvas. Anyone with UMD credentials can access the orientations through Open Learning.

Asynchronous New Student Orientation

Location: Virtual
Registration: Visit the Graduate School's orientation website to learn more and access the orientation.

Who should attend? This University-wide orientation is optional for all new students.

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